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Montaigne and the Profitable but Absurd Desire

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Michel de Montaigne began his Essays as a Neostoic, gradually distanced himself from the Stoic ideal, and ended by regarding it with a blend of admiration, repulsion, and ironic criticism. One of his ... More


Families and Friends

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the network of aristocratic men and women who had Sidney in common, and at literary representations of that network. These include John Harington; Lucy, Countess of Bedford; ... More


Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Jason Lawrence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. It suggests that ... More


Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

William M. Hamlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Montaigne’s English Journey examines the genesis, early readership, and multifaceted impact of John Florio’s exuberant translation of Michel de Montaigne’s Essays. Published in London in ... More


Introduction: Edified by the Margin

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The Introduction to Montaigne's English Journey lays out the book's investigative procedures and methodology. Relying on more than seven thousand seventeenth-century manuscript annotations inscribed ... More


Florio's Theatrical Montaigne

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter centres on the claim that John Florio's translation of the Essays lends a strongly theatrical inflection to Montaigne's original French. Not only at the level of dramatic allusion, but ... More


Sexuality and Censorship in the Essayes

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 2 explores the paradoxical fact that John Florio simultaneously extends and diminishes Montaigne's censorship of sexually-oriented material within the Essays. Concentrating in particular upon ... More


On the Tyranny of ‘Custome’: Ideology and Appropriation

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter deals with English reactions to one of Montaigne's most fundamental concerns: the tyranny of custom, particularly in self-presentation, personal attire, marital sexuality, and societal ... More


Maximizing Montaigne

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter addresses the seventeenth-century vogue of distilling Montaigne's Essays into aphoristic form, assimilating Montaignian thought into vernacular-wisdom literature. It relies not only on ... More


Afterword: English Readership in the Wake of the Essayes

William M. Hamlin

in Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The Afterword to Montaigne's English Journey summarises the principal arguments of the book and offers several additional examples of early English response to Montaigne which fall outside the ... More


‘Give me the ocular proof’: Shakespeare's Italian language-learning habits

Jason Lawrence

in Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Italian language-learning habits of William Shakespeare. It investigates whether Shakespeare learned Italian by means of a professional language teacher or from his own ... More


Introduction

Jason Lawrence

in Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about Italian language learning in England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It demonstrates how the ... More


Conclusion: Seventeenth-century language learning

Jason Lawrence

in Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Italian language learning in England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. It highlights the significant contributions of ... More


Oxford, c. 1580 Passages

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the period after Hakluyt became an ordained priest. Despite this clerical commitment, Hakluyt's interests, at least as they can be judged from his writings, lay in geography, ... More


Introduction: Volume 2

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The ‘Introduction’ describes how in Volume 2 we switch focus from the patron-author to the reader-writers of the Essais, as they circulated around Europe. These are seventeenth-century descendants of ... More


Safe Transpassage: Geneva and Northeastern Italy

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The paratexts to Florio's Montaigne claim that Montaigne's worth was recognized everywhere. But what was the fate of the Essais in cities from Geneva in Switzerland to Ferrara, Padua, and Venice in ... More


Learning Mingled with Nobility in Shakespeare’s England

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2.3 analyses the English school of Montaigne in the context of the relationship between Renaissance education and the early modern nobility. The Englished Montaigne––translated by John Florio ... More


Offices Without Names

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Chapter 4 argues that the Montaignean essai’s transformation of literary precedents was understood by contemporaries to be the performance of an unofficial role or unnamed office on the part of a ... More


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