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Renaissance Bodies

Author : Lucy Gent
ISBN : 0948462086
Genre : Art
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Renaissance Bodies is a unique collection of views on the ways in which the human image has been represented in the arts and literature of English Renaissance society. The subjects discussed range from high art to popular culture – from portraits of Elizabeth I to polemical prints mocking religious fanaticism – and include miniatures, manners, anatomy, drama and architectural patronage. The authors, art historians and literary critics, reflect diverse critical viewpoints, and the 78 illustrations present a fascinating exhibition of the often strange and haunting images of the period. With essays by John Peacock, Elizabeth Honig, Andrew and Catherine Belsey, Jonathan Sawday, Susan Wiseman, Ellen Chirelstein, Tamsyn Williams, Anna Bryson, Maurice Howard and Nigel Llewellyn. "The whole book ... presents a mirror of contemporary concerns with power, the merits and demerits of individualism, sex-roles, 'selves', the meaning of community and (even) conspicuous consumption."—The Observer
Category: Art

The Renaissance In Europe

Author : Lynne Elliott
ISBN : 0778745910
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the various elements of Renaissance life, including religion, trade, education, arts, and clothes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Renaissance Education Between Religion And Politics

Author : Paul F. Grendler
ISBN : 0860789896
Genre : History
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This third volume of articles by Paul F. Grendler explores the connections between education, religion, and politics. It combines detailed research, such as on Erasmus's doctorate and the new schools of the Jesuits and Piarists, with broad overviews of European and especially Italian education. Two of the studies appear here for the first time in English.
Category: History

The Renaissance

Author : John Jeffries Martin
ISBN : 0415260620
Genre : History
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The Renaissance paradigm in crisis - Politics, language and power - Individualism, identity and gender - Art, science and humanism - Religion: tradition and innovation.
Category: History

Urban Life In The Renaissance

Author : Susan Zimmerman
ISBN : 0874133238
Genre : History
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This volume derives from two symposia sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland. In studies of Italy, France, England, Holland, and Spain that range from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, it explores various aspects of Renaissance urban culture and urban identity.
Category: History

Harlem Renaissance Lives From The African American National Biography

Author : Henry Louis Gates
ISBN : 9780195387957
Genre : History
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The Harlem Renaissance is the best known and most widely studied cultural movement in African American history. Now, in Harlem Renaissance Lives, esteemed scholars Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham have selected 300 key biographical entries culled from the eight-volume African American National Biography, providing an authoritative who's who of this seminal period. Here readers will find engagingly written and authoritative articles on notable African Americans who made significant contributions to literature, drama, music, visual art, or dance, including such central figures as poet Langston Hughes, novelist Zora Neale Hurston, aviator Bessie Coleman, blues singer Ma Rainey, artist Romare Bearden, dancer Josephine Baker, jazzman Louis Armstrong, and the intellectual giant W. E. B. Du Bois. Also included are biographies of people like the Scottsboro Boys, who were not active within the movement but who nonetheless profoundly affected the artistic and political statements that came from Harlem Renaissance figures. The volume will also feature a preface by the editors, an introductory essay by historian Cary D. Wintz, and 75 illustrations.
Category: History

Renaissance And Reformation

Author : William Roscoe Estep
ISBN : 0802800505
Genre : Religion
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Offers a brief overview of medieval Europe, discusses the Renaissance's influence on the Reformation, and looks at the lives and accomplishments of Luther, Wycliffe, Zwingli, and Calvin
Category: Religion

Black Africans In Renaissance Europe

Author : Thomas Foster Earle
ISBN : 0521815827
Genre : History
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This book, first published in 2005, opens up the much neglected area of the black African presence in Western Europe during the Renaissance. Covering history, literature, art history and anthropology, it investigates a whole range of black African experience and representation across Renaissance Europe, from various types of slavery to black musicians and dancers, from real and symbolic Africans at court to the view of the Catholic Church, and from writers of African descent to black African 'criminality'. The main purpose of the collection is to show the variety and complexity of black African life in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe, and how it was affected by firmly held preconceptions relating to the African continent and its inhabitants. Of enormous importance for both European and American history, this book mixes empirical material and theoretical approaches, and addresses such issues as stereotypes, changing black African identity, and cultural representation in art and literature.
Category: History

The Society Of Renaissance Florence

Author : Renaissance Society of America
ISBN : 0802080790
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1971, The Society of Renaissance Florence is an invaluable collection of 132 original Florentine documents dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
Category: Social Science

The Cambridge Companion To The Harlem Renaissance

Author : George Hutchinson
ISBN : 0521673682
Genre : History
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The most comprehensive guide on the market to the key authors and works of the African American literary movement.
Category: History

Exploration In The Renaissance

Author : Lynne Elliott
ISBN : 0778745937
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the culture, tools, funding, and challenges of exploration during the Renaissance, with emphasis on Spain and Portugal.
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Handbook To Life In Renaissance Europe

Author : Sandra Sider
ISBN : 9780195330847
Genre : History
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The word renaissance means "rebirth," and the most obvious example of this phenomenon was the regeneration of Europe's classical Roman roots. The Renaissance began in northern Italy in the late 14th century and culminated in England in the early 17th century. Emphasis on the dignity of man (though not of woman) and on human potential distinguished the Renaissance from the previous Middle Ages. In poetry and literature, individual thought and action were prevalent, while depictions of the human form became a touchstone of Renaissance art. In science and medicine the macrocosm and microcosm of the human condition inspired remarkable strides in research and discovery, and the Earth itself was explored, situating Europeans within a wider realm of possibilities. Organized thematically, the Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe covers all aspects of life in Renaissance Europe: History; religion; art and visual culture; architecture; literature and language; music; warfare; commerce; exploration and travel; science and medicine; education; daily life.
Category: History

Locating Renaissance Art

Author : Carol M. Richardson
ISBN : 9780300121889
Genre : Art
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Renaissance art history is traditionally identified with Italian centers of production, and Florence in particular. Instead, this book explores the dynamic interchange between European artistic centers and artists and the trade in works of art. It also considers the impact of differing locations on art and artists and some of the economic, political, and cultural factors crucial to the emergence of an artistic center. During c.1420-1520, no city or court could succeed in isolation and so artists operated within a network of interests and local and international identities. The case studies presented in this book portray the Renaissance as an exciting international phenomenon, with cities and courts inextricably bound together in a web of economic and political interests.
Category: Art

The Italian Renaissance

Author : Renaissance Society of America
ISBN : 0802077358
Genre : History
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Offers a broad sampling of humanist work by educators, statesmen, philosophers, churchmen and courtiers translated into English.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Women In The Renaissance

Author : Diana Maury Robin
ISBN : 9781851097722
Genre : History
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Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.
Category: History

The Renaissance In Europe

Author : Margaret L. King
ISBN : 1856693740
Genre : Art
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The Renaissance is usually portrayed as a period dominated by the extraordinary achievements of great men: rulers, philosophers, poets, painters, architects and scientists. Leading scholar Margaret King recasts the Renaissance as a more complex cultural movement rooted in a unique urban society that was itself the product of many factors and interactions: commerce, papal and imperial ambitions, artistic patronage, scientific discovery, aristocratic and popular violence, legal precedents, peasant migrations, famine, plague, invasion and other social factors. Together with literary and artistic achievements, therefore, today's Renaissance history includes the study of power, wealth, gender, class, honour, shame, ritual and other categories of historical investigation opened up in recent years. Tracing the diffusion of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe, Professor King marries the best work of the last generation of scholars with the findings of the most recent research, including her own. Ultimately, she points to the multiple ways in which this seminal epoch influenced the later development of Western culture and society.
Category: Art

Humanism In The Renaissance Of Islam

Author : Joel L. Kraemer
ISBN : 9004097368
Genre : History
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Under the enlightened rule of the Buyid dynasty (945-1055 A.D.) the Islamic world witnessed an unequalled cultural renaissance. This book is an investigation into the nature of the environment in which the cultural transformation took place and into the cultural elite who were its bearers. After an extensive introductory section setting the stage, the book deals with the main schools and circles and with the outstanding individual representatives of this renaissance. The main expression of this renaissance was a philosophical humanism that embraced the scientific and philosophical heritage of Classical Antiquity as a cultural and educational ideal. Along with this philosophical humanism, a literary humanism was cultivated by litterateurs, poets, and government secretaries. This renaissance was marked by a powerful assertion of individualism in the domains of literary creativity and political action. It thrived in a remarkably cosmopolitan atmosphere - Baghdad, the center of the 'Abb?sid empire and of Buyid rule.
Category: History