Humanism and Creativity in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor by Christopher S Celenza

By Christopher S Celenza

This quantity contains unique contributions from 17 students whose paintings and careers Ronald Witt has touched in myriad methods. highbrow, social, and political historians, a historian of philosophy and an paintings historian: experts in numerous temporal and nation-states of the Renaissance international the following tackle particular subject matters reflecting the various significant issues that experience woven their method via Ronald Witt's highbrow cursus. whereas a few essays provide clean readings of canonical texts and discover formerly left out traces of filiation between them, others current "discoveries," together with a hitherto "lost" textual content and missed manuscripts which are the following edited for the 1st time. Engagement with little-known fabric displays one other of Witt's distinguishing features: a fondness for unique resources. The essays are accumulated lower than 3 rubrics: "Politics and the Revival of Antiquity"; "Humanism, faith, and ethical Philosophy"; and "Erudition and Innovation."

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302, provides an eyewitness account of a naval battle for Piombino on 19 July 1448. 4 Michael Mallett, Mercenaries and Their Masters: Warfare in Renaissance Italy (London, 1974), 196. heroic insubordination in the army of sigismondo 33 which prided itself on being and consistently portrayed itself as a republic, exemplifies the apparent contradictions endemic in republican and signorial relations in fifteenth-century Italy. These events were immediately fashioned into a classical form and language.

C. ), The Humanism of Leonardo Bruni: Selected Texts (Binghamton, 1987), 110. Apparent 17 heroic insubordination in the army of sigismondo 37 now, Sigismondo, as an experienced commander, has been put in charge. 21 It demonstrates that classically inspired rhetoric was so bound with contemporary events that it was literally on the battlefield, used to excite soldiers for battle. In his life of Manetti, Vespasiano da Bisticci says that Manetti delivered the oration in the vernacular so that the entire army could understand it.

Witt, “In the Footsteps of the Ancients”: The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni (Leiden, 2000); Stephen J. Milner, “Citing the Ringhiera: The Politics of Place and Public Address in Trecento Florence,” Italian Studies, 55 (2000), 53–82; idem, “Communication, Consensus and Conflict: Rhetorical Principles, the Ars Concionandi and Social Ordering in Late Medieval Italy,” in The Rhetoric of Cicero in its Medieval and Renaissance Commentary Tradition, ed. Virginia Cox and J. O. Ward (Leiden, forthcoming); Milner, “Exile, Rhetoric, and the Limits of Civic Republican Discourse,” in At the Margins: Minority Groups in Premodern Italy, ed.

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