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Descartes's FictionsReading Philosophy with Poetics

Descartes's Fictions: Reading Philosophy with Poetics

Emma Gilby

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831891
eISBN:
9780191869723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Descartes’s Fictions traces common movements in early modern philosophy and literary method. This volume reassesses the significance of Descartes’s writing by bringing his philosophical output into ... More

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

The Poet's OdysseyJoachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

George Hugo Tucker

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158653
eISBN:
9780191673337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This title traces the artistic development of one of the major poets of the French Renaissance, Joachim Du Bellay (1522–60), showing how he differed from his contemporaries (in particular his great ... More

Renaissance SuppliantsPoetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

Leah Whittington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754442
eISBN:
9780191816017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754442.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This book studies supplication as a social and literary event in the long European Renaissance. It argues that scenes of supplication are defining episodes in a literary tradition stretching back to ... More

Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France

Jonathan Patterson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198716518
eISBN:
9780191787225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716518.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Why did people talk so much about avarice in late Renaissance France, nearly a century before Molière’s famous comedy, L’Avare? As wars and economic crises ravaged France on the threshold of ... More

Rousseau's HandThe Crafting of  a Writer

Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Angelica Goodden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

For all the fame he won as a writer during a brief but astonishingly fertile period in the 1750s and early 1760s, Rousseau saw the making of books as essentially foreign to his nature: what mattered ... More

The School of Montaigne in Early Modern EuropeVolume Two: The Reader-Writer

The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Warren Boutcher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne’s Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern Western university. Volume 1 focuses on contexts from ... More

The School of Montaigne in Early Modern EuropeVolume One: The Patron Author

The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Warren Boutcher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne’s Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern Western university. Volume 1 focuses on contexts from ... More

A Tale Blazed Through HeavenImitation and Invention in the Golden Age of Spain

A Tale Blazed Through Heaven: Imitation and Invention in the Golden Age of Spain

Oliver J. Noble-Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198707356
eISBN:
9780191778629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book analyses the reception of the classical tale of Mars, Venus, and Vulcan in the literature and painting of the Golden Age of Spain. The five chapters assess how Spanish poets and painters ... More

The Unbridled TongueBabble and Gossip in Renaissance France

The Unbridled Tongue: Babble and Gossip in Renaissance France

Emily Butterworth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199662302
eISBN:
9780191770470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This book looks at gossip, rumour, and talking too much in Renaissance France and explores why these forms of talk were considered dangerous. Taking its cue from Erasmus’s Lingua, in which both the ... More

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