Curmudgeons In High Dudgeon

Autore: Ennio I. Rao
Editore: EDAS
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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: 60,59 MB
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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.

Italian Renaissance Humanism In The Mirror

Autore: Patrick Baker
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316352676
Grandezza: 11,36 MB
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This important study takes a new approach to understanding Italian Renaissance humanism, based not on scholarly paradigms or philosophical concepts but on a neglected yet indispensable perspective: the humanists' understanding of themselves. Through a series of close textual studies, Patrick Baker excavates what humanists thought was important about humanism, how they viewed their own history, what goals they enunciated, what triumphs they celebrated - in short, he attempts to reconstruct humanist identity. What emerges is a small, coherent community dedicated primarily not to political ideology, a philosophy of man, an educational ethos, or moral improvement, but rather to the pursuit of classical Latin eloquence. Grasping the significance this stylistic ideal had for the humanists is essential to understanding both their sense of themselves and the importance they and others attached to their movement. For eloquence was no mere aesthetic affair but rather appeared to them as the guarantor of civilisation itself.

Angelo Poliziano S Lamia

Autore: Angelus Politianus
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185909
Grandezza: 28,77 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 Complete Poetical Works Of Theodore Tilton

Autore: Theodore Tilton
Grandezza: 77,22 MB
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Autore: Jerry Muskin
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477116796
Grandezza: 18,68 MB
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Murder Starboard

Autore: Wesley Mitchell Spyke
ISBN: 1365712729
Grandezza: 42,24 MB
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A cartographical anthology navigating the uncharted waters that ran between two oracles just before they fell, Murder Starboard is a nautical reflection in the aqueducts of time leading up to the turn of the century. Below its surface lurks vivid, fathomed images of heaven, hell and the maelstroms we frantically tread in between. The collection serves as a metrical lighthouse, standing unabashedly tall and proud amidst the darkened ripples of a looming Y2K tsunami - a dactylic buoy bobbing determinately in a sea of uncertainty ... before the wave of smartphones and social media crashed down and drowned us all.

Blunt Offerings

Autore: Don Addis
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595200478
Grandezza: 17,54 MB
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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: 29,16 MB
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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.