This book explores how the Renaissance entailed a global exchange of goods, skills and ideas between East and West. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to Venetian publishing, from portraits of St George to Arab philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, the authors interrogate what all too often may seem to be settled certainties, such as the difference between East and West, the invariable conflict between Islam and Christianity, and the rebirth of European civilization from roots in classical Greece and Imperial Rome. JERRY BROTTON Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, UK WILLIAM DALRYMPLE Historian and writer CAROLINE FINKEL Historian and writer DEBORAH HOWARD Professor of Architectural History, University of Cambridge, UK ROBERT IRWIN Writer and Research Associate, History Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK PHILIP MANSEL Historian and writer NABIL MATAR Professor of English, Head of Department of Humanities and Communication, Florida Institute of Technology, USA BARNABY ROGERSON Historian and writer PHILIP SCHWYZER Lecturer in English, University of Exeter, UK
Contextualising the emergence of literary and aesthetic modernism and cultural nationalism within the popularity of the Renaissance, this volume offers new insights into high and low culture, as well as historical periodization.
Concepts of historical progress or decline and the idea of a cycle of historical movement have existed in many civilizations. In spite of claims that they be transnational or even universal, periodization schemes invariably reveal specific social and cultural predispositions. Our dialogue, which brings together a Sinologist and a scholar of early modern History in Europe, considers periodization as a historical phenomenon, studying the case of the ´´Renaissance.´´ Understood in the tradition of J. Burckhardt, who referred back to ideas voiced by the humanists of the 14th and 15th centuries, and focusing on the particularities of humanist dialogue which informed the making of the ´´Renaissance´´ in Italy, our discussion highlights elements that distinguish it from other movements that have proclaimed themselves as ´´r/Renaissances,´´ studying, in particular, the Chinese Renaissance in the early 20th century. While disagreeing on several fundamental issues, we suggest that interdisciplinary and interregional dialogue is a format useful to addressing some of the more far-reaching questions in global history, e.g. whether and when a periodization scheme such as ´´Renaissance´´ can fruitfully be applied to describe non-European experiences.
Sachbuch, Fremdsprachiges Buch / Sprache: Englisch / Thema: Geschichte / Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 16.01.2014Medium: TaschenbuchEinband: Kartoniert / BroschiertTitel: A Cultural History of Sexuality in the RenaissanceRedaktion: Talvacchia, BetteVerlag: Bloomsbury AcademicSprache: EnglischSchlagworte: History // Social History
The volume analyses some of the travelling and bridge-building activities that went on in Renaissance Europe, mainly but not exclusively across the Channel, true to Montaignes epoch-making program of describing the passage. Its emphasis on Anglo-Continental relations ensures a firm basis in English literature, but its particular appeal lies in its European point of view, and in the perspectives it opens up into other areas of early modern culture, such as pictorial art, philosophy, and economics. The multiple implications of the go-between concept make for structured diversity. The chapters of this book are arranged in three stages. Part 1 (Mediators) focuses on influential go-betweens, both as groups, like the translators, and as individual mediators. The second part of this book (Mediations) is concerned with individual acts of mediation, and with the mental topographies they presuppose, reflect and redraw in their turn. Part 3 (Representations) looks at the role of exemplary intermediaries and the workings of mediation represented on the early modern English stage. Key features High quality anthology on phenomena of cultural exchange in the Renaissance era With contributions by outstanding international experts Andreas Höfele is Professor of English at Munich University and a member of the Heidelberg and Bavarian Academies of Science and President of the German Shakespeare Society. Werner von Koppenfels is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Munich University and a member of the German Academy of Language and Literature.
The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860-1920:1st ed. 2009 L. Hinojosa
The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860-1920:Auflage 2009 L. Hinojosa
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Cultural Creativity in the Early English Renaissance:Popular Culture in Town and Country. Auflage 2006 E. Salter