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. 47, No. 2, Summer

1592-1992: Recent French Works on the Renaissance
On this side of the Atlantic, 1992 marked the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage; in French academic circles, however, it was noted more for the 400th anniversary of Montaigne's death. A few adventuresome scholars actually tried to combine the two,...
Dutch Proverbs and Ancient Sources in Erasmus's 'Praise of Folly.'
CLARENCE NULER, the learned editor and commentator of Erasmus's Praise of Folly, made a challenging remark in a recent issue of Renaissance Quarterly. In discussing a collection of essays on the Moria and the Colloquies, he observes in conclusion that...
Erwin Panofsky and the Renascence of the Renaissance
IT HAS LONG BEEN understood that historians, literary critics, and art historians who write about past cultures use those cultures for present purposes, whether by turning Periclean Athens into an ideal for present-day America or the fall of the Roman...
Miscellanea Curiositae Michelangelae: A Steep Tariff, a Half Dozen Horses, and Yards of Taffeta
THERE IS SUCH AN abundance of documentary information about the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti that we necessarily are selective in our use of the primary sources: nearly 1,400 letters to and from the artist, more than three hundred published pages...
Pope Eugenius IV and Jewish Money-Lending in Florence: The Case of Salomone Di Bonaventura during the Chancellorship of Leonardo Bruni
IN HIS Eulogy of Florence (Laudatio Florentinae Urbis) Leonardo Bruni praised her constitution for giving first place to justice, "without which no city can exist or deserve the name." Moreover, he said, "Not only citizens, but aliens as well are protected...