Renaissance, Ruth Forman´s second collection, speaks of the timeless themes of family, death, love, and rebirth in the inimitable voice Booklist called ´sexy, bittersweet, funny, feisty, and real.´ With poetry that conveys a defiant, enlivened spirit and has won her acclaim, Ruth Forman measures the losses and celebrates the future of a generation. ´Renaissance is the fulfillment of Forman´s first book, We Are the Young Magicians. Hers is a commitment to the possibilities of life. Joy. Beauty (though terrible at times on this earth). What an impressive, rich song she sings.´ -Sonia Sanchez ´Stunning and beautiful . . . incantatory language that heals; through references to writers of the Harlem Renaissance, the work builds a bridge for a new generation. These poems acknowledge some painful history, both personal and collective, but they lift us from that pain.´ -Library Journal
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Ottonian Renaissance was a limited renaissance that accompanied the reigns of the first three emperors of the Saxon Dynasty, all named Otto: Otto I (936 973), Otto II (973 983), and Otto III (983 1002), and which in large part depended upon their patronage. The Ottonian Renaissance began after Otto´s marriage to Adelaide (951) united the kingdoms of Italy and Germany and thus brought the West closer to Byzantium and furthered the cause of Christian (political) unity with his imperial coronation in 963. The period is sometimes extended to cover the reign of Henry II as well, and, rarely, the Salian dynasts. The term is generally confined to Imperial court culture conducted in Latin in Germany.
The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and by the second half of the 16th century has extended across the whole of Europe. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked the beginning of the rebirth of the arts following the break-down of the dogmatic certitude of the Middle Ages. A number of artists began to innovate in the domains of painting, as well as sculpture and architecture. Depicting the ideal and the actual, the sacred and the profane, the movement provided a frame of reference which influenced European art over the next four centuries.
Dass Liebe keineswegs blind, sondern im Gegenteil überaus visuell ist, weshalb gerade die bildende Kunst Liebe entflammen kann diese Einsicht geht auf Leonardo da Vinci zurück. Mit ´Renaissance Love´ liegt nun erstmals ein Essayband vor, in dem sich internationale Spezialisten explizit der gegenseitigen Durchdringung von Kunst und Liebe in der italienischen Renaissance widmen.
Denys Hay is one of the best known British historians of the Renaissance. His work is marked by a judicious and readable style, an equal interest in the affairs of England and Italy, and an ability to hold in balance the claims of political and cultural history. This collection brings together the important part of Professor Hay´s work that has appeared as essays and represents all his major interests.