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The greatly augmented and extremely popular 1521 ediion of Folengo’s Macaronic Works features many extras: angry letters, highly laudatory letters, an accusation of text theft, a revealing dialogue and more
Ann E Mullaney deposited Macaronic Publishing 1521: Five Letters by Teofilo Folengo, Alessandro Paganin and Federcio Gonzaga in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 3 days ago
A letter from Folengo’s pseudonym-personality, Merlin, to the printer Paganini, claiming that he does not want to relinquish his own copy for publication; a response from Paganini telling him that he got a copy of the text from Federico Gonzaga (accompanied by the letter Gonzaga sent to Paganini, 1520); a letter to the reader from Paganini, and a…[Read more]
A comparison of all the marginal glosses from the epic poemn Baldus by Teofilo Folengo in the 1517 Paganini edition and in the 1520 reprint by Cesare Arrivabene: side by side comparison and translation into English
Ann E Mullaney deposited MERLINI COCAI POETAE MANTUANI LIBER MACARONICES LIBRI XVII NON ANTE IMPRESSI. (Seventeen Macaronic Books by Merlin Cocaio, Mantuan Poet, not previously published.) in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 4 days ago
The first edition of the Macaronic works of Teofilo Folengo (called Paganini/ P after the publisher) is a beautiful work printed in graceful Italic font, 27 lines per page, with explanatory and humorous glosses in the margins.
In 1517 Teofilo Folengo published an epic poem under the name Merlin. Another Folengo pseudonym (or heteronym) wrote a wildly creative account of the dicovery of this text and praise for the author.
William Muggins, an impoverished but highly literate weaver-poet, lived and wrote in London at the turn of the seventeenth century, when few of his contemporaries could even read. A Weaver-Poet and the Plague’s microhistorical approach uses Muggins’s life and writing, in which he articulates a radical vision of a commonwealth founded on labor and…[Read more]
This essay argues that Thomas Tusser’s popular book of georgic verse, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, offered a counter to developments in courtly poetry under Elizabeth I. Critics have long disparaged Tusser’s poetry as naïvely rustic, but Tusser was not an uneducated peasant who happened to pick up enough literacy to pen a book of poem…[Read more]
Marie Tanner deposited April 2021 Renaissance Quarterly review of “Sublime Truth and the Senses Titian’s Poesie for King Philip II of Spain” in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
“Tanner weaves a compelling scholarly narrative, spellbinding in its encyclopedic circumference….her text provides comprehensive historical and ideological context to comprehend the paintings as they would have been understood by their highly educated sixteenth-century patron and Renaissance humanist viewers.” Renaissance Quarterly, Volume…[Read more]
Cristina León Alfar deposited Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
*Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies,* Edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood, Routledge 2021, The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions. “Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne tells the story of Mistress Bourne’s petition for divorce, its resolution, and her ongoing di…[Read more]
The publication of my book, Sublime Truth and the Senses: Titian’s Poesie for King Philip II of Spain, ( Harvey Miller: 2019), with a new reading of the heightened meaning of ecstatic imagery for the Hapsburg court, coincides with the exhibition of Titian’s magnificent mythological paintings that are reassembled for the first time since 1704 a…[Read more]
Jeremy Fradkin deposited Protestant Unity and Anti-Catholicism: The Irenicism and Philo-Semitism of John Dury in Context in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This article examines the religious and political worldview of the Scottish minister John Dury during the English Revolution of the mid-seventeenth century. It argues that Dury’s activities as an irenicist and philo-semite must be understood as interrelated aspects of an expansionist Protestant cause that included Britain, Ireland, continental…[Read more]
By taking water as a viewpoint, this dissertation reveals that the urban communities of seventeenth-century Holland were highly subsidiary in nature. Individual townspeople, men and women alike, knew how to fend for themselves, incidentally having recourse to other inhabitants, businessmen, corporations or magistrates. Together, they constituted a…[Read more]
This file contains an overview of the early adopters of the Neo-Latin term dialectus, together with sample passages in which the term features as well as information on the publication data of the works in which the term appears. The overview also offers information on the social, geographical, and scholarly background of the early adopters.
We schrijven Brussel. 6 januari 1504. De Rotterdamse humanist Desiderius Erasmus staat op het spreekgestoelte en heeft zojuist de lof van de Bourgondische prins Filips de Schone (1478–1506) gezongen. In het Latijn, natuurlijk: dat was toen de cultuurtaal bij uitstek. Maar Erasmus heeft nog een toemaatje voor Filips in petto: hij rondt zijn l…[Read more]
Raf Van Rooy deposited Nota’s nemen in 16de-eeuws Leuven: Een database van tekstboeken uit het Drietalencollege in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
De afgelopen twintig jaar heeft het onderzoek naar (studenten)notities in vroegmoderne tekstedities een enorme groei gekend. Hoewel deze recente studies tot belangrijke inzichten in de lespraktijk hebben geleid, blijven het vaak ad hoc-analyses die (1) diepgaandere implicaties over het studieobject achterwege laten en (2) een traditionele…[Read more]
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