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Renaissance Society of America

Works: 125 works in 339 publications in 2 languages and 13,666 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other, sht
Classifications: CB361, 940.21005
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Renaissance quarterly by Renaissance Society of America( )

in English and held by 4,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conceived and produced in association with the Renaissance society of America, this work presents a panoramic view of the cultural movement and the period of history beginning in Italy from approximately 1350, broadening geographically to include the rest of Europe by the middle-to-late-15th century, and ending in the early 17th century. Each of the nearly 1,200 entries provides a learned and succinct account suitable for inquiring readers at several levels. These readable essays covering the arts and letters, in addition to everyday life, will be appreciated by general readers and high-school students. The thoughtful analyses will enlighten college students and delight scholars. A selective bibliography of primary and secondary sources for further study follows each article."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Josquin des Prez : proceedings of the International Josquin Festival-Conference held at the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center in New York City, 21-25 June 1971 by Edward E Lowinsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance news( )

in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance news( )

in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser newsletter( )

in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the donation of Constantine by Lorenzo Valla( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Multiple languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Donation of Constantine is the most famous forgery in European history. Written in the eighth century, it was allegedly a fourth-century document by which the Emperor Constantine the Great gave extensive privileges and property to Pope Sylvester I. This document was accepted as genuine for seven centuries and was cited by at least ten popes in contentions for the recognition of papal control. Lorenzo Valla's 1440 treatise established the Donation of Constantine was forged, and made him a pioneer of modern historical criticism. The reprint is of the 1922 edition of Valla's treatise and presents the Latin text and English translation of it and the forged donation document on facing pages
Dragmalogia de eligibili vite genere by Giovanni( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice : a documentary history, 1450-1630( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authority and government - Law, order and social policy - Public and private wealth - Religion - Social orders - Charity and the poor - Foreigners - Cultural life - Learning and literature - Book-publishing - Entertainment - Visual arts - Criticism of the Scuole (scuola) Grandi, the Scuola Grande della Misericordiai_____________
Reading and literacy in the Middle Ages and Renaissance( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not surprising that the development of the internet and related electronic technologies has coincided with an academic interest in the history of reading. Using and transmitting texts in new ways, scholars have become increasingly aware of the precise ways in which manuscripts and printed books transmitted texts to early modern readers. This volume collects nine essays on reading and literacy in Europe from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Topics include: the function of marginalia in vernacular medieval manuscripts; the trope of reading in the fourteenth century; the definition of literacy in early modern England; marginalia and reading practices in early modern Italy; revision of medieval texts in the Renaissance; the prevalence of translated French poetry in sixteenth-century England; the use of poems as props in the plays of Shakespeare; the private reading of the playscripts of masques; and early-modern women's reading practices. These essays demonstrate the energy and excitement of the rapidly developing field of the history of reading. They will appeal to those interested in European cultural history, the transition from manuscript to print culture, the history of literacy, and the history of the book
On assistance to the poor by Juan Luis Vives( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I wish we were able to eliminate poverty completely in this city.' Those words echo a sentiment that could have been written yesterday, but represent the feelings of Juan Luis Vives, a Spanish humanist living in Bruges in 1526. The urban problems of sixteenth-century Bruges seem very familiar to the modern reader: poverty, overcrowding, crime, the problems of the mentally ill, and the issue of the responsibility of government for the care of the poor. Published in 1526, On Assistance to the Poor was Vives's effort to bring forward these questions to the City Council of Bruges, and have them addressed by local government. His distinctive development of a single integrated system out of the several practices already in use in Northern Europe presaged the English Poor Laws of 1601 and later laws in the New World." "This edition, originally published in 1971 with an introduction, translation, and commentary by Alice Tobriner, is a valuable primary source in Renaissance social history."--Jacket
The Italian Renaissance by Werner L Gundersheimer( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ash Wednesday supper by Giordano Bruno( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habits of thought in the English Renaissance : religion, politics, and the dominant culture by Debora K Shuger( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and economic action by Kurt Samuelsson( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The society of Renaissance Florence : a documentary study by Gene A Brucker( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More's Utopia by Dominic Baker-Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Utopia has a strong claim to be the most misunderstood book ever written: its flame has been hijacked by countless idealistic schemes having little in common with More's own assessment of social possibilities. For although it contributes to a line of argument that can be traced from Plato to Marx, Utopia is first and foremost a literary work that appeals to the imagination and seeks to question us rather than to proffer answers." "This study prepares the reader for these challenges, placing the work in the context of early sixteenth-century Europe and the intellectual preoccupations of More's own humanist circle, and clarifying those sources in classical and Christian political thought that provoked his writing." "Utopia is presented as a reflection on political idealism, one that has lost none of its relevance in an age that has witnessed the collapse of Marxist aspirations to social control. Dominic Baker-Smith also surveys the varied critical reception accorded to Utopia over the last four centuries, providing a look at Utopia's role in cultural history."--Jacket
Vittorino da Feltre and other humanist educators by William Harrison Woodward( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social world of the Florentine humanists, 1390-1460 by Lauro Martines( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1963, this groundbreaking study provides a detailed picture of the social structure of Florence in the Quattrocento. Martines's work influenced a generation of scholars and illuminated a complex and multifaceted world
Renaissance news & notes by Renaissance Society of America( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
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On the donation of ConstantineVenice : a documentary history, 1450-1630Reading and literacy in the Middle Ages and RenaissanceOn assistance to the poorThe Italian RenaissanceThe Ash Wednesday supperHabits of thought in the English Renaissance : religion, politics, and the dominant cultureReligion and economic action