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. 60, No. 4, Winter

Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS Bonarelli, Guidubaldo. Phyllis of Scyros. Ed. and trans. Nicolas J. Perella. New York: Italica Press, 2007. xxviii + 304 pp. bibl. $25. ISBN: 978-0-934977-61-6. Bruno, Giordano. De la causa, principio et eno/Uber die...
"If I Could Write": Margherita Datini and Letter Writing, 1385-1410
1. INTRODUCTION In Avignon in 1376, Margherita Bandini, a sixteen-year-old Florentine, married Francesco Datini, aged forty-one. (1) Margherita came from an elite family of Florentine political refugees. Francesco, a native of Prato, was a self-made...
Marking Time: Astrology, Almanacs, and English Protestantism
1. INTRODUCTION C. John Sommerville argues in The Secularization of Early Modern England that early modern Protestantism inadvertently allowed for a greater secularization of English culture by making religion more a matter of internal belief than...
Music as Erotic Magic in a Renaissance Romance
1. INTRODUCTION In sixteenth-century France, few books were read so avidly as the series of two dozen novels known collectively as Amadis de Gaule. Yet although it was a roaring success at court, Amadis was scorned by many humanists, who condemned...
Patrician Sages and the Humanist Cynic: Francesco Filelfo and the Ethics of World Citizenship
1. INTRODUCTION In the Laudatio Florentine urbis of 1404, the humanist Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444) speaks of Florence as the most cosmopolitan of cities, using terms that glorify and idealize a city that was an adopted home for him and many other...
The Renaissance Society of America Financial Statements and Supplementary Information: December 31, 2006 and 2005
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...