Early Renaissance Invective And The Controversies Of Antonio Da Rho

Autore: David Rutherford
Editore: Renaissance Society of America
ISBN: 9780866983457
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Italian Renaissance Humanism In The Mirror

Autore: Patrick Baker
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107111862
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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
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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

Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004294651
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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: 43,20 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
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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
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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.

Bernardo Giustiniani

Autore: Patricia H. Labalme
Editore: Ed. di Storia e Letteratura
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The Church In Italy In The Fifteenth Century

Autore: Denys Hay
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521918
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A survey of the popes and the Italian clergy during the century preceding the Reformation.

Renaissance Florence In The Rhetoric Of Two Popular Preachers

Autore: Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby
Editore: Brepols Pub
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The Dominican Giovanni Dominici (1356-1419) and the Franciscan Bernardino da Siena (1380-1444) were the most important preachers in the generation before Savonarola. Dominici's and Bernardino's sermons, as they appear in Tuscan reportationes of their preaching, are a valuable historical source. Written down by anonymous listeners, these are the major reports of sermons preached in early fifteenth-century Florence. The reportationes are unique in that they transmit in full the actual preaching event and are not merely a doctrinal summary composed by the preacher. They have never been studied in detail and remain unpublished to this day. Dominici and Bernardino were active in Florence at a time when broad legal, social and cultural changes were taking place. The central purpose of this study is to examine the response of these preachers to the changes, the alternatives they offered and their attempts to direct the life of the laity. The four principal chapters are devoted to the preachers' opinionson secular,and ecclesiastical politics, education and humanism, morality and the family and the economy and usury (the role of the Jews), the discussion built around a comparison between the two preachers. The preachers had a crucial and widespread impact on the spiritual lives of the people (especially women) and their daily habits, on political developments and on legislative measures against such fringe groups as Jews, homosexuals, prostitutes and the like. The study includes a methodological discussion of how to study these sermons as historical source, and an edition of ten sermons from MS Ricc. 1301, a collection of 47 sermons by Dominici delivered in Santa Maria Novella in Florencebetween 1400 and 1406.