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Frances Amelia Yates 1899–1981

J. B. Trapp

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0025
Subject:
History, Historiography

When Frances Yates was elected to the Fellowship in July 1967 her qualities as intellectual historian, long appreciated internationally but within a restricted circle, had begun to be recognised as ... More


Relighting the Torch of European Antiquity

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0050
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the developments of the Early Middle Ages in Europe. Jacob Burckhardt called the Middle Ages, an era in which the life was very colorful and rich. The remaining historical ... More


Introduction: The Marketplace of Mercury

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter grounds the book’s overall discussion at the intersection of aesthetics and economics in European Renaissance poetry, whose principal actors are Francesco Petrarch, Gaspara ... More


Introduction

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Mythographies were books that collected, explained, and interpreted myth-related material. Extremely popular during the Renaissance, these works appealed to a wide range of readers. While the ... More


Erasmus and Bacon: Antiquity and the new Science

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates how Desiderius Erasmus looks backward in retrieving the fragments of classical culture, while Francis Bacon looks forward in forging a modern system of natural history. In ... More


Pursuing the Golem of Prague: Jewish Culture and the Invention of a Tradition

Hillel J. Kieval

in Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214101
eISBN:
9780520921160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214101.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the career of a well-known folkloristic and literary motif that purports to speak to the cultural life of Jewish Prague during the northern European Renaissance and locates its ... More


The Science of Agape

Ralph M. Leck

in Vita Sexualis: Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040009
eISBN:
9780252098185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040009.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the second European Renaissance: the reintroduction of Greek sexual philosophy into European cultural life. The pivot of this second Renaissance was the reintroduction of the ... More


The Renaissance Joseph

William John Lyons

in Joseph of Arimathea: A Study in Reception History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199695911
eISBN:
9780191773754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines representations of Joseph in the painting traditions of the European Renaissance. The discussion focuses on four examples: Simon Bening's Joseph of Arimathea Before Pilate ... More


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