Epistola posteritati

Epistola posteritati
Author: Karl A. E. Enenkel,Peter Liebregts
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 299
Release: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9042007826

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One of the most noticeable features of the Renaissance is what Jacob Burckhardt called the rise of the individual - in politics and religion, in its social life and in the arts, and in the mentality of Renaissance man, with his inclination to explore, to invent and to make new discoveries. Yet this characteristic is also very puzzling to modern people, who see that although the categories of art which depict particular people increased to a spectacular degree in a period when biography and portrait painting were among the most popular genres, and autobiography began to emerge as a genre in itself and painters began to produce self-portraits, an interest individuals is not necessarily the same thing as the more recent interest in the purely personal aspects of individuals. Literary and artistic traditions, social and ideological backgrounds, and the motives for the production of literature have changed profoundly: Renaissance biography and autobiography, portraiture and self-portraiture have little to do with their modern counterparts. Therefore this book stresses that the Renaissance is not predominantly a mirror of modernity, but rather a period of stimulating difference or alterity. The contributors to this collection of essays aim to create a better understanding of Renaissance biographies and portraits through the analysis and reconstruction of the traditions, contexts, backgrounds and circumstances of their production.

Medieval and Renaissance Humanism

Medieval and Renaissance Humanism
Author: Stephen Gersh,Bert Roest
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2003-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9004132740

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This collection of essays explores in an innovative way the humanist aspects of medieval and post-medieval intellectual life and their multifarious appropriation during the early modern and modern period.

Modelling the Individual

Modelling the Individual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-05-20
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789004484221

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One of the most noticeable features of the Renaissance is what Jacob Burckhardt called the rise of the individual - in politics and religion, in its social life and in the arts, and in the mentality of Renaissance man, with his inclination to explore, to invent and to make new discoveries. Yet this characteristic is also very puzzling to modern people, who see that although the categories of art which depict particular people increased to a spectacular degree in a period when biography and portrait painting were among the most popular genres, and autobiography began to emerge as a genre in itself and painters began to produce self-portraits, an interest individuals is not necessarily the same thing as the more recent interest in the purely personal aspects of individuals. Literary and artistic traditions, social and ideological backgrounds, and the motives for the production of literature have changed profoundly: Renaissance biography and autobiography, portraiture and self-portraiture have little to do with their modern counterparts. Therefore this book stresses that the Renaissance is not predominantly a mirror of modernity, but rather a period of stimulating difference or alterity. The contributors to this collection of essays aim to create a better understanding of Renaissance biographies and portraits through the analysis and reconstruction of the traditions, contexts, backgrounds and circumstances of their production.

The Gift of Immortality

The Gift of Immortality
Author: Stephen Murphy
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0838636853

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This book considers the boast of literary power to glorify or immortalize, a topos of enormous popularity. Focusing on representative figures of Renaissance humanism and the roots of the topos in antiquity, author Stephen Murphy elaborates a complex myth of poetic power. This myth, constructed with the help of such theorists as Ernst Cassirer, Giambattista Vico, Marcel Mauss, and Theodor Adorno, includes the elements of nostalgia for a primordial epoch of magical effectiveness and social centrality, the ideal of patronage as gift exchange, and the absorption of these extra-literary circumstances into literary convention.

Self presentation and Social Identification

Self presentation and Social Identification
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2002
Genre: Letters
ISBN: 9058672123

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Love after Death

Love after Death
Author: Bernhard Jussen,Ramie Targoff
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2014-12-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9783050065298

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This book explores one of the central questions that has haunted husbands and wives and lovers over the millennia of history: What kind of afterlife might they expect for their love once one or both of them have died? Focusing on the evolution of ideas about posthumous love within medieval and early modern Europe, the book includes many religions and cultures in order to understand how expectations about the afterlife differed across traditions.

The Poetic Works of Helius Eobanus Hessus

The Poetic Works of Helius Eobanus Hessus
Author: Harry Vredeveld
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2012-07-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9789004228931

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Besides the five substantial poems that Eobanus Hessus published at Erfurt in 1515–17, this volume offers his previously unknown “Inaugural Lecture” on Cicero and Plautus and the bestselling satire “On the Species of Drunkards,” first published anonymously in 1515.

The Authority of the Word

The Authority of the Word
Author: Celeste Brusati,Karl A. E.. Enenkel,Walter Melion
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2011-11-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 9789004215153

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This book examines scriptural authority and its textual and visual instruments, asking how words and images interacted to represent and by representing to constitute authority, both sacred and secular, in Northern Europe between 1400 and 1700.

Petrarch and Boccaccio

Petrarch and Boccaccio
Author: Igor Candido
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2018-02-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 9783110419580

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The early modern and modern cultural world in the West would be unthinkable without Petrarch and Boccaccio. Despite this fact, there is still no scholarly contribution entirely devoted to analysing their intellectual revolution. Internationally renowned scholars are invited to discuss and rethink the historical, intellectual, and literary roles of Petrarch and Boccaccio between the great model of Dante’s encyclopedia and the ideas of a double or multifaceted culture in the era of Italian Renaissance Humanism. In his lyrical poems and Latin treatises, Petrarch created a cultural pattern that was both Christian and Classical, exercising immense influence on the Western World in the centuries to come. Boccaccio translated this pattern into his own vernacular narratives and erudite works, ultimately claiming as his own achievement the reconstructed unity of the Ancient Greek and Latin world in his contemporary age. The volume reconsiders Petrarch’s and Boccaccio’s heritages from different perspectives (philosophy, theology, history, philology, paleography, literature, theory), and investigates how these heritages shaped the cultural transition between the end of the Middle Ages and the early modern era, as well as European identity.

Speaking Spirits

Speaking Spirits
Author: Sherry Roush
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-05-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781442623026

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In classical and early modern rhetoric, to write or speak using the voice of a dead individual is known as eidolopoeia. Whether through ghost stories, journeys to another world, or dream visions, Renaissance writers frequently used this rhetorical device not only to co-opt the authority of their predecessors but in order to express partisan or politically dangerous arguments. In Speaking Spirits, Sherry Roush presents the first systematic study of early modern Italian eidolopoeia. Expanding the study of Renaissance eidolopoeia beyond the well-known cases of the shades in Dante’s Commedia and the spirits of Boccaccio’s De casibus vivorum illustrium, Roush examines many other appearances of famous ghosts – invocations of Boccaccio by Vincenzo Bagli and Jacopo Caviceo, Girolamo Malipiero’s representation of Petrarch in Limbo, and Girolamo Benivieni’s ghostly voice of Pico della Mirandola. Through close readings of these eidolopoetic texts, she illuminates the important role that this rhetoric played in the literary, legal, and political history of Renaissance Italy.

Solitudo

Solitudo
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2018-06-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9789004367432

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This book examines the ways in which spaces and places of solitude were conceived of, imagined, and represented in the late medieval and early modern periods. It explores the spatial, material, and affective dimensions of solitude, which have so far received only scant scholarly attention.

Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation

Italian Literature Before 1900 in English Translation
Author: Robin Healey
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 1150
Release: 2011
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781442642690

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"Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation provides the most complete record possible of texts from the early periods that have been translated into English, and published between 1929 and 2008. It lists works from all genres and subjects, and includes translations wherever they have appeared across the globe. In this annotated bibliography, Robin Healey covers over 5,200 distinct editions of pre-1900 Italian writings. Most entries are accompanied by useful notes providing information on authors, works, translators, and how the translations were received. Among the works by over 1,500 authors represented in this volume are hundreds of editions by Italy's most translated authors - Dante Alighieri, [Niccoláo] Machiavelli, and [Giovanni] Boccaccio - and other hundreds which represent the author's only English translation. A significant number of entries describe works originally published in Latin. Together with Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature."--Pub. desc.

Encyclopedia of Life Writing

Encyclopedia of Life Writing
Author: Margaretta Jolly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1150
Release: 2013-12-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781136787447

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This is the first substantial reference work in English on the various forms that constitute "life writing." As this term suggests, the Encyclopedia explores not only autobiography and biography proper, but also letters, diaries, memoirs, family histories, case histories, and other ways in which individual lives have been recorded and structured. It includes entries on genres and subgenres, national and regional traditions from around the world, and important auto-biographical writers, as well as articles on related areas such as oral history, anthropology, testimonies, and the representation of life stories in non-verbal art forms.

Petrarch

Petrarch
Author: Victoria Kirkham,Armando Maggi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2009-06-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0226437434

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Although Francesco Petrarca (1304–74) is best known today for cementing the sonnet’s place in literary history, he was also a philosopher, historian, orator, and one of the foremost classical scholars of his age. Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works is the only comprehensive, single-volume source to which anyone—scholar, student, or general reader—can turn for information on each of Petrarch’s works, its place in the poet’s oeuvre, and a critical exposition of its defining features. A sophisticated but accessible handbook that illuminates Petrarch’s love of classical culture, his devout Christianity, his public celebrity, and his struggle for inner peace, this encyclopedic volume covers both Petrarch’s Italian and Latin writings and the various genres in which he excelled: poem, tract, dialogue, oration, and letter. A biographical introduction and chronology anchor the book, making Petrarch an invaluable resource for specialists in Italian, comparative literature, history, classics, religious studies, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance.

Homo Viator

Homo Viator
Author: George Hugo Tucker
Publsiher: Librairie Droz
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2003
Genre: Displacement (Psychology)
ISBN: 2600008578

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Etude de l'écriture de l'exil à la Renaissance, avec une typologie basée sur les écrits de Pétrarque, de Marot et Joannes Sambucus ; un examen de la tradition allégorique du voyage de la vie ; et enfin, une lecture des écrits d'exil de Petrus Alcyonius, de deux marranes portugais, D. Pires et Amatus Lusitanus, et de Joachim Du Bellay.