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Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Steven Rendall

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Most modern critics (even those who have emphasized the ‘evolution’ of Montaigne's ideas) have sought to explain away the contradictions and incoherences of Montaigne's Essais. This book investigates ... More

Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Phillip John Usher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687848
eISBN:
9780191767814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This book examines the relationship between epic literature and the sister arts in the French Renaissance. An initial paradox—the seeming ubiquity of epic heroes, themes, and motifs in the sister ... More

Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance FranceWalking by Night

Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Timothy Chesters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Caught in the grip of savage religious war, fear of sorcery and the devil, and a deepening crisis of epistemological uncertainty, the intellectual climate of late Renaissance France (c. 1550–1610) ... More

Literary Imitation in the Italian RenaissanceThe Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance: The Theory and Practice of Literary Imitation in Italy from Dante to Bembo

Martin L. McLaughlin

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158998
eISBN:
9780191673443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The concept of imitation — the imitation of classical and vernacular texts — was the dominant critical and creative principle in Italian Renaissance literature. Linked to modern notions of ... More

Lying in Early Modern English CultureFrom the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Andrew Hadfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789468
eISBN:
9780191831287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Lying in Early Modern English Culture is a major study of ideas of truth and falsehood from the advent of the Reformation to the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot. The period is characterized by panic ... More

Masculinity and the HuntWyatt to Spenser

Masculinity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser

Catherine Bates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657117
eISBN:
9780191752346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

As an age-old metaphor for the sexual chase, the hunt provides a uniquely conflicted site for the representation of masculinity. On the one hand, hunting had from ancient times served to define a ... More

Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern CultureMighty Magic

Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Wes Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

To call something ‘monstrous’ in the mid-sixteenth century is, more often than not, to wonder at its enormous size: it is to call to mind something like a whale; by the late seventeenth century ... More

Montaigne's English JourneyReading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day

William M. Hamlin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684113
eISBN:
9780191764677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Montaigne’s English Journey examines the genesis, early readership, and multifaceted impact of John Florio’s exuberant translation of Michel de Montaigne’s Essays. Published in London in ... More

Mortal ThoughtsReligion, Secularity, & Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture

Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity, & Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture

Brian Cummings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677719
eISBN:
9780191778605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677719.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Since the nineteenth century, it has been assumed that the concept of personal identity in the early modern period is bound up with secularization. Indeed, many explanations of the emergence of ... More

Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance'The Undiscovered Country'

Pilgrimage and Narrative in the French Renaissance: 'The Undiscovered Country'

Wes Williams

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159407
eISBN:
9780191673610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book studies the place and meaning of pilgrimage in European Renaissance culture. It makes new material available and also provides fresh perspectives on canonical writers such as Rabelais, ... More

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