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The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Ita Mac Carthy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

‘Grace’ emerges as a keyword in the culture and society of sixteenth-century Italy. This book explores how it conveys and connects the most pressing ethical, social and aesthetic concerns of an age ... More


‘Pastyme with good companye’:Balets and Answer-Words

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the oral textuality of lyrics (‘balets’) circulating within the Tudor court, and discusses the phenomenon of answer poems in this literary culture. Speakers in these balets are ... More


Grace and Favour: Baldassare Castiglione and Raphael

Ita Mac Carthy

in The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691175485
eISBN:
9780691189796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter shows that the life of Renaissance grace begins in earnest with Baldassare Castiglione's Libro del cortegiano (Book of the Courtier, 1516) and Raphael's portrait of Castiglione ... More


The Non-musical Books

Stanley Boorman

in Ottaviano Petrucci: Catalogue Raisonne

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195142075
eISBN:
9780199850549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The three extant non-musical books printed by Petrucci (with one other that was probably not published) are also of considerable importance. Indeed, there have been many bibliographers over the last ... More


Courtliness and laughter

Indira Ghose

in Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The world of Baldassare Castiglione's Book of the Courtier (1528) displays a striking affinity with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, not only with regard to the courtly arena that both ... More


Harry Berger's Sprezzatura and the Poses of Cicero's De Oratore

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller

in A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In reading Fictions of the Pose, what stood out starkly and unexpectedly was Harry's linkage of the perceptible attitudes of Renaissance and specifically Italian portrait subjects with the ... More


A Cat May Look upon a King: Four-Footed Estate, Locomotion, and the Prerogative of Free Animals

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is concerned with the early modern reckonings of tails and feet, noting how an anatomical tail is present in nearly all nonhuman animals. It discusses how the notions of wagging, ... More


Rhetorical Dialogues

in Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144030
eISBN:
9780226144122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144122.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores Madeleine de Scudéry's rhetorical dialogues and conversations on diverse subjects. Here Scudéry reworks the Renaissance humanist tradition of the dialogue in light of the ... More


From Castrated Statues to Empty Colossi: Emasculation vs. Monumentality in Bembo, Castiglione, and the Sala Paolina

Susan Gaylard

in Hollow Men: Writing, Objects, and Public Image in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251742
eISBN:
9780823252855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251742.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter compares the dissimulatory strategies of Pietro Bembo’s philology (1501-1530s), Castiglione’s model courtier (1507-28), and Perino del Vaga’s trompe-l’oeil figures in the Sala Paolina of ... More


Citizenship of the European Union

Lynn Dobson

in Supranational Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719069529
eISBN:
9781781702154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069529.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter gives an analytic account of the legal development of EU citizenship from the 1970s onwards and its formal incorporation as a status, with attached ‘citizens’ rights’, in the Maastricht ... More


Cybernetic Alienation: Prosthetic Strategies in Alberti, Leonardo, Castiglione, and Machiavelli

Harry Berger

in The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823245161
eISBN:
9780823252657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245161.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the prosthetic strategies of Italian humanists Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Baldessare Castiglione, and Niccolò Machiavelli. It begins with an overview of ... More


Impressions of the Covered Body

Ron J. Popenhagen

in Modernist Disguise: Masquerade in Modern Performance and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474470056
eISBN:
9781474495998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474470056.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter draws parallels between the development of photography as visual culture and images of concealing the face and body. The first section, ‘Veiled Exposures’, notes examples of the costumed ... More


The Power of Uncivil Conversation

Douglas I. Thompson

in Montaigne and the Tolerance of Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190679934
eISBN:
9780190679965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679934.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter investigates Michel de Montaigne’s engagement with the Italian humanist conception of “civil conversation” as an exercise for training effective political counselors and ambassadors. ... More


Courtesy, Lying, and Politics

Andrew Hadfield

in Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789468
eISBN:
9780191831287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789468.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 5 is a discussion of courtesy books and political conduct manuals and whether the behaviour they recommend could or should be divorced from moral conduct, and, if so, what implications this ... More


Martial Art (1578–1580)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers the issues raised in the various different sorts of military books Churchyard writes during the late 1570s. After comparing Churchyard’s work to the military writings of his ... More


Adaptive Imitation: Ciceronians, Courtiers, and Quixotes

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores how the debates about the imitation of Cicero in the early sixteenth century influenced the theory and practice of imitatio. It concentrates on two works published in 1528: ... More


Effortlessness with Effort

Barbara Gail Montero

in Thought in Action: Expertise and the Conscious Mind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199596775
eISBN:
9780191822308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596775.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Expert actions often appear effortless; they embody what the Italian Renaissance thinker Castiglione referred to sprezzatura, or what, as it is sometimes interpreted, the ancient Chinese referred to ... More


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