Aspects of the Renaissance by Archibald R. LewisAspects of the Renaissance by Archibald R. Lewis

Aspects of the Renaissance

EditorArchibald R. Lewis

Paperback | March 15, 2011

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The Renaissance has long posed a problem to scholars. It has been generalized as an emergence of intellect and will in all fields of human endeavor, but because it is diversely manifested in varying attitudes and forms at various times in the Western world, this vast era of Western European history has resisted definitive boundaries.

To help clarify the problems inherent in the study of the Renaissance and its relationship to the preceding and subsequent historical periods, an international conference was held in Austin, Texas, in April, 1964, jointly sponsored by the South Central Renaissance Conference and The University of Texas. The ten papers here presented reveal how during the symposium leading scholars representing several academic disciplines shared their approaches and insights into the politics, economics, science, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion of this complex era.

Archibald Lewis (1914–1990) was Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Title:Aspects of the RenaissanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:197 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292729367

ISBN - 13:9780292729360

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Table of Contents

  • General Introduction
  • Part One: The Political Scene
    • The Rebirth of the Citizen on the Eve of the Renaissance Period (Walter Ullmann)
    • Popular Initiative in Renaissance France (J. Russell Major)
  • Part Two: Old and New Traditions of Culture
    • Arms versus Letters: Towards a Definition of Spanish Fifteenth-Century Humanism (Peter Russell)
    • Patronage and Music in England (Walter L. Woodfill)
  • Part Three: Arts and Letters
    • The Equestrian Monument from Cangrande della Scala to Peter the Great (H. W. Janson)
    • Marguerite de Valois’s Album of Verse (Eugénie Droz)
  • Part Four: Renaissance and Reformation
    • The Third Generation of German Renaissance Humanists (Lewis W. Spitz)
    • Renaissance Science in Puritan New England (Michael G. Hall)
  • Part Five: Science and Economic Life
    • In Defense of Kepler (Edward Rosen)
    • Concerning Clio, Concepts and Quantities (Herbert Heaton)
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Program Participants in the International Conference on the Meaning of the Renaissance
  • Index