Renaissance Quarterly

A journal covering art, literature, and history of the Renaissance for the academic audience. Contains research studies, review essays, and book reviews. Features literary works and themes, as well as specialized studies in the arts, religion, and social

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 4, Winter

Embodying Dislocation: A Mirror for Magistrates and Property Relations [*]
This paper argues that A Mirror for Magistrates's fascination with the mutilated bodies of its subjects, and its compulsive retelling of ambition punished offer evidence of cultural trauma. The works of legal theorist Margaret Jane Radin and psychoanalyst...
Fabius Maximus in Venice: Doge Andrea Gritti, the War of Cambrai, and the Rise of Habsburg Hegemony, 1509-1530 [*]
As a consequence of its dismal experience in the War of Cambrai (1509-1517), the Venetian Republic adopted a military policy of avoiding battlefield encounters. As a commander in the war and as doge of Venice after 1523, Andrea Gritti was the foremost...
Geography and Empire in the Late Renaissance. Botero's Assignment, Western Universalism, and the Civilizing Process [*]
The article seeks to relate the emerging, new discipline of geography to the European and specifically the Iberian, Catholic experience of expansion, power, and empire in those decades of Spain's alignment with Portugal and their respective colonial...
New Scholarship on Renaissance Universities
UNIVERSITY OF FERRARA I maestri di medicina ed arti dell'Universita di Ferrara 1391-1950. Ed. Francesco Raspadori. (Pubblicazioni dell'Universita di Ferrara, 2.) Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1991. xxxi + 295 pp. IL 55,000. ISBN: 88-222-3906-7. La...
Renaissance Society of America
William Bregman 1999 FINANCIAL STATEMENT REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Members of the Executive Board And Advisory Council The Renaissance Society of America I have audited the statements of financial position of...
The Politics of Access and Representations of the Sodomite King in Early Modern England
This essay treats the image of the sodomite king--in Marlowe's Edward II and in the gossip surrounding James 1 and his favorites-- as a figurative response to resentments stemming from the regulation of access to the monarch. Animosities in Marlowe's...
The Sempster's Wares: Merchandising and Marrying in the Fair Maid of the Exchange (1607) [*]
This essay demonstrates how handkerchiefs in The Fair Maid map out the cultural anxieties about courtship and marriage practices that were mobilized by women's participation in early modern England's expanding market economy. It locates handkerchiefs...
Toward the Genesis of the Kristeller Thesis of Renaissance Humanism. Four Bibliographical Notes
Paul Oskar Kristeller's interpretation of Renaissance humanism as a "characteristic phase in what may be called the rhetorical tradition in Western culture" [1] has exercised an enormous influence on Renaissance studies. What I wish to do here is to...