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A journal covering art, literature, and history of the Renaissance for the academic audience. Contains research studies, review essays, and book reviews. Features literary works and themes, as well as specialized studies in the arts, religion, and socialSet up an RSS feed
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Classica et Beneventana: Essays Presented to Virginia Brown on the Occasion of Her 65th Birthday.(Book review)
June 22, 2009... Frank Thomas Coulson and Anna Grotans, eds. Classica et Beneventana: Essays Presented to Virginia Brown on the Occasion of Her 65th Birthday. Federation. Internationale des Institutes d'Etudes Medievales. Textes et etudes du moyen age 36. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2008. xxiv + 442 pp....
For reasons of state: political executions, republicanism, and the Medici in Florence, 1480-1560.(Lorenzo de' Medici)(Report)
June 22, 2009... On 21 August 1497 the Florentine government executed five men, in haste and at night: Bernardo del Nero, Niccolo Ridolfi, Lorenzo Tornabuoni, Giannozzo Pucci, and Bernardo Cambi. The apothecary and insatiable recorder of gossip Luca Landucci (143-1516) wrote that "all Florence" was shocked by...
"Perplex't paths": youth and authority in Milton's Mask.(John Milton)(Critical essay)
June 22, 2009... 1. INTRODUCTION Until fairly recently, literary critics have worked within a historical paradigm that claimed that childhood wasn't discovered until relatively late in the seventeenth century. (1) Perhaps this is why childhood has not been much discussed in the writing of John Milton...
"A pattern, precedent, and lively warrant": emulation, rhetoric, and cruel propriety in Titus Andronicus.(Critical essay)
June 22, 2009... 1 INTRODUCTION At the height of Titus Andronicus's final banquet, Titus cites a version of the supposed history of "rash" Virginius, who killed his daughter "because she was enforced, stained and deflowered," questioning Saturninus on the propriety of the act. (1) Saturninus agrees briefly...
Science on the move: Recent Trends in the history of early modern science.(Report)
June 22, 2009... 1. INTRODUCTION One of the most important developments of the period ca. 1400-1750, which I will call early modern, was the rise of a new philosophy, the new experimental science. (1) This used to be understood as a history of European achievement from the Renaissance forward, a...