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. 2, Summer

Arts and Minds: Scholarship on Early Modern Art History (Northern Europe)*
With the exception of a few notable artists--chiefly van Eyck, Durer, Bosch, and Bruegel--early modern art outside Italy received little attention as recently as a generation ago. To use a Dutch proverb, it "fell between stools": neither Italian Renaissance,...
"A Wonderfull Tryumfe, for the Wynnyng of a Pryse": Guilds, Ritual, Theater, and the Urban Network in the Southern Low Countries, Ca. 1450-1650*
1. INTRODUCTION On 4 August 1561 Richard Clough wrote one of his many letters from Antwerp to London to inform his master Sir Thomas Gresham, financial agent of and advisor to the English Crown, on local affairs. Clough notes that nothing had happened...
Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: Aretino, Pietro. Aretino's Dialogues. The Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library. Trans. Raymond Rosenthal. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. vii + 397 pp. chron. bibl. $60 (cl), $29.95 (pbk). ISBN: 0-8020-9004-4 (cl),...
Louis le Roy's Sympose De Platon and Three Other Renaissance Adaptions of Platonic Eros*
On 24 April 1558 Francois, Dauphin of France (1544-60) and Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-87) were married in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. (1) Among the gifts prepared for the newlyweds, one might at first blush seem rather peculiar--a French...
News from Negroponte: Politics, Popular Opinion, and Information Exchange in the First Decade of the Italian Press*
Ai Negroponte mio, che in tanto afano Te vedo in su la rocha esser percosso Nel quattrocento di setanta all'ano. (1) 1. INTRODUCTION Negroponte fell to the Turks on 12 July 1470. (2) The fortified city commanded the island of Euboea in the Aegean...