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. 59, No. 3, Fall

Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: Andrewes, Lancelot. Selected Sermons and Lectures. Ed. Peter McCullough. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. lx + 491 pp. index. append. chron. bibl. $175. ISBN: 0-19-818774-2. Bellori, Giovan Pietro. The Lives of...
Homer for the Court of Francois I
1. INTRODUCTION Hugues Salel (1503-53), courtier, cleric, and poet, wrote averse translation of the first ten books of the Iliad that appeared in Paris in 1545 as a carefully produced small folio volume with eleven fine new woodcut illustrations....
Penelope's Web: Francesco Primaticcio's Epic Revision at Fontainebleau
When Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549), sister of King Francis I (1494-1547), visited the royal chateau of Fontainebleau in 1542, she remarked that the absence of the king during her stay dulled the charm of her experience: "because to see your buildings...
"Plain Broad Narratives of Substantial Facts": Credibility, Narrative, and Hakluyt's Principall Navigations
1. INTRODUCTION When J. A. Froude attacked the narrative style of Richard Hakluyt's Principall Navigations of the English Nation (1589) in his 1852 review of the Hakluyt Society's first three publications, Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh (1861-1922)...
Recent Trends in the Study of Christianity in Sixteenth-Century Europe
1. INTRODUCTION When the Executive Board of The Renaissance Society of America asked me to organize the Trends panel for the Society's 2005 conference, they also suggested that its theme should be religion. To keep this theme as broad and flexible...