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Subjectivity and the Antiquarian Object: Petrarch among the Ruins of Rome

Rachel Eisendrath

in Poetry in a World of Things: Aesthetics and Empiricism in Renaissance Ekphrasis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226516585
eISBN:
9780226516752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226516752.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

At the beginning of the Renaissance in Italy, Petrarch described in a letter the ruins of Rome. Modern scholarship tends to link this ekphrasis with the objectivity of the antiquarianism that ... More


Topoi and Topography in the Histories of al-Ḥīra

Adam Talib

in History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199915408
eISBN:
9780199332816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915408.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Arabic poetry dealing with the city of Ḥīra in south-west Iraq. Much of this poetry is filled with longing for a fleeting era of glory, when Ḥīra was ruled by its Christian ... More


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