By Guido Ruggiero
Using the files of a number of Venetian courts that handled intercourse crimes, Ruggiero lines the evolution of either licit and illicit sexuality through the fourteenth and 15th centuries. via this exam of illicit sexuality, Ruggiero sheds mild at the associations, languages, social lifestyles, and values not just of this shadow-culture, but in addition of Venetian society and, finally, the Renaissance itself.
By Vesa Hirvonen
This learn is not just the 1st wide research of passions or feelings in William Ockham's (c. 1285-1347) psychology, it additionally includes a specified research of Ockham's little-known two-souls anthropology. The examine indicates how Ockham diverged from the conventional opinion of feelings in arguing that there have been feelings within the will, not just within the reduce a part of the soul. due to his new thought of the mind and the need, Ockham believed that definite phenomena of the need have been subjective reactions to occurrent phenomena and will consequently be taken care of as feelings. The publication additionally discusses Ockham's method of the conventional differences among amicable love and short of love, and delight and use, and to a couple different classical topics.
By Patrick Gray, John D. Cox
Written by means of a extraordinary overseas workforce of members, this quantity explores Shakespeare's brilliant depictions of ethical deliberation and person selection in mild of Renaissance debates approximately ethics. interpreting the highbrow context of Shakespeare's performs, the essays remove darkness from Shakespeare's engagement with the main urgent ethical questions of his time, contemplating the competing claims of politics, Christian ethics and classical ethical philosophy, in addition to new views on arguable issues similar to moral sense, prayer, revenge and suicide. Shakespeare's responses to rising faculties of inspiration similar to Calvinism and Epicureanism, and assessing comparisons among Shakespeare and his French modern Montaigne, the gathering addresses questions resembling: while does laughter develop into merciless? How does kind mirror ethical viewpoint? Does disgrace result in self-awareness? This ebook is of serious curiosity to students and scholars of Shakespeare reports, Renaissance experiences and the background of ethics.
By Denis C. Twitchett, Frederick W. Mote
Volumes Seven and 8 of The Cambridge historical past of China are dedicated to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), delivering the biggest and so much designated account in any language. Summarizing all glossy learn, quantity 8 bargains designated stories of governmental constitution, the monetary and criminal platforms, diplomacy, social and monetary heritage, transportation networks, and the historical past of principles and faith. even if written by way of experts, those volumes intend to provide an explanation for and describe the Ming interval to common readers and not using a really expert wisdom of chinese language heritage, in addition to students and scholars.
By Guven Witteveen
This booklet tells the tale of a citizen team during the instance and result of their participation in neighborhood civic lifestyles. The e-book attracts realization to the advanced stipulations less than which civic participation may possibly be triumphant. the tale is set the members and enterprises within the neighborhood eastern city of Takefu, yet those occasions also are positioned within the context of the encircling jap Sea area of west Japan and the broader currents of the japanese geographical region on the time. additionally inlcludes maps.
By Heinz Dürr (auth.)
By Desiree Hellegers
In Handmaid to Divinity, Desiree Hellegers establishes seventeenth-century poetry as a serious source for knowing the debates approximately normal philosophy, astronomy, and drugs throughout the medical Revolution. Hellegers offers vital insights into seventeenth-century responses to the emergent discourses of western technology and into the cultural roots of the present environmental crisis.
Drawing on fresh cultural and feminist opinions of technological know-how, Hellegers bargains finely nuanced readings of John Donne’s Anniversaries, John Milton’s Paradise misplaced, and Anne Finch’s The Spleen.
By Frédérique Aït-Touati
In today’s academe, the fields of technological know-how and literature are thought of unconnected, one hoping on uncooked information and truth, the opposite concentrating on fiction. in the course of the interval among the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, even if, the 2 fields weren't so precise. simply because the typical philosophers of the period have been getting to know in and adopting from literature new innovations and strategies for his or her discourse, so too have been poets and storytellers discovering thought in usual philosophy, rather in astronomy. A paintings that speaks to the heritage of technology and literary experiences, Fictions of the Cosmos explores the evolving dating that ensued among fiction and astronomical authority. via studying writings of Kepler, Godwin, Hooke, Cyrano, Cavendish, Fontenelle, and others, Fr?d?rique A?t-Touati indicates that it was once during the telling of stories—such as via money owed of celestial journeys—that the Copernican speculation, for instance, came upon an ontological weight that its geometric versions didn't offer. A?t-Touati attracts from either cosmological treatises and fictions of commute and data, in addition to own correspondences, drawings, and tools, to stress the a number of borrowings among medical and literary discourses. This quantity sheds new mild at the practices of clinical invention, experimentation, and speculation formation by means of situating them based on their fictional or authentic tendencies.
By Girolamo Cardano
By Stephen Deng
This book posits that cash and their (especially literary) representations have been inextricably sure with a number of key elements for English nation formation in the interval. After surveying quite a few definitions and histories of the “state” in the first bankruptcy, this booklet identifies 5 significant dimensions of nation formation which correspond to the 5 chapters of the ebook: centralized institutional advancements; the bounds and quantity of country and monarchical authority in keeping with customized, cause and traditional legislation; the improvement and growth of a felony framework, particularly statute legislation, for ethical law and upholding of country prerogatives; the political theology of nation obvious specially within the air of mystery of kingship; and the territorial obstacles of nation authority, together with their effect on intra-state kinfolk. lots of the chapters marry a component of coinage and a literary textual content (or set of texts) to 1 of the major components in English country formation.