The Renaissance (Arts, Culture & Society in the Western World S.)

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: LONGMAN

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Table of Contents

General Introductionp. ix
Prefacep. x
List of Illustrationsp. xii
Notes on the Coverp. xviii
Introduction: Renaissance Questionsp. 1
Issues and Interpretationp. 1
Europe United?p. 5
Historical Outlinesp. 11
Artistic Continuitiesp. 17
Renaissance Past and Futurep. 24
Thought and Contextp. 29
Cities, Spaces and Institutionsp. 31
The Piazza and Political Imaginingp. 31
The Florentine Formulap. 34
Courtly Variations: The Example of Urbinop. 40
Dynasties, Nations and States: The French Examplep. 47
Cities of God: Utopia, Geneva and Romep. 54
The Domain of Tastep. 66
Education, Imitation and Creationp. 73
Book-Learning in the Renaissancep. 73
'I do not adore Aristotle'p. 82
Platonic Possibilities: Ficino and Cusanusp. 88
Texts and Text-Books: Valla and Ramusp. 100
Reformation and the Renaissance Individualp. 106
The Limits of Humanismp. 106
Erasmus, Luther and St Ignatiusp. 109
From Purgatory to Pyre: Conscience in the Middle Ages and Renaissancep. 125
Science, Art and Language: a Conclusion to Part Onep. 136
Renaissance Rationalityp. 136
Scientific Humanism and Religious Sciencep. 139
Leonardo, Van Eyck and Vesaliusp. 145
The Crux of Language: Bruno and Montaignep. 150
The Artsp. 163
The Figurative Artsp. 165
Competitive Eyesp. 165
Seeing in the Renaissancep. 174
Experimentation in Matter and Formp. 178
The Divine Artistp. 191
Movements in Mannerismp. 210
Lyric, Epic and Pastoralp. 220
Petrarchan Possibilitiesp. 220
The Lyric: Passion and Penitencep. 230
The Epic Imagination: Tasso, Camoes and Spenserp. 250
Pastoral Experimentationp. 261
Musicp. 269
A Flemish Polyphonyp. 269
Dufay and Josquin in Italyp. 281
Theory, Symbol and Passionp. 294
Words and Music in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 298
Prose Fiction and Theatrep. 315
The Popular Voice: Carnival and Boccacciop. 315
Novelle and Plays: Framing Gossipp. 320
Rabelais, Cervantes and Textual Riotp. 329
Shakespeare the Criticp. 346
A Tragic Afterwordp. 363
Bibliographyp. 371
Indexp. 379
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