Patronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons: Court and Career in the Writings of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard  by Jacqueline GlomskiPatronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons: Court and Career in the Writings of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard  by Jacqueline Glomski

Patronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons: Court and Career in the Writings of…

byJacqueline Glomski

Hardcover | December 1, 2007

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Every epoch has its artists, thinkers, and creators, and behind many of these people, there is a patron waiting in the wings. Patronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons looks at the relationship between humanist scholars and their patrons in east central Europe during the early sixteenth century. It is the first study in English specifically to address literary patronage as it existed in this particular time and place.

Drawing on the writings of three itinerant scholar-poets associated with the courts of Cracow, Buda, and Vienna, Jacqueline Glomski argues that, even while they supported the imperial pretensions of the Jagiellonian monarchs, the humanist scholars of east central Europe also created effective propaganda for themselves by representing their own role in the conferring of fame upon their patrons. Using a wide array of source material, from dedicatory letters to panegyric and political literature, Glomski describes how important patronage was to the scholar-poets, and analyzes the process by which conventions of Renaissance humanism spread across Europe.

Patronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons is an insightful historic account that is accessible to anyone interested in patronage at the time of the European Renaissance.

Jacqueline Glomski is Latin Teacher in the Department of History at King's College London.
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Title:Patronage and Humanist Literature in the Age of the Jagiellons: Court and Career in the Writings of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.29 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 1, 2007Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Illustrations

Introduction

  1. Patronage and Humanist Literature at Cracow, 1510–1530: The Careers of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox
    Dynastic Politics and Artistic Patronage in Early Sixteenth-Century Poland: The Introduction of the New Style
    Literary Patronage at Cracow I: The Supporters of Humanist Latin
    Literary Patronage at Cracow II: The Wandering Humanist Poets
    The Search for Patronage
    Patronage and Career
  2. Careerism at Cracow: Issues of Identity and Self-Promotion
    Self-Promotion and Career Building: The Letters of Rudolf Agricola Junior to Joachim Vadian
    Approaching the Patron: The Dedicatory Letters of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox
    Approaching the Public: Commendatory Poems Accompanying the Works of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox
  3. Hero-Making: The Image of the Great Man
    Strategies for the Portrayal of the Hero
    The Image of the Patron in Valentin Eck’sPanegyricus in laudem Augustini MorauiandDe antiquissima nominis et familiae Thurzonum origine
  4. The Need for the Immediate Production of Poetry: Political Propaganda and Occasional Verse
    Dynastic Pretensions: Political Negotiations and War
    Hungary under Louis II Jagiellon

Conclusion

Appendix 1: The Works of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox: Short-Title Bibliographies

Appendix 2: Variants of Personal and Place Names

Notes

Bibliography

Index