By Susan Forscher Weiss, Russell E. Murray Jr., Cynthia J. Cyrus
What have been the tools and academic philosophies of song academics within the center a while and the Renaissance? What did scholars learn? What have been the motivations of instructor and scholar? members to this quantity handle those subject matters and other—including gender, social prestige, and the position of the Church—to greater comprehend the identities of tune academics and scholars from 650 to 1650 in Western Europe. This quantity offers an expansive view of the beginnings of song pedagogy, and exhibits how the act of studying used to be embedded within the broader context of the early Western artwork track culture. (2011)
By Francis X. Connor (auth.)
By Colin Gibson
By Christopher Silvio Celenza
Renaissance Humanism and the Papal Curia bargains first a normal creation to the existence and paintings of Lapo da Castiglionchio. Then a facing-page translation of and remark on Lapo's complex treatise, De Curiae Commodis , are provided. those light up either the textual content itself in addition to Lapo's personal state of affairs and the humanistic period that De Curiae Commodis addresses. Born right into a kin of the feudal aristocracy in 1406, Lapo da Castiglionchio as an grownup was once a practitioner of the hot artwork of humanism. A scholar and buddy of famous humanist Francesco Filelfo, Lapo lengthy sought admittance to the robust circle on the Vatican's top. He failed in that target yet left us a rfile packed with helpful information about the workings, ambitions, and pursuits of the papal curia. within the yr he died, Lapo wrote the treatise De Curiae Commodis . This paintings is written elegantly, learnedly, and angrily. it's a human rfile alive with details for highbrow, social, and cultural historians. Christopher S. Celenza is Assistant Professor of heritage, Michigan nation college, and has been elected a Fellow of Harvard University's Renaissance examine heart in Florence, the Villa I Tatti, for the following educational yr (Sept. 1999-June 2000).
By J. W. Frederiks
By David Pong
The Opium Wars ushered in an period of in depth Western imperialism in China, at a time while the Ch'ing dynasty was once already in decline, forcing a small variety of chinese language officers to come back to the realisation that China needs to shield itself by way of adopting an analogous army expertise that had introduced it nationwide humiliation. Shen Pao-chen used to be one such respectable. forsaking the relaxation of his winning profession, Shen dedicated his existence to development China's first smooth naval dockyard and academy. His successes and screw ups shed new mild at the tale of China's efforts at modernization - a narrative that has no longer come to a end. As China engages in new rounds of monetary and business modernization within the post-Mao period, a lot of those concerns gather new meanings and value.
By Reuben Sánchez
This booklet analyzes the iconographic traditions of Jeremiah and of depression to teach how Donne, Herbert, and Milton each one models himself after the icons offered in Rembrandt's Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem , Sluter's sculpture of Jeremiah within the good of Moses, and Michelangelo's fresco of Jeremiah within the Sistine Chapel.
By Christopher Duffy
This vintage textual content is the 1st built-in survey of the phenomenon of siege battle in the course of its such a lot artistic interval. Duffy demonstrates the consequences of the castle for questions of army association, procedure, geography, legislation, architectural values, city lifestyles and symbolism and mind's eye. The e-book is easily illustrated, and may be a worthy better half for lovers of army and architectural heritage, in addition to the final medievalist.
By Francine Segan
“Shakespeare’s Kitchen not just finds, occasionally strangely, what humans have been consuming in Shakespeare’s time but additionally presents recipes that today’s chefs can simply re-create with on hand ingredients.”
—from the Foreword via Patrick O’Connell
Francine Segan introduces modern chefs to the meals of William Shakespeare’s international with recipes up-to-date from vintage 16th- and seventeenth-century cookbooks. Her easy-to-prepare variations shatter the parable that the Bard’s basic fare was once boiled mutton. in truth, Shakespeare and his contemporaries dined on salads of unpolluted herbs and greens; fish, poultry, and meats of every kind; and mild broths. Dried Plums with Wine and Ginger-Zest Crostini, iciness Salad with Raisin and Caper French dressing, and Lobster with Pistachio Stuffing and Seville Orange Butter are only the various scrumptious, fragrant, and beautiful dishes that might shock and enjoyment. Segan’s soft and cautious renditions of those recipes were completely verified to make sure no-fail, standout results.
The tantalizing Renaissance recipes in Shakespeare’s Kitchen are stronger with food-related prices from the Bard, pleasant morsels of culinary historical past, fascinating proof at the customs and social etiquette of Shakespeare’s time, and the texts of the unique recipes, whole with antiquated spellings and kooky instructions. Fifty colour pictures by way of award-winning foodstuff photographer Tim Turner span the centuries with either old-world and modern remedies. Patrick O’Connell offers an attractive Foreword to this safe to eat historical past from which foodstuff fanatics and Shakespeare fanatics alike will derive nourishment. wish whatever new for dinner? test whatever 400 years outdated.