6. Rewriting the Renaissance
J. L. Heilbron
Introduction: the Greek way
The Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), the dream of American high-energy physicists, would have had a circumference of 87 kilometres and a price tag to match. Its proponents justified the expenditure on several grounds. On the high ground, it would probe the universe to philosophical depths and thus ‘keep faith with the Greeks’. Below ground, it would advance tunnelling technique and give society perfect sewers. Congress cancelled it in 1993.
Jack A. Goldstone
5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation
1. From the Greeks to Gladstone
2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice
The Indian Ocean and the Arabs
factories established for mercantile trade in Guangdong. The Chinese began to re-establish their importance in the Pacific from the 13th century, and under the Ming dynasty in the 15th they were sailing to the west coast of India and to East Africa. It was in the same epoch that Europeans first sailed into the Indian Ocean from the west, though this was towards the end of the century, after the Chinese had disengaged.
Geraldine A. Johnson
Did women have a Renaissance?
Cheryl A. Wall
A Very Short Introduction
Cheryl A. Wall
1. “When the Negro was in vogue”
The Big Sea , Hughes offers wry descriptions of the scene: the music, dancing, and nightclubs, fancy balls and house-rent parties, and the writers, almost all of whom he knew, respected, and mentioned by name. Hughes lists Gwendolyn Bennett, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, and Wallace Thurman among the “Harlem literati.” While claiming not to have a critical mind, Hughes deems Jean Toomer “one of the most talented of the Negro writers,” although Toomer did not wish to associate with Negroes. Hughes could not resist mocking the pretensions of those who