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Renaissance Go-Betweens : Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe - Andreas Hofele

Renaissance Go-Betweens

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

By: Andreas Hofele (Editor), Werner von Koppenfels (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th March 2005
ISBN: 9783110182156
Number Of Pages: 298
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The volume analyses some of the travelling and bridge-building activities that went on in Renaissance Europe, mainly but not exclusively across the Channel, true to Montaigne's epoch-making program of describing 'the passage'. Its emphasis on Anglo-Continental relations ensures a firm basis in English literature, but its particular appeal lies in its European point of view, and in the perspectives it opens up into other areas of early modern culture, such as pictorial art, philosophy, and economics. The multiple implications of the go-between concept make for structured diversity.

The chapters of this book are arranged in three stages. Part 1 ('Mediators') focuses on influential go-betweens, both as groups, like the translators, and as individual mediators. The second part of this book ('Mediations') is concerned with individual acts of mediation, and with the 'mental topographies' they presuppose, reflect and redraw in their turn. Part 3 ('Representations') looks at the role of exemplary intermediaries and the workings of mediation represented on the early modern English stage.

Key features

  • High quality anthology on phenomena of cultural exchange in the Renaissance era
  • With contributions by outstanding international experts

"Ein Sammelband, der den Austausch der Kulturen thematisiert ohne deren Besonderheiten zu vergessen, der methodisch das Aufeinanderzugehen postuliert und praktiziert; kurz: der den Weg zu Uniformitat und Selbstisolation begrussenswerterweise gerade vermeidet. Ihm seien viele Leser und Nachahmer gewunscht."Helge Nowak in: Anglia 1/2007 "This latter grouping of essays, like the majoritiy in the volume as a whole, are subtly mounted, forward-looking and complex, bringing to a conclusion a collection that ist readable and versatile as it is enlightening and original."Mark Thornton Burnett in: Shakespeare Jahrbuch 2007 "There is much to learn from the individual articles as well as from the overall volume."Gesa Stedman in: Renaissance Quarterly 2006

Introductionp. 1
The Renaissance translator as go-betweenp. 17
Inglese Italianato - Italiano Anglizzato : John Floriop. 32
Ash Wednesday in Westminster : Giordano Bruno meets Elizabethan Englandp. 55
De Witt, van Buchell, the wooden O, and the yellow Mp. 78
John Dee as cultural, scientific, apocalyptic go-betweenp. 88
John Wolfe and the impact of exemplary go-betweens on early modern print culturep. 104
Hybrids : learning from a gilded silver beaker (Antwerp, c. 1530)p. 121
British cultural history and church history for the continent : John Bale's Summarium (1548) and Catalogus (1557-59)p. 139
Machiavellian dissimulation and allegory : the writings of Roger Ascham and Sir Philip Sidneyp. 152
Moses as go-between : John Spencer's theory of religious translationp. 163
Another country : Marlowe and the go-betweenp. 177
Spirits, ghosts, demons in Shakespeare and Miltonp. 200
'A membrane has broken' : returning from the dead in The Spanish tragedyp. 214
'The words of Mercury' : Shakespeare's love ambassadorsp. 231
Incising Venice : the violence of cultural incorporation The merchant of Venicep. 248
Iago the essayist : Florio between Montaigne and Shakespearep. 262
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ISBN: 9783110182156
ISBN-10: 3110182157
Series: Spectrum Literaturwissenschaft/Spectrum Literature
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 16th March 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.61