• Italian literature

Renaissance in Italy

Italian Literature
Author: John Addington Symonds
Publisher: N.A
Category: Italian literature
Page: N.A
View: 1779

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

If You Were Me and Lived In... Renaissance Italy

An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time
Author: Carole P. Roman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781947118492
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
View: 9936
Learn what kind of food you might eat in Florence, Italy, the clothes you wore in the 15th century, what your name could be, and what children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in...does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture.

    • Italy

Renaissance in Italy

Author: John Addington Symonds
Publisher: N.A
Category: Italy
Page: N.A
View: 4670

    • History

Daily Life in Renaissance Italy

Author: Elizabeth Storr Cohen,Thomas Vance Cohen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304262
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 3110
Discover what life was like for ordinary people in Renaissance Italy through this unique resource that paints a full portrait of everday living.

    • Social Science

Women of the Renaissance

Author: Margaret L. King
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226436166
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
View: 8783
In this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women's experience in Renaissance society. Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King looks at women of all classes, in both usual and unusual settings. She first describes the familial roles filled by most women of the day—as mothers, daughters, wives, widows, and workers. She turns then to that significant fraction of women in, and acted upon, by the church: nuns, uncloistered holy women, saints, heretics, reformers,and witches, devoting special attention to the social and economic independence monastic life afforded them. The lives of exceptional women, those warriors, queens, patronesses, scholars, and visionaries who found some other place in society for their energies and strivings, are explored, with consideration given to the works and writings of those first protesting female subordination: the French Christine de Pizan, the Italian Modesta da Pozzo, the English Mary Astell. Of interest to students of European history and women's studies, King's volume will also appeal to general readers seeking an informative, engaging entrance into the Renaissance period.

    • Literary Collections

From Byzantium to Italy

Greek Studies in the Italian Renaissance
Author: N. G. Wilson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474250483
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 248
View: 869
Which famous poet treasured his copy of Homer, but could never learn Greek? What prompted diplomats to circulate a speech by Demosthenes Â? in Latin translation Â? when the Turks threatened to invade Europe? Why would enthusiastic Florentines crowd a lecture on the Roman Neoplatonist Plotinus, but underestimate the importance of Plato himself? Having all but disappeared during the Middle Ages, classical Greek would recover a position of importance Â? eventually equal to that of classical Latin - only after a series of surprising failures, chance encounters, and false starts. This important study of the rediscovery and growing influence of classical Greek scholarship in Italy from the 14th to the early 16th centuries is brought up to date in a new edition that reflects on the recent developments in the field of classical reception studies, and contains fully up-to-date references to aid students and scholars. From a leading authority on Greek palaeography in the English-speaking world, here is a complete account of the historic rediscovery of Greek philosophy, language and literature during the Renaissance, brought up-to-date for a modern audience of classicists, historians, and students and scholars of reception studies and the Classical Tradition.

Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) the Age of the Despots

Author: John Addington Symonds
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781721869763
Page: 172
View: 5882
Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots by John Addington Symonds CHAPTER I. THE SPIRIT OF THE RENAISSANCE. Difficulty of fixing Date-Meaning of Word Renaissance-The Emancipation of the Reason-Relation of Feudalism to the Renaissance-Mediæval Warnings of the Renaissance-Abelard, Bacon, Joachim of Flora, the Provençals, the Heretics, Frederick II.-Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio-Physical Energy of the Italians-The Revival of Learning-The Double Discovery of the World and of Man-Exploration of the Universe and of the Globe-Science-The Fine Arts and Scholarship-Art Humanizes the Conceptions of the Church-Three Stages in the History of Scholarship-The Age of Desire-The Age of Acquisition-The Legend of Julia's Corpse-The Age of the Printers and Critics-The Emancipation of the Conscience-The Reformation and the Modern Critical Spirit-Mechanical Inventions-The Place of Italy in the Renaissance. The word Renaissance has of late years received a more extended significance than that which is implied in our English equivalent-the Revival of Learning. We use it to denote the whole transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern World; and though it is possible to assign certain limits to the period during which this transition took place, we cannot fix on any dates so positively as to say-between this year and that the movement was accomplished. To do so would be like trying to name the days on which spring in any particular season began and ended Yet we speak of spring as different from winter and from summer. The truth is, that in many senses we are still in mid-Renaissance. The evolution has not been completed. The new life is our own and is progressive. As in the transformation scene of some great Masque, so here the waning and the waxing shapes are mingled; the new forms, at first shadowy and filmy, gain upon the old; and now both blend; and now the old scene fades into the background; still, who shall say whether the new scene be finally set up? We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience

    • Architecture

The architecture of the Italian Renaissance

Author: Peter Murray
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 9780805201345
Category: Architecture
Page: 268
View: 9272
"Well-illustrated, undeniably useful, Murray's book is truly welcome." --Architectural Design "Informed in content and concise in style . . . a perfect introduction to the architecture of the Italian Renaissance." --Richard Stapleford, Cooper Union School of Architecture A classic guide to one of the most pivotal periods in art and architectural history, The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance remains the most lucid and comprehensive volume available. From Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Palladio, and Brunelleschi to St. Peter's in Rome, the palaces of Venice, and the Medici Chapel in Florence, Peter Murray's lavishly illustrated book tells readers everything they need to know about the architectural life of Italy from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

    • Great Britain


Author: Leslie Stephen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 6372

    • History

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

Author: Paul F. Grendler
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
ISBN: 9780684805146
Category: History
Page: 3000
View: 1951
"Conceived and produced in association with the Renaissance society of America, this work presents a panoramic view of the cultural movement and the period of history beginning in Italy from approximately 1350, broadening geographically to include the rest of Europe by the middle-to-late-15th century, and ending in the early 17th century. Each of the nearly 1,200 entries provides a learned and succinct account suitable for inquiring readers at several levels. These readable essays covering the arts and letters, in addition to everyday life, will be appreciated by general readers and high-school students. The thoughtful analyses will enlighten college students and delight scholars. A selective bibliography of primary and secondary sources for further study follows each article."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

    • Medical

Avicenna in Renaissance Italy

The Canon and Medical Teaching in Italian Universities after 1500
Author: Nancy G. Siraisi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400858658
Category: Medical
Page: 432
View: 4803
The Canon of Avicenna, one of the principal texts of Arabic origin to be assimilated into the medical learning of medieval Europe, retained importance in Renaissance and early modern European medicine. After surveying the medieval reception of the book, Nancy Siraisi focuses on the Canon in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy, and especially on its role in the university teaching of philosophy of medicine and physiological theory. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    • Questions and answers

Notes and Queries

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Questions and answers
Page: N.A
View: 9469

    • Art

Art in Renaissance Italy

Author: John T. Paoletti,Gary M. Radke
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205010479
Category: Art
Page: 576
View: 9034
For an introductory-level course in natural hazards Natural Hazards uses real-life examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen--and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Fourth Edition provides a new active learning approach, a fully updated visual program and revised pedagogy tools that highlight hallmark concepts of the text. Students have access to an updated Hazard City , an online media resource which gives instructors meaningful, easy-to-assign, and easy-to-grade assignments in which students investigate virtual disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here's how: Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on globalization of our economy, information access, and human effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards. Engage your students with "Hazard City": Students work through 11 different assignments by stepping into the role of a practicing geologist and analyzing potential disasters in the fictional town of Hazard City. Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into the lives of survivors, professionals and hazardous events. Strong pedagogy tools reinforce the text's core features: The new chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; My_Lab/Mastering does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and My_Lab/Mastering search for ISBN-10: 0133907651/ISBN-13: 9780133907650. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321939964/ISBN-13: 9780321939968 and ISBN-10: 0321970349 /ISBN-13: 9780321970343. My_Lab/Mastering is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

    • Art

High Renaissance Art in St. Peter's and the Vatican

An Interpretive Guide
Author: George L. Hersey,Basilica di San Pietro
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226327822
Category: Art
Page: 305
View: 6282
Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante—together these artists created some of the most glorious treasures of the Vatican, viewed daily by thousands of tourists. But how many visitors understand the way these artworks reflect the passions, dreams, and struggles of the popes who commissioned them? For anyone making an artistic pilgrimage to the High Renaissance splendors of the Vatican, George L. Hersey's book is the ideal guide. Before starting the tour of individual works, Hersey describes how the treacherously shifting political and religious alliances of sixteenth-century Italy, France, and Spain played themselves out in the Eternal City. He offers vivid accounts of the lives and personalities of four popes, each a great patron of art and architecture: Julius II, Leo X, Clement VII, and Paul III. He also tells of the complicated rebuilding and expanding of St. Peter's, a project in which Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo all took part. Having set the historical scene, Hersey then explores the Vatican's magnificent Renaissance art and architecture. In separate chapters, organized spatially, he leads the reader through the Cortile del Belvedere and Vatican Museums, with their impressive holdings of statuary and paintings; the richly decorated Stanze and Logge of Raphael; and Michelangelo's Last Judgment and newly cleaned Sistine Chapel ceiling. A fascinating final chapter entitled "The Tragedy of the Tomb" recounts the vicissitudes of Michelangelo's projected funeral monument to Julius II. Hersey is never content to simply identify the subject of a painting or sculpture. He gives us the story behind the works, telling us what their particular themes signified at the time for the artist, the papacy, and the Church. He also indicates how the art was received by contemporaries and viewed by later generations. Generously illustrated and complete with a useful chronology, High Renaissance Art in St. Peter's and the Vatican is a valuable reference for any traveler to Rome or lover of Italian art who has yearned for a single-volume work more informative and stimulating than ordinary guidebooks. At the same time, Hersey's many anecdotes and intriguing comparisons with works outside the Vatican will provide new insights even for specialists.

    • Art

Donatello and His World

Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance
Author: Joachim Poeschke
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Category: Art
Page: 496
View: 8209
Provides brief biographies and artwork analyses that explore the Renaissance period in sculpture

    • History

The Renaissance in Italy

A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento
Author: Guido Ruggiero
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316123278
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 2715
This book offers a rich and exciting new way of thinking about the Italian Renaissance as both a historical period and a historical movement. Guido Ruggiero's work is based on archival research and new insights of social and cultural history and literary criticism, with a special emphasis on everyday culture, gender, violence and sexuality. The book offers a vibrant and relevant critical study of a period too long burdened by anachronistic and outdated ways of thinking about the past. Familiar, yet alien; pre-modern, but suggestively post-modern; attractive and troubling, this book returns the Italian Renaissance to center stage in our past and in our historical analysis.

    • Art

History of Italian Renaissance Art

Author: Frederick Hartt,David G. Wilkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
Category: Art
Page: 696
View: 8994
'History of Italian Renaissance Art' provides readers with an understanding of this pivotal period, incorporating research and current art historical thinking while also maintaining the integrity of the story that Frederick Hartt first told so enthusiastically many years ago. Choosing to retain Frederick Hartt's traditional framework, David Wilkins has introduced a number of changes. Newly added works of art demonstrate the diversity of the period. Secular pieces such as a cassone with its original framework largely intact, an early desco da parto made for the Medici family, two examples of majolica dinnerware, along with a new series of portraits of patrons and personalities of the period have been selected because they enrich our knowledge of the context within which these works were created. Other illustrations have been added to enhance our understanding of important Renaissance works. These include views of architecture and of large fresco cycles and sculptures that remain in situ. There is also a bibliography that provides a guide for further reading about artists and key topics.

    • History

The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 7, C.1415-c.1500

Author: Christopher Allmand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521382960
Category: History
Page: 1048
View: 5704
This volume covers the last century (interpreted broadly) of the traditional western Middle Ages. Often seen as a time of doubt, decline and division, the period is shown here as a period of considerable innovation and development, much of which resulted from a conscious attempt by contemporaries to meet the growing demands of society and to find practical solutions to the social, religious and political problems which beset it. The volume consists of four sections. Part I focuses on both the ideas and other considerations which guided men as they sought good government, and on the practical development of representation. Part II deals with aspects of social and economic development at a time of change and expansion. Part III discusses the importance of the life of the spirit: religion, education and the arts. Moving from the general to the particular, Part IV concerns itself with the history of the countries of Europe, emphasis being placed on the growth of the nation states of the 'early modern' world.

    • Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism

Author: Jill Kraye
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521436243
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 7905
From the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, humanism played a key role in European culture. Beginning as a movement based on the recovery, interpretation and imitation of ancient Greek and Roman texts and the archaeological study of the physical remains of antiquity, humanism turned into a dynamic cultural programme, influencing almost every facet of Renaissance intellectual life. The fourteen essays in this 1996 volume deal with all aspects of the movement, from language learning to the development of science, from the effect of humanism on biblical study to its influence on art, from its Italian origins to its manifestations in the literature of More, Sidney and Shakespeare. A detailed biographical index, and a guide to further reading, are provided. Overall, The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism provides a comprehensive introduction to a major movement in the culture of early modern Europe.

    • Social Science

The Complete Writings of an Italian Heretic

Author: Olympia Morata
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226536718
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 8351
Winner of the 2004 Josephine Roberts Edition Prize from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. A brilliant scholar and one of the finest writers of her day, Olympia Morata (1526-1555) was attacked by some as a "Calvinist Amazon" but praised by others as an inspiration to all learned women. This book publishes, for the first time, all her known writings—orations, dialogues, letters, and poems—in an accessible English translation. Raised in the court of Ferrara in Italy, Morata was educated alongside the daughters of the nobility. As a youth she gave public lectures on Cicero, wrote commentaries on Homer, and composed poems, dialogues, and orations in both Latin and Greek. She also became a prominent Protestant evangelical, studying the Bible extensively and corresponding with many of the leading theologians of the Reformation. After fleeing to Germany in search of religious freedom, Morata tutored students in Greek and composed what many at the time felt were her finest works—a series of translations of the Psalms into Greek hexameters and sapphics. Feminists and historians will welcome these collected writings from one of the most important female humanists of the sixteenth century.