Early Renaissance Invective And The Controversies Of Antonio Da Rho

Autore: David Rutherford
Editore: Renaissance Society of America
ISBN: 9780866983457
Grandezza: 36,95 MB
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Vista: 7080
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Italian Renaissance Humanism In The Mirror

Autore: Patrick Baker
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107111862
Grandezza: 39,60 MB
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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.

Portraying The Prince In The Renaissance

Autore: Patrick Baker
Editore: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110472392
Grandezza: 47,84 MB
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What role do rulers play in historical texts and what determines the way they are portrayed? More fundamentally, what qualifies a text as a work of history, and what functions do such writings have with regard to rulers? This volume explores these themes, considering the national or regional, personal, discursive, and generic parameters that influenced the writing of history and the way rulers were depicted in humanist texts.

Essays In Renaissance Thought And Letters

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Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004294651
Grandezza: 15,33 MB
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Essays in Renaissance Thought and Letters honors John Monfasani with sixteen contributions ranging from Antiquity to Enlightenment, from learned notes to editiones principes, from intellectual to socio-economic history. An introduction surveys Monfasani’s life and works, and lists his opera.

Violence And Emotions In Early Modern Europe

Autore: Susan Broomhall
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317424190
Grandezza: 67,42 MB
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Violence and Emotions in Early Modern Europe examines the purposes for which specific forms of violence and particular emotional states functioned, how they operated in relation to each other, or indeed how one provoked, sustained or diminished the other. These twelve original essays demonstrate the complexities of violence and emotions and the myriad possibilities of their inter-relationships. They emphasize the great efforts that were made by early modern societies to control modes of violence and emotional regimes to achieve positive as well as negative effects, such as creating order, healing, and bringing individuals and communities together around productive identities. Authors consider legal documents, news reports, memoirs, letters, confraternity statutes, and medical consultations to investigate the bodily and textual practices in which violent and emotional acts were created, supported and disseminated to investigate the power, aims, effect and outcomes of relationships between violence and emotions. The chapters look at a range of topics and countries including Renaissance Italy and sixteenth-century Germany, France in the grip of the religious wars, and England’s Civil Wars as well as a wide range of topics including murder, punishment, community healing, insults, threats, prophecy and medical and devotional practices. This collection will be essential reading for students and scholars of the history of emotions or violence.

In Defense Of Common Sense

Autore: Lodi Nauta
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674032699
Grandezza: 73,87 MB
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One of the leading humanists of Quattrocento Italy, Lorenzo Valla (ca. 1406âe"1457) has been praised as a brilliant debunker of medieval scholastic philosophy. In this book Lodi Nauta seeks a more balanced assessment, presenting us with the first comprehensive analysis of the humanistâe(tm)s attempt at radical reform of Aristotelian scholasticism. This study examines Vallaâe(tm)s attack on major tenets of Aristotelian metaphysics, showing how Valla employed common sense and linguistic usage as his guides. It then explicates Vallaâe(tm)s critique of Aristotelian psychology and natural philosophy and discusses his moral and religious views, including Vallaâe(tm)s notorious identification of Christian beatitude with Epicurean pleasure and his daring views on the Trinity. Finally, it takes up Vallaâe(tm)s humanist dialectic, which seeks to transform logic into a practical tool measured by persuasiveness and effectiveness. Nauta firmly places Vallaâe(tm)s arguments and ideas within the contexts of ancient and medieval philosophical traditions as well as renewed interest in ancient rhetoric in the Renaissance. He also demonstrates the relevance of Vallaâe(tm)s conviction that the philosophical problems of the scholastics are rooted in a misunderstanding of language. Combining philosophical exegesis and historical scholarship, this book offers a new approach to a major Renaissance thinker.

Angelo Poliziano S Lamia

Autore: Angelus Politianus
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004185909
Grandezza: 57,27 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.

At Whom Are We Laughing

Autore: Zenia Sacks DaSilva
Editore: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443864722
Grandezza: 74,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6224
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They say that laughter is a purely human phenomenon, so exclusively ours that we brook no intruders except, of course, for the laughing hyena, the laughing jackass (officially known as the kookaburra bird of Australia), laughing matters, laughing gas, or the perennial laughing stock. But what is humor, that funny thing so varied in its colors and tones, so encompassing in its themes, so different from time to time and place to place? And when we poke fun, at whom are we really laughing? At Whom Are We Laughing? Humor in Romance Language Literatures is the selective product of a multi-national gathering of scholars sponsored by Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, to explore humor across the centuries in the literatures of Italy, France, Romania, the Iberian Peninsula and its diaspora. The volume contains thirty-one scholarly and interpretative papers on diverse aspects of their wit, provocative aspects that are, for the most part, little known to the general reader. Precisely because of its scope and diversity, its appeal should extend beyond academia into the libraries of the intellectually curious, be they English speakers or not, be they specialists in humanities, psychology, society and culture, or merely interested amateurs who frequent the many new humor societies and clubs that abound in the world of today.

The Hermaphrodite

Autore: Antonio Beccadelli
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674047570
Grandezza: 15,47 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5999
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"The Hermaphrodite s" open celebration of vice, particularly sodomy, earned it public burnings, threats of excommunication, banishment to the closed sections of libraries, and a devoted following. Beccadelli combined the comic realism of Italian popular verse with the language of Martial to explore the underside of the early Renaissance."

Humour And Religion

Autore: Hans Geybels
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441194835
Grandezza: 31,39 MB
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Humour and Religion highlights the importance and functioning of humour in different world religions. Exploring the major religious cultures, the book looks at more constructive aspects to the relation between humour and religion, with humour seen as a pathway to spiritual wisdom. Exploring how religions contain (implicit) references to the finitude and relativity of the human condition, and why humour and spirituality fit well together, contributors discuss what the meaning of humour in different religions is - Did it evolve historically? How does it function? How is humour related to the realization of spiritual goals? Looking at religions from an external perspective, the contributors then analyze the way religion interacts with humour in society. How does a religion respond to sarcasm and irony? Are there limits to mockery and making fun of believers? Does humour have a pacifying effect when societal tensions run high or does it intensify the sensitivities? This volume will provide essays of value to scholars in the various religions and literatures covered.