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. 2, Summer

Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: d'Aubigne, Agrippa. Les Tragiques. Champion Classiques Serie "Litteratures" 4. Ed. Jean-Raymond Fanlo. Paris: Honore Champion Editeur, 2006. 1120 pp. index. append. illus. tbls. chron. bibl. [euro]25. ISBN: 2-7453-1475-0....
Civility, Comportment, and the Anatomy Theater: Girolamo Fabrici and His Medical Students in Renaissance Padua
1. INTRODUCTION Between January and April 1590, a transalpine student in Padua wrote to the Riformatori dello studio, a group of two to four magistrates appointed by the Venetian Senate to oversee the activities of the university. In his letter,...
Concepts of Childhood: What We Know and Where We Might Go
1. INTRODUCTION The history of the history of childhood begins, as everyone knows, with Philippe Aries, whose Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life--an evocative mistranslation of the original title, L'Enfant et la vie familiale...
"No Quyckar Merchaundyce Than Lybrary Bokes": John Bale's Commodification of Manuscript Culture
In July 1560, Matthew Parker (1504-75), Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote to John Bale seeking information regarding any "bokes of Antiquitie, not printed" that Bale may have had in his possession. (1) Bale replied that "havock" had been made of his...
Opening the Queen's Closet: Henrietta Maria, Elizabeth Cromwell, and the Politics of Cookery
1. INTRODUCTION A painting by Dutch artist Gerrit Houckgeest, dated 1635, shows Charles I (1600-49), Queen Henrietta Maria, and young Prince Charles dining in a spacious banqueting hall, with black marble pillars and a carved wood mantlepiece on...