By T. Corns, D. Loewenstein
One of the radical sects which flourished through the tumultuous years of the English Revolution, the early Quakers have been quite conscious of the facility of the written be aware to advertise their prophetic visions?and unorthodox beliefs.
This number of new essays by way of literary students and historians appears on the variety of seventeenth-century Quaker writing, reading its rhetoric, its polemical thoughts, its practical use of the print medium, and the heroism and vehemence of its global imaginative and prescient.
By Marguerite Yourcenar
En créant le personnage de Zénon, alchimiste et médecin du XVIe siècle, Marguerite Yourcenar, l'auteur de Mémoires d'Hadrien, ne raconte pas seulement le destin tragique d'un homme extraordinaire. C'est toute une époque qui revit dans son infinie richesse, comme aussi dans son âcre et brutale réalité ; un monde contrasté où s'affrontent le Moyen Âge et los angeles Renaissance, et où pointent déjà les temps modernes, monde dont Zénon est issu, mais dont peu à peu cet homme libre se dégage, et qui pour cette raison même finira par le broyer.
By Niccolò Machiavelli; A. Capata (ed.)
Il principe: Introduzione di Nino Borsellino
Dell’arte della guerra: A cura di Alessandro Capata
Scritto nel 1513, in un momento di grande tensione esistenziale e intellettuale, il trattato De Principatibus (Il Principe) resta l’opera di Machiavelli più immediatamente coinvolta nella crisi politica dell’Italia rinascimentale. Sebbene frutto di un preciso momento storico, il testo si caratterizza in keeping with una durevole e universalmente riconosciuta modernità, e le analisi di Machiavelli si rivelano ancora oggi uno strumento di confronto e di riferimento politico imprescindibile. in step with l’Arte della guerra, nel 1520, l’autore sceglierà una diversa forma di espressione letteraria: il dialogo. Caro alla filosofia, il dialogo si fa – con Machiavelli – vettore di esplicite e incisive dissertazioni politiche. los angeles voce, ingenua e sapiente, dei protagonisti si rivela, anche in questo caso, una scelta efficace, che costringe l’uomo a una riflessione su se stesso, allora come oggi.
«Uno principe pertanto debbe consigliarsi sempre, ma quando lui vuole e non quando altri vuole: anzi debbe tòrre animo a ciascuno di consigliarlo di alcuna cosa, se non gliene domanda; ma lui debbe bene essere largo domandatore, e di poi, circa alle cose domandate, paziente auditore del vero: anzi, intendendo che alcuno in step with alcuno rispetto non gliele dica, turbarsene.»
(Firenze 1469-1527) è considerato, con Leonardo da Vinci, il tipico esempio di uomo rinascimentale: innovatore ma studioso del passato da cui sa trarre validi insegnamenti, libero nel pensiero che spazia oltre i confini del suo pace e abbraccia los angeles storia con una visione non particolaristica. Fu Segretario della Repubblica fiorentina dal 1498 al 1512, fino alla restaurazione della Signoria dei Medici. Dopo l’esonero dagli incarichi di Stato, scrisse le sue opere maggiori, politiche e letterarie. Di Machiavelli l. a. Newton Compton ha pubblicato Mandragola - Clizia - Andria, Il Principe – Dell’arte della guerra e il quantity unico Tutte le opere storiche, politiche e letterarie.
By Warren Chernaik
The pursuit of sexual freedom and its political, philosophical and functional implications are the topics of this wide-ranging new examine of seventeenth-century literature. the writer examines the writers of the later 17th century of their historic context, and focuses rather on what occurs whilst girls, in addition to males, wish sexual freedom. In a examine of the writings of the Earl of Rochester, infamous for his or her sexual candor, and of Aphra Behn, so much arguable lady of her day, the writer explores the tensions inherent within the ideology of person liberty within the behavior of sexual relatives inside and out marriage.
By Jacob Burckhardt
Jacob Burckhardt was once born in 1818 in Basel, Switzerland. He studied historical past on the collage of Berlin and taught artwork background and the Italian Renaissance in Berlin and Basel. His essay, as he known as The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, used to be first released in 1860. wealthy in its precise account of the humanities, models, manners, and considered the most cutting edge eras in human historical past, this extraordinary landscape of Renaissance lifestyles can also be a radical exam of the character of civilization and of our position inside it. Burckhardt's encyclopedic wisdom, his mastery of fashion, and his genius for synthesis make this one of many few classics of historical past and the prototype for cultural historical past. Burckhardt's The Age of Constantine the Great and Cicerone have been released in his lifetime, and The historical past of Greek Civilization and Reflections on international History after his dying in 1897.
By M. Mostert (ed.)
This quantity will function a textbook for learning this box, and as an advent to present study. it truly is written in obtainable language for non-specialists. the amount has 3 sections: introductions via of the best exponents all over the world: Michael Clanchy and Marco Mostert; a sequence of essays through individuals of the Utrecht ‘Pionierproject’ which examine writing and written tradition opposed to the history of all varieties of verbal exchange to be had to a given medieval society, either in western and east-central Europe; and a complete bibliography at the topic, comprising 1500 titles as a way to function a basic starting-point for paintings during this box.
By Erica Benner
Why did Machiavelli write the Prince - and why did spiritual and political experts locate it so threatening? years on, this publication attempts to reply to those questions.
In the 1st specific, chapter-by-chapter studying of the Prince in any language, Erica Benner exhibits that the ebook is a masterpiece of ironic writing. Machiavelli's kind is intentionally ambiguous: he usually turns out to assert something, yet provides readers clues that time towards a truly diversified message. past its 'Machiavellian' floor, the Prince has a shockingly ethical function. It teaches readers how one can realize hidden hazards in political behavior that in basic terms appears to be like nice or praiseworthy - and to distrust can provide of simple options to political problems.
This hugely attractive new interpretation is helping readers to work out past the Prince's misleading first appearances. Benner units out Machiavelli's major ironic strategies on the outset, specifically his coded use of phrases to sign compliment or blame. as soon as readers familiarize yourself with those codes, they'll locate it more straightforward to understand the Prince's surreptitiously pro-republican message - and its robust critique of charismatic one-man rule and imperial politics.
By C. Neal Tate
In those volumes, 310 alphabetically prepared articles variety in size from 500 to 3,500 phrases and canopy 198 areas (''including each self sufficient country and a number of other territories'') in addition to overseas courts, supranational associations, thoughts vital to knowing political association and human rights, and key people who have had optimistic and damaging affects at the evolution of electorate' rights and duties. state entries describe the method of presidency and the political evolution, with emphasis at the 20th century and on concerns regarding the connection among executive and citizen. each one signed article concludes with a bibliography. The credentials of the authors (mostly academicians) are supplied within the listing of participants. Sidebars and black-and-white maps and illustrations get a divorce the textual content. Same-page definitions within the margins of phrases (such as ethnic detoxing, guerrilla, and republic make the knowledge extra understandable, as does the word list, that's repeated on the finish of every quantity. furthermore, each one quantity contains a cumulative index and a thematic define of subject matters in order that clients can simply find info on correct individuals, files, felony matters, and ideas, in addition to country-specific information and heritage, and lecturers can plan correlated assignments. one other precious characteristic is the filmography, that's prepared via nation. Entries are complemented via volume-specific decisions of fundamental files (for instance, Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen issues, and conference of the Rights of the Child).