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Challenges to Authority (Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry)

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The evolution and reception of the Renaissance was mediated by developments in various other spheres of early modern life and culture. Foremost among these were the religious changes initiated by the Protestant Reformation, which are discussed in the opening chapters of this book. Religious and cultural developments in Germany are contrasted with sixteenth-century Spain and are further explored through the study of the picaresque novel Lazarillo de Tormes.<P>The place of Renaissance science or natural philosophy is also the subject of critical evaluation in this book. Case studies on the anatomical revolution, Galileo and court patronage, and Paracelsus illustrate new approaches in the field. Subsequent chapters explore the Renaissance fascination with witchcraft and demonology in both learned discourse (Pico's Strix) and popular drama (The Witch of Edmonton). The volume concludes with a study of one of the most influential and provocative writers of the sixteenth century, Michel de Montaigne, whose Essays provide stimulating material for a reassessment of the impact of the Renaissance on contemporary thought.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300082159
Editor:
Elmer, Peter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Editor:
Elmer, Peter
Author:
Elmer, Peter
Subject:
General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Reformation
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Renaissance in Europe series
Series Volume:
The Renaissance in E
Publication Date:
20000910
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 b/w + 8 color illus.
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
9.67 x 7.5 in 2.35 lb

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