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Material Beginnings: John Leland, John Twyne, John Stow

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on material remains, discussing the antiquarian interest in unearthed objects and antiquities from John Leland to John Stow. The archaeological aspect of antiquarianism has often ... More


Introduction

Ann Moss

in Renaissance Truth and the Latin Language Turn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249879
eISBN:
9780191697838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249879.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Renaissance humanism and introduces several concepts that are used throughout the different chapters in the book. Humanism, for example, is defined as an intellectual endeavour ... More


Coluccio Salutati

Martin L. McLaughlin

in Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Like Boccaccio, Coluccio Salutati (1331–1406) has little contribution to make to the theoretical side of the imitation debate. With the exception of one general statement on the imitation of ancient ... More


‘Written Dialogue-Wise’: Antiquarianism and Ireland’s Conquest

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the discourses of the Society of Antiquaries. It establishes the importance of antiquarian tradition of debate in relation to Ireland. Beginning with Sir James Ware's first ... More


Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

Leah Whittington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754442
eISBN:
9780191816017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754442.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This book studies supplication as a social and literary event in the long European Renaissance. It argues that scenes of supplication are defining episodes in a literary tradition stretching back to ... More


The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Anthony Welch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a close survey of the changing audiences, modes of reading, and cultural expectations that shaped epic writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. According to the book, the ... More


The Fiction of the Future: Dangerous Reading in Titus Andronicus

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns to Shakespeare’s earliest tragedy, Titus Andronicus, to initiate an argumentative arc that considers Shakespeare’s treatment of the future in light of his career-long interest in ... More


From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Tobias Gregory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of ... More


Introduction

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore two tightly interwoven aspects of the Renaissance epic tradition: its changing relationship with antiquity and its complex ... More


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