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Italy: Renaissance Women Scholars

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Educated women, writers, poets, and orators, became a feature of the Italian cultural landscape in the 15th century, a phenomenon which was recognized Europe-wide as an aspect of the Italian ... More


Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza, and Peter Hainsworth (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. ... More


Women and Sumptuary Law

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

in Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores what clothing represented in early modern Italy, why it was that women were overwhelmingly the target of clothing laws, and why the laws were expressed, at times, with such ... 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


Lay Male Identity in the Institutions of a Tuscan Provincial Town

James R. Banker

in Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses how men of the town of Borgo San Sepolcro tackle directly the question of self-fashioning by carefully describing the universe of available roles and options through which an ... More


Raging against Priests in Italian Renaissance Verse

Lauro Martines

in Society and Individual in Renaissance Florence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232549
eISBN:
9780520928220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232549.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores anticlerical verse in the fifteenth century, which appears to have been written principally by Florentines. Since the great wealth of early Renaissance manuscripts reveals that ... More


Schopenhauer and Later Thinkers

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer was the first, and to the end the greatest philosophical influence on Nietzsche, who said it was Schopenhauer who had turned him into a philosopher. For many years the young Nietzsche ... More


Love & Death in Renaissance Italy

Thomas V. Cohen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226112589
eISBN:
9780226112602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226112602.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Before there was digital cable or reality television, there was Renaissance Italy and the courts in which Italian magistrates meted out justice to the vicious and the villainous, the scabrous and the ... More


Echoing Helicon: Music, Art and Identity in the Este Studioli, 1440-1530

Tim Shephard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199936137
eISBN:
9780199381241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936137.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The private studioli—study rooms—of Italian rulers are among the most revealing interior spaces of the Renaissance. In them, ideals of sober recreation met with leisured reality in the construction ... More


Confession before 1215

Alexander Murray

in Conscience and Authority in the Medieval Church

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198208839
eISBN:
9780191799952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208839.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

Sacramental confession kept a place for ‘counsel’, whereby the priest, before absolving the penitent, advised him or her on the moral aspects of the acts confessed, and might use the occasion to give ... More


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