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. 58, No. 4, Winter

Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: Barker, Roberta, ed. Common Conditions [?1576]. The Malone Society Reprints 168. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Reprint. xxx + 56 pp. append. illus. $49.95. ISBN: 0-19-729044-2. Bathe, William....
Changing One's Mind: Transformations in Reformation History from a Germanist's Perspective*
This is a memoir and a reflection; it is not a true bibliographical essay even though I shall give examples of works that establish or exemplify an important trend. (1) Whereas in the past we avoided the use of first-person-singular pronouns, this...
Male/female, Italy/Flanders, Michelangelo/Vittoria Colonna
Flemish painting, slowly answered the painter, will satisfy, generally, Signora, a devout person more than any painting from Italy, which will never cause him to shed a tear, whereas that of Flanders will cause him to shed many; and that not...
Maximilian I as Archeologist*
For Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg (1459-1519) as for other Renaissance archeologists it was very often not solid knowledge but illusions and error that fired the imagination, overturned received ideas, and initiated critical thinking about the past....
Spenser, Homer, and the Mythography of Strife*
Preparing to narrate his "chronicle of Briton kings" at the beginning of book 2, canto 10 of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser (1552?-99) asks his muse to assist him in launching an "[a]rgument worthy of Maeonian quill." Strange as it is that Spenser...
The Renaissance Society of America Financial Statements and Supplementary Information: December 31, 2004 and 2003
William Bregman Certified Public Accountant 575 Lexington Avenue, Suite 410 New York, NY 10022 212-572-9626 REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Members of the Executive Board And Advisory Council The Renaissance Society...