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6. Rewriting the Renaissance

6. Rewriting the Renaissance  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0007
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9780192801630
What do we mean by ‘Renaissance literature’? ‘Rewriting the Renaissance’ states that this term is misleading given that it was only at the end of the 16th century that the concept of the ... More
Introduction: the Greek way

Introduction: the Greek way  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0001
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9780199684120
The Introduction explains that Greek physics—physica—with its eye to ethics, its indifference to mathematics and experiment, and its independence of states and courts, is noticeably ... More
5. Secularism

5. Secularism  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777073
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10.1093/actrade/9780199231799.003.0006
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9780199231799
Despite Italy's Catholicism, Italian writers from Dante onwards have tended to concentrate on this world rather than the next, generally displaying somewhat secular attitudes and sometimes ... More
1. From the Greeks to Gladstone

1. From the Greeks to Gladstone  

Richard Toye

in Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199651368.003.0002
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9780199651368
‘From the Greeks to Gladstone’ provides an overview of the history of rhetoric from classical times to the late nineteenth century. It begins with the Sophists in Athens in the fifth ... More
7. Northern Europe

7. Northern Europe  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191783302
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10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0007
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9780199689873
‘Northern Europe’ considers the garden history of the Low Countries, Germany, and Russia. Dutch and Flemish gardens of the 16th century had a markedly different character from the ... More
5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation

5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0005
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‘Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation’ begins with The Republic of Florence created in 1115, which endured frequent and extreme revolutions during the power struggle between the ... More
6. Did women have a Renaissance?

6. Did women have a Renaissance?  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0006
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What happened to the women of the Renaissance? The situation of women and the visual arts is not straightforward. It is true that women in the labouring classes probably did not benefit ... More
8. The story of a square: art and urbanism in Florence

8. The story of a square: art and urbanism in Florence  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0008
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The story of the Renaissance should be looked at through an exploration of the complex interactions between players and settings: the places, patrons, art beholders, art creators, and ... More
2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice

2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780191798153
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0002
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9780198733713
‘Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice’ describes the techniques used by the three major cultures of ambitious development in navigation—Chinese, Arab, and European. It begins with ... More
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Quentin Skinner

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191874215
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.001.0001
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9780198837572
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction considers the life and impact of the Florentine Renaissance humanist, diplomat, historian, and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. ... More
1. “When the Negro was in vogue”

1. “When the Negro was in vogue”  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0001
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The Harlem Renaissance was, in the 1920s and 1930s, called the New Negro Renaissance. Black people redefined themselves and announced their entrance into modernity. They responded to its ... More
Epilogue: Beyond Harlem

Epilogue: Beyond Harlem  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0006
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Many renaissance writers did not make Harlem their home and the ones that did travelled extensively. They found the air freer to breathe abroad. Like their white compatriots, they ... More
The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Cheryl A. Wall

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.001.0001
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9780199335558
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars. It was the cultural phase of the “New Negro” movement, a social and political phenomenon ... More
2. Inventing new selves

2. Inventing new selves  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0002
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‘Inventing new selves’ considers the New Negroes and their efforts to rescue the race and themselves from the stereotypes and caricatures that represented black Americans in the first ... More
4. What is Africa to me?

4. What is Africa to me?  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0004
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9780199335558
Countee Cullen’s poem Heritage (1925) asks “What is Africa to me?” a phrase that resonated with many black Americans during the Harlem Renaissance. They knew little about Africa but felt ... More
1. New worlds and old worlds

1. New worlds and old worlds  

Lawrence M. Principe

in The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777493
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567416.003.0002
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9780199567416
‘New worlds and old worlds’ outlines the background of the scientific revolution in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was not the first rebirth of Latin ... More
3. From Stonehenge to skyscrapers

3. From Stonehenge to skyscrapers  

David Blockley

in Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780974
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10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.003.0003
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9780199671939
‘From Stonehenge to skyscrapers’ considers the history of structure as part of human progression. From the ancient structures of Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids through to the ... More
7. Objects and images for the domestic sphere

7. Objects and images for the domestic sphere  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775833
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0007
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9780192803542
Many might imagine that Renaissance art consists only of monumental masterpieces. The reality is that the majority of works produced were actually smaller-scale objects made by little-known ... More
1. Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?

1. Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0001
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9780192803542
Renaissance audiences of Renaissance art did not view the familiar artworks of that era in the same way as contemporary audiences view art. ‘Introduction: whose Renaissance? whose art?’ ... More
3. Story-telling in Renaissance art

3. Story-telling in Renaissance art  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192803542
Artists during the Renaissance were prolific in their pictorial story-telling. One of the primary aims of art in this period was to illustrate stories. In the many examples of such ... More

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