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Renaissance Encyclopaedism

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines key features of encyclopaedism during the Renaissance period. It analyses the wide range of genres used for learned purposes during the Renaissance period and suggests that ... More


Representations of Nature: Si enim res sunt diversae, ipsa quoque narrado non una erit. 1

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the different ways in which nature is imitated or represented in the works of Renaissance writers. It suggests that encyclopaedic works sought to imitate nature’s inner ... More


Renaissance Misogyny and the Rejection of Petrarch

Diego Zancani

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the origin of the rejection of Petrarch and misogyny during the Renaissance period. It investigates some aspects of a reaction against the Petrarchan poetic clichés among Italian ... More


From the Encyclopaedia to the Miscellany

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how Béroalde de Verville’s genres served to construct changing pictures of knowledge during the Renaissance period. It explains that the variables taken to constitute genre were ... More


The Status of Knowledge

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Renaissance writers' statements about the ethical and epistemological status of knowledge which their texts transmit. It explains that these authors did not believe that ... More


Introduction

Peter Partner

in The Pope’s Men: The Papal Civil Service in the Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219958
eISBN:
9780191678394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219958.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This book provides a study and analysis of the papal bureaucracy during the Renaissance period, a period when the pope was among the most influential rulers in European society. The recruitment, ... More


‘Self-Assertion’: From ‘Ockhamism’ to Renaissance Humanism

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes the history of the development of philosophy during the late medieval and Renaissance periods, and of a confidence largely lost since classical times that is called human ... More


The Editor as Reader: Constructing Renaissance Texts (1996)

John Kerrigan

in On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199248513
eISBN:
9780191697753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses constructing texts from the Renaissance period. It has been noted that the practice of editing literary texts went through a period of transformation from the 1920s to the ... More


Structuring Knowledge

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines how the diverse structures used by Béroalde de Verville and other Renaissance writers structure knowledge itself. It suggests that the structures of Renaissance writing were ... More


Conclusion

Neil Kenny

in The Palace of Secrets: Béroalde de Verville and Renaissance Conceptions of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158622
eISBN:
9780191673313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158622.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on encyclopaedism and the works of Béroalde de Verville. It suggests that Béroalde illustrates both encyclopaedism and its opposite because his ... More


Emotional Logic

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Conventional wisdom holds that during the Renaissance period, instrumental music was a sideshow. Vocal music, such as that discussed by Peter Phillips and Paul Hillier, had such prestige that only ... More


Plague and Public Health in Italy and Europe

John Henderson

in Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of plague and public health in Italy and Europe. Plagues, and more generally the campaigns mounted by governments to address emergencies caused by ... More


The Psalms

Donald Mackenzie

in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 2 1550-1660

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199246212
eISBN:
9780191803376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199246212.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys translations of the Psalms in the 1550–1660 period. It discusses how the translation of the English psalm in the Renaissance period flowed in three channels: first within ... More


The Formation of Genres in the Renaissance and After

Alastair Fowler

in Remembered Words: Essays on Genre, Realism, and Emblems

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198856979
eISBN:
9780191890093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856979.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the formation of genres in the Renaissance period and after. It is true that the early modern historical context made possible the revival of several ancient genres and the ... More


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