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Gentle Labour: Jesuit Georgic in the Age of Louis XIV

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

René Rapin, the father of Jesuit georgic poetry, manoeuvred his intellectual life between the ancients and the moderns with an instinct for conciliation and compromise that made him an effective ... More


Biography and Autobiography in the Italian Renaissance

Martin McLaughlin

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the period of 1300–1600, autobiography and biography flourished in Italy despite the controversial thesis of the ‘rise of the individual’ during the Italian Renaissance. In the same period, a ... More


The Italian Renaissance

Jeff Mielke

in Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241343
eISBN:
9780520930995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241343.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

According to Jacob Burckhart, the Italian Renaissance was the beginning of the modern world. The Renaissance marked the sharp, decisive, dramatic break of Italy with the medieval age that preceded ... More


Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence: Selected Essays

Gene Brucker

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241343
eISBN:
9780520930995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241343.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book provides an overview of Italian history from the Black Death to the rise of the Medici in 1434 and beyond into the early modern period. The book explores those pivotal years in Florence and ... More


Asinus Redivivus: The Recovery of The Golden Ass

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the rediscovery of The Golden Ass. Evidence of first-hand acquaintance with The Golden Ass exists from the beginning of the trecento. By the middle of the 14th century, copies ... More


Instinctive Response as a Tool for the Scholar

Susanna Bede Caroselli

in Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195170382
eISBN:
9780199835669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170385.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The disciplinary focus of Caroselli’s essay is the visual arts and art history. She examines how two styles of scholarship, the “considered response” and the “instinctive response,” come into play in ... More


The Discovery of Tonality

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Classical tonality was a product of the Italian Renaissance, beginning in the 15th century. There were three principal origins: first, late-medieval harmony, where the cadences more and more ... 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


Money and People

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/9780199247936.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins by explaining that sumptuary legislation cannot be ‘linked in a simple or satisfying way to contemporary economic opinion or conditions’. It then investigates the importance for ... More


Italian Renaissance Magic and Cabala

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the influence of Italian Renaissance magic and cabala on the history of Western esotericism. The history of Western esotericism during the Middle Ages is largely one of exotic ... 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


Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Martin L. McLaughlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The concept of imitation — the imitation of classical and vernacular texts — was the dominant critical and creative principle in Italian Renaissance literature. Linked to modern notions of ... More


Florence Redux

Jeff Mielke

in Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241343
eISBN:
9780520930995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241343.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Florence as a center for researches and investigations into the Italian Renaissance. It discusses Florentine's historiography, which had been the focus of numerous studies on ... More


Sumptuary Law in Italy 1200-1500

Catherine Kovesi Killerby

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247936
eISBN:
9780191714733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247936.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The luxurious spending habits of Italians in the Renaissance are well known. The new luxury, however, was not greeted with universal approval, and chroniclers, poets, churchmen, and statesmen were ... More


Introduction

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book shows that certain women, especially those featured in the following chapters, played a fundamental part in delineating the Renaissance in France, and, despite the efforts of subsequent ... More


Roma caput mundi: Rome’s local antiquities as symbol and source

Kathleen Christian

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

It will consider different antiquarian strategies in Rome adopted during a window of time (from the second half of the fifteenth century into the early sixteenth) when antiquity was open and ... 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


Artistic temperament in the Italian Renaissance: a study of Giorgio Vasari's Lives

Andrew Steptoe

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyses the issue of artistic temperament and creativity as well as personalities of artists in the Italian Renaissance through the Lives of the Artists, by Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), a ... More


Conclusion

Henry Maguire

in Nectar and Illusion: Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199766604
eISBN:
9780199950386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766604.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The conclusion summarizes the material and arguments presented in the book. It closes with the writing of Symeon of Thessaloniki, who, on the eve of the Italian Renaissance, criticized the Latins for ... More


Resisting the Renaissance

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter focuses on why the Renaissance met considerable resistance in northern Europe. It argues that their slowness in adopting Renaissance forms was not because of ignorance or provincialism. ... More


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