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. 4, Winter

Courtiers and Christians: The First Japanese Emissaries to Europe
ON AUGUST 15 84 FOUR JAPANESE emissaries arrived in Lisbon. Strictly speaking, they were not the first Japanese to arrive in Europe, but they were the first official delegates sent by Japanese feudal lords. And they were the first to return to Japan...
Cristoforo Landino and Coluccio Salutati on the Best of Life
AN IMPORTANT ISSUE IN THE study of fifteenth-century Florentine humanism is whether or not later Quattrocento humanists advocate a withdrawal from public life and abandon the "civic" humanism of Salutati, Bruni, and the early Quattrocento humanists.(1)...
Georgette De Montenay: A Different Voice in Sixteenth-Century Emblematics
The feminists of the querelle [des femmes] were reacting to changes they seemed to have no control over, or to a Puritan revolution that served mainly to confirm their subjection to men. Lacking a vision of social movement to change events, their concern...
Iter Kristellerianum: The European Journey (1905-1939)
At its Annual Meeting in April 1995, the Rellaissance Society of America will be honoring the career of Paul Oskar Kristeller, whose international reputation as a Renaissance scholar is well known to this audience. We are all in debt to Kristeller...
Visibilis et Invisibilis: The Mistress in Italian Renaissance Court Society
FIFTEENTH CENTURY ITALY HAS BEEN called both the "golden age of bastards" and the "age of golden bastards."(1) But while scholars from Jacob Burckhardt to Lauro Martines have decried princely infidelity and the political problems resulting from the...