The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism / Edition 1

by Jill Kraye, Jill Kraye
     
 

Beginning as a movement based on the recovery of ancient texts, and archaeological study, humanism turned into a dynamic cultural program, influencing almost every facet of the intellectual life of the Renaissance. The fourteen original essays in this volume deal with all aspects. See more details below

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Beginning as a movement based on the recovery of ancient texts, and archaeological study, humanism turned into a dynamic cultural program, influencing almost every facet of the intellectual life of the Renaissance. The fourteen original essays in this volume deal with all aspects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521436243
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Maps
1The origins of humanism1
2Classical scholarship20
3Humanism in script and print in the fifteenth century47
4The humanist reform of Latin and Latin teaching63
5Humanist rhetoric and dialectic82
6Humanists and the Bible100
7Humanism and the origins of modern political thought118
8Philologists and philosophers142
9Artists and humanists161
10Vernacular humanism in the sixteenth century189
11The new science and the traditions of humanism203
12Humanism and Italian literature224
13Humanism and English literature in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries246
14Humanism and seventeenth-century English literature269
A guide to further reading in English294
Biographical index303

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