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The Triumph of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Renaissance to the Counter-Reformation

Richard Viladesau

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335668
eISBN:
9780199869015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335668.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This volume, a sequel to the author's earlier book The Beauty of the Cross, carries the study of Christian soteriology into the Renaissance, Reformation and Counter‐Reformation eras. Drawing on ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be ... More


Conclusion

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The French nobility was acculturated to violence that coexisted with courtliness. Feuding is indelibly associated with the Middle Ages, with a culture that is opposed to modernity. But, in fact, ... More


Prologue

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an experiment in comparative economic history. That is, it attempts to apply a model of structural change and fiscal crisis to two critical periods of the past: Renaissance Florence and ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Alice Fox

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the profound effect, on a major critic and novelist of the twentieth century, of the period of English literature's greatest glory, the Renaissance. Beginning in the sixteenth ... More


The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The critical school of ‘new historicism’ is very much at the centre of contemporary debates on literary studies and theory. Much ‘new historicist’ writing has focused ... More


Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Alastair Fowler

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. Although the stars were important astrologically, this is at best a ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Robert S. Miola

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book charts the influence of Seneca — both as specific text and inherited tradition — through an analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and ... More


Montaigne's Career

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159629
eISBN:
9780191673658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159629.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In Montaigne's age hardly anyone made a living through writing. This book examines the practical world in which he and his peers wrote in order to suggest that works like the Essays, for all the ... More


Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Wes Williams

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book studies the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, ... More


Two Worlds Meet

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Renaissance Europeans were “certain” that they had reached the pinnacle of human endeavor. Religion, culture, art, society, and behavior were elements that differed from Europe to America. The ... More


Seduction and Spirituality: The Ambiguous Roles of Music in Venetian Art

FORTINI BROWN PATRICIA

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the tensions between the sacred and profane in attitudes towards the art of music as manifested in Venetian Renaissance painting. Choirs of pious music-making angels playing a ... More


The Soderini and the Medici

Paula C. Clarke

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This account of the careers of two brothers, Tommaso and Niccolò Soderini, and their relationship with the Medici family opens up a new perspective on the political world of Renaissance Florence. The ... More


Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Mark Jurdjevic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Guardians of Republicanism analyses the political and intellectual history of Renaissance Florence—republican and princely—by focusing on five generations of the Valori family, each of ... More


What is Erotic Art?

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay argues that erotic art is art which aims to engage viewers sexually through explicit sexual content, and succeeds to some extent in doing so. The boundaries of the concept of erotic art, ... More


The Birth of Greek Individualism: A Turning-Point in the History of Political Thought

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the first of the three Storrs Lectures that Berlin gave at Yale University in 1962. It is part of the version of intellectual history that he developed to underwrite his views about politics. ... More


Conclusion

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This conclusion summarizes the argument of the book, gives some indications of the later history of Neoplatonic political philosophy in Byzantium and in the Italian Renaissance, and discusses the ... More


Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Margaret Healy and Thomas Healy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays asserts the centrality of historical understanding in shaping critical vision. It explores the dynamic cultural, intellectual, and social processes that moulded literary ... More


The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

J. G. A. Pocock

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Originally published in 1975, this book remains a landmark of historical and political thought. The book looks at the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness arising from the ... More


Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

David J. Collins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Reforming Saints explains how and why Renaissance humanists composed Latin hagiography in Germany in the decades leading up to the Reformation. Reforming Saints shows that, contrary to ... More


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