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The Eloquent Body : Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy - Jennifer Nevile

The Eloquent Body

Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-Century Italy

Hardcover Published: 12th November 2004
ISBN: 9780253344533
Number Of Pages: 264

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"This book adds an entirely new dimension to the consideration of Humanism and Italian culture. It will make a welcome addition to the field of cultural studies by broadening the subject to consider an important source of information that has been previously overlooked." -- Timothy McGee

The Eloquent Body offers a history and analysis of court dancing during the Renaissance, within the context of Italian Humanism. Each chapter addresses different philosophical, social, or intellectual aspects of dance during the 15th century. Some topics include issues of economic class, education, and power; relating dance treatises to the ideals of Humanism and the meaning of the arts; ideas of the body as they relate to elegance, nobility, and ethics; the intellectual history of dance based on contemporaneous readings of Pythagoras and Plato; and a comparison of geometric dance structures to geometric order in Humanist architecture.

"This book adds an entirely new dimension to the consideration of Humanism and Italian culture. It will make a welcome addition to the field of cultural studies by broadening the subject to consider an important source of information that has been previously overlooked." Timothy McGee"

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Dance and Societyp. 12
The Dance Treatises and Humanist Idealsp. 58
Eloquent Movement-Eloquent Prosep. 75
Dance and the Intellectp. 104
Order and Virtuep. 119
Conclusionp. 131
Transcription and Translation of MS from Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Magl. VII 1121, f. 63r-69v Giovanni Carsanigap. 141
The Use of Mensuration Signs as Proportion Signs in the Dance Treatisesp. 158
Floor Track and Music of Anello, Ingrata, Pizochara, and Verceppep. 161
Notesp. 189
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780253344533
ISBN-10: 0253344530
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 12th November 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.56