Humanism and creativity in the Renaissance : essays in honor of Ronald G. Witt
- edited by Christopher S. Celenza and Kenneth Gouwens.
- English, Latin. Includes text in Latin.
- text file; PDF.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xv, 411 pages) : illustrations (some color).
- Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 136. 0920-8607
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of Contributors List of Illustrations Ronald G. Witt-An Appreciation, T. C. Price Zimmermann Introduction, Christopher S. Celenza & Kenneth Gouwens PART I. POLITICS AND THE REVIVAL OF ANTIQUITY
- 1. Humanism in the Vernacular: The Case of Leonardo Bruni, James Hankins
- 2. Heroic Insubordination in the Army of Sigismundo Malatesta: Petrus Parleo's Pro milite, Machiavelli, and the Uses of Cicero and Livy, Anthony F. D'Elia
- 3. Benedetto Accolti: a Portrait, Robert Black
- 4. Possessing Antiquity: Agency and Sociability in building Lorenzo de' Medici's Gem Collection, Melissa Meriam Bullard
- 5. The Guicciardinian Moment: The Discorsi Palleschi, Humanism, and Aristocratic Republicanism in Sixteenth-Century Florence, Mark Jurdjevic
- 6. The Problem of Counsel Revisited Once More: Bude's De asse (1515) and Utopia I (1516) in Defining a Political Moment, John M. Headley PART II. HUMANISM, RELIGION, AND MORAL PHILOSOPHY
- 7. Alberti in Boccaccio's Garden: After-Dinner Thoughts on Moral Philosophy, Timothy Kircher
- 8. The "Lost" Final Part of George Amiroutzes' Dialogus de fide in Christum and Zanobi Acciaiuoli, John Monfasani
- 9. Marsilio Ficino and Renaissance Platonism, Edward P. Mahoney
- 10. Vives' Parisian Writings, Charles Fantazzi
- 11. Reforming the Dream, Anthony Grafton PART III. ERUDITION AND INNOVATION
- 12. Georg Voigt: Historian of Humanism, Paul F. Grendler
- 13. Humanism and the Italian Universities, David A. Lines
- 14. Humanist Culture and its Malcontents: Alcionio, Sepulveda, and the Consequences of Translating Aristotle, Kenneth Gouwens & Christopher S. Celenza
- 15. Villamena's Kangaroo, Louise Rice Index.
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This volume comprises original contributions from 17 scholars whose work and careers Ronald Witt has touched in myriad ways. Intellectual, social, and political historians, a historian of philosophy and an art historian: specialists in various temporal and geographical regions of the Renaissance world here address specific topics reflecting some of the major themes that have woven their way through Ronald Witt's intellectual cursus. While some essays offer fresh readings of canonical texts and explore previously unnoticed lines of filiation among them, others present "discoveries, " including a hitherto "lost" text and overlooked manuscripts that are here edited for the first time. Engagement with little-known material reflects another of Witt's distinguishing characteristics: a passion for original sources. The essays are gathered under three rubrics: (1) "Politics and the Revival of Antiquity"; (2) "Humanism, Religion, and Moral Philosophy"; and (3) "Erudition and Innovation." Contributors include: Robert Black, Melissa Meriam Bullard, Christopher S. Celenza, Anthony F. D'Elia, Charles Fantazzi, Kenneth Gouwens, Anthony Grafton, Paul F. Grendler, James Hankins, John M. Headley, Mark Jurdjevic, Timothy Kircher, David A. Lines, Edward P. Mahoney, John Monfasani, Louise Rice, and T.C. Price Zimmerman. Publications by Ronald G. Witt: 'In the Footsteps of the Ancients': The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni, ISBN: 978 90 04 11397 8 (Paperback: 978 0 391 04202 5).
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