Curmudgeons In High Dudgeon

Autore: Ennio I. Rao
Editore: EDAS
Grandezza: 24,77 MB
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Urban Space In The Middle Ages And The Early Modern Age

Autore: Albrecht Classen
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110223899
Grandezza: 64,89 MB
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Vista: 1793
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Despite common perceptions of the medieval world as mostly land-based or limited to individual courts, we can discover the development of the urbanization process already in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The complexity of the matter requires a fully interdisciplinary approach, including art history, literature, urban geography, women's studies, social and economic history, religion, and philosophy. The contributions to this new volume build on extensive research on urban history but develop intriguingly new insight into living space, mental structures, and social conditions within medieval and early-modern cities.

Angelo Poliziano S Lamia

Autore: Angelus Politianus
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185909
Grandezza: 35,86 MB
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This book presents the first English translation of an important Renaissance Latin text: Angelo Poliziano s Lamia, an opening oration to a 1492 course at the University of Florence that amounts to a rethinking of the mission and nature of philosophy. An edition of the Latin text is also offered, as are four contextualizing studies.

The Intellectual World Of The Italian Renaissance

Autore: Christopher S. Celenza
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108514510
Grandezza: 34,78 MB
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In this book, Christopher Celenza provides an intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance during the long fifteenth century, from c.1350–1525. His book fills a bibliographic gap between Petrarch and Machiavelli and offers clear case studies of contemporary luminaries, including Leonardo Bruni, Poggio Bracciolini, Lorenzo Valla, Marsilio Ficino, Angelo Poliziano, and Pietro Bembo. Integrating sources in Italian and Latin, Celenza focuses on the linked issues of language and philosophy. He also examines the conditions in which Renaissance intellectuals operated in an era before the invention of printing, analyzing reading strategies and showing how texts were consulted, and how new ideas were generated as a result of conversations, both oral and epistolary. The result is a volume that offers a new view on both the history of philosophy and Italian Renaissance intellectual life. It will serve as a key resource for students and scholars of early modern Italian humanism and culture.

Words That Tear The Flesh

Autore: Stephen Alan Baragona
Editore: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110563258
Grandezza: 69,79 MB
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The rhetorical trope of irony is well-trod territory, with books and essays devoted to its use by a wide range of medieval and Renaissance writers, from the Beowulf-poet and Chaucer to Boccaccio and Shakespeare; however, the use of sarcasm, the "flesh tearing" form of irony, in the same literature has seldom been studied at length or in depth. Sarcasm is notoriously difficult to pick out in a written text, since it relies so much on tone of voice and context. This is the first book-length study of medieval and Renaissance sarcasm. Its fourteen essays treat instances in a range of genres, both sacred and secular, and of cultures from Anglo-Saxon to Arabic, where the combination of circumstance and word choice makes it absolutely clear that the speaker, whether a character or a narrator, is being sarcastic. Essays address, among other things, the clues writers give that sarcasm is at work, how it conforms to or deviates from contemporary rhetorical theories, what role it plays in building character or theme, and how sarcasm conforms to the Christian milieu of medieval Europe, and beyond to medieval Arabic literature. The collection thus illuminates a half-hidden but surprisingly common early literary technique for modern readers.

Italian Renaissance Humanism In The Mirror

Autore: Patrick Baker
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107111862
Grandezza: 52,46 MB
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Vista: 409
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This important study takes a new approach to understanding Italian Renaissance humanism, one of the most important cultural movements in Western history. Through a series of close textual studies, Patrick Baker explores the meaning that Italian Renaissance humanism had for an essential but neglected group: the humanists themselves.


Autore: Jerry Muskin
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477116796
Grandezza: 22,94 MB
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Vista: 4597
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The Complete Poetical Works Of Theodore Tilton In One Volume

Autore: Theodore Tilton
Grandezza: 69,23 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6926
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Blunt Offerings

Autore: Don Addis
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595200478
Grandezza: 10,86 MB
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Vista: 299
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A collection of the best and most durable humor columns by St. Petersburg Times editorial cartoonist/humorist Don Addis, whose gift for writing humor has been recognized and exploited by his happy employers for over a quarter of a century. Politics, government, love, social habits, fads, foolish behaviors, news events whose silliness grow more comical with time, rhapsodizations on the wacky way we are¡ªall seen through the uniquely warped vision of a professional comic artist who knows absurdity when he sees it and knows how to put a point on it.

Limericks For Thinkers

Autore: Ken Carter
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595437974
Grandezza: 18,11 MB
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Vista: 7742
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But you just can't offend people like that! Well, we don't expect thin-skinned moralists or religionists, or even political right-leaners to enjoy these limericks. But that leaves a lot of us to savor some good-humored swipes at dominant figures and mores. Here are some versified musings by one who's been around the block, and is ready to unburden himself of some residue of his prejudices, passions, and jaundiced observations. He'd love to think that this collection might prod others to enlist whimsical measures to share theirs.