Medieval and Renaissance Humanism

Rhetoric, Representation and Reform


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This volume discusses humanist aspects of medieval and Renaissance intellectual life and thought and of their appropriation by modern history and literature. It charts the humanist representations of the scholarly enterprise, the self-representation of the intellectual, the representation of individuality in humanist literature, as well as the problem field of Renaissance humanism as an ideological programme of educational, moral, and political reform. The volume is particularly useful for medievalists and Renaissance scholars, as well as for historians specialised in the history of medieval and Renaissance art, medicine music and education.

Contributors include: Wout Jac. van Bekkum, Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. , Karl Enenkel, Catherine Kavanagh, John Kerr, Christel Meier-Staubach, Marinus Burcht Pranger, Bert Roest, Catrien Santing, Nancy van Deusen, Charlotte Ward, and Robert Zwijnenberg.

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Bert Roest is Fr. Joseph Doino OFM Visiting Professor of Franciscan Studies, St. Bonaventure University (2003). He has published extensively on medieval historiography and intellectual history, including: A History of Franciscan Education (c. 1220-1517) (Brill, 2000).

Stephen Gersh is Professor of Medieval Studies and Concurrent Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. His books include: Kinesis Akinetos (Brill, 1973); From Iamblichus to Eriugena (Brill, 1978); Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, The Latin Tradition, 2 Vols. (Notre Dame, 1986); Platonism in Late Antiquity (Notre Dame, 1992); Concord in Discourse (Berlin, 1996); Plato and the Platonici in the Middle Ages (Berlin, 2002).
"Cachey’s essay, along with those of his colleagues in this volume, serves as a splendid paradigm for adventurous work in future studies of medieval and Renaissance humanism."
William J. Kennedy, Renaissance Quarterly.

1. Eriugenian Developments of Ciceronian Topical Theory, Catherine Kavanagh
2. Orfeo ed Euridice, Philology and Mercury, Nancy van Deusen
3. Elective Affinities, Marinus Burcht Pranger
4. Petrarchan Cartographic Writing, Theodore J. Cachey, Jr.
5. In Search of Fame: Self-Representation in Neo-Latin Humanism, Karl Enenkel
6. Rhetoric of Innovation and Recourse to Tradition in Humanist Pedagogical Discourse, Bert Roest
7. Humanist Values In The Early Modern Drama, Christel Meier-Staubach
8. Why Did Alberti not Illustrate His De Pictura?, Robert Zwijnenberg
9. The Underworld of Chaucer’s House of Fame, John Kerr
10. Through the Looking Glass of Ulrich Pinder, Catrien Santing
11. Jewish Intellectual Culture in Renaissance Context, Wout Jac. van Bekkum
12. Pound’s Humanistic Paradigm for the Rejuvenation of Modern Poetics, Charlotte Ward

About the Authors
All those interested in intellectual history, the history of medieval and Renaissance scholarship, the history of education, early modern medicine and of Renaissance art, music and literature.
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