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. 57, No. 2, Summer

A Hydra in the Gardens of Adonis: Literary Allusion and the Language of Humanism in Egidio of Viterbo (1469-1532)*
"In Hydra hac nostra, ac divinarum rerum vestigatione, quo magis disserendo definiendoque pugnatur, eo dubitationum capita numerosiora suboriuntur" (In this our Hydra, and the search into divine matters, the more the struggle rages by discussing...
Announcing Research Grants for the Year 2005 for Members of the Renaissance Society of America
The Renaissance Society of America will award ten grants for a total amount of $20,000 in the year 2005. The grants will be available to applicants in all fields. There are two series of grants: (1) RSA RESEARCH GRANTS (9) -- The Renaissance...
Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: Bodnar, Edward William and Clive Foss, eds. and trans. Later Travels. The I Tatti Renaissance Library 10. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2003. xxii + 459 pp. + 10 b/w pls. index. illus. map. bibl....
Counter-Reformation Versions of Saxo: A New Source for Hamlet?*
1. INTRODUCTION: SOURCES AND USES OF THE LEGEND Since the eighteenth century Shakespeare's critics have been aware that the Danish legend of Amleth (Hamlet) was available to Elizabethan writers in more than one form. (1) The earliest extant version...
Identity and Life Narratives of the Poor in Later Sixteenth-Century Tours*
Memoirs, livre de raison entries, and self-reflexive texts such as the essays of Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) or the semi-autobiographical novel of Helisenne de Crenne (ca. 1510-60?), Les Angoysses douloureuses qui procedent d'amours (1538), have...
The Venetian Patriciate in the Mediterranean: Legal Identity and Lineage in Fifteenth-Century Venetian Crete*
The fourteenth through sixteenth centuries were a time of profound transition in the political, economic, and social world of the eastern Mediterranean. The capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Empire in 1453 symbolized a much larger and more gradual...