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. 56, No. 2, Summer

Appropriating the Instruments of Worship: The 1512 Medici Restoration and the Florentine Cathedral Choirbooks *
The first day of September 1512 was a pivotal date in the history of Renaissance Florence. After the fall of Piero Soderini's government and after eighteen years in exile, Giuliano de' Medici (1479-15 16), son of Lorenzo ii Magnifico (1449-92), returned...
Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: Andreini, Isabella. La Mirtilla: A Pastoral. Ed. Julie D. Campbell. Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance, 2002. xxx + 106 pp. bibl. $26. ISBN: 0-86698-284-1. Bruno, Giordano. The Cabala of Pegasus....
Giorgione's Tempest, Studiolo Culture, and the Renaissance Lucretius *
Lactantius 1. A PROBLEM OF GENRE Much recent writing Giorgione's Tempest (Fig 1.) conveys the impression of wishing to staunch the prolific flow of interpretations. Little conveys the sense of anything gained from previous commentaries on the...
Montaigne on Property, Public Service, and Political Servitude
To modern readers, the Essais of Michel de Montaigne have represented many of the interests characteristic of late sixteenth-century humanism: its critical reinterpretation of ancient texts, its skeptical reevaluation of inherited doctrine in government...
Placement, Gender, Pedagogy: Virgil's Fourth Georgic in Print *
What assumptions enable a writer to believe that a given utterance, whether didactic or mythic, poetic or paraliterary, can instigate action? Can poetry make anything happen? These questions organize the following discussion, which brings humanist...