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03-04-09 Notes - Role of Women in Court Society Humanism...

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Renaissance Philosophy and Literature The Cultural Emphasis on Human Activity Borrowing from Ancient Literature, A New Culture? Jacob Burckhardt’s Interpretation of the Renaissance (1860) Humanism and Individualism 1. Literary Trends and the New Humanism Petrarch (1304-1374); Defining a New Role for Writers Poetry and the “Man of Letters,” Passion for Laura Fascination with Ancient Writers, Writing and Immortality Boccaccio (1313-1375) and Vernacular Prose The Decameron (c. 1350), Response to Plague, Affirming Life, Naturalism and Human Desires Castiglione (1478-1529) and Conceptions of Ideal Behavior The Book of the Courtier (1528), How to Be Civilized? Worldly Success and Reputation,
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Unformatted text preview: Role of Women in Court Society Humanism and Platonism 2. Philosophical trends and Belief in Human Accomplishments Anti-Scholasticism and Classical Revival, Platonic Academy Ficino (1433-1499), Linking Christianity and Platonism Theologia Platonica Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494), Linguistic Genius Optimism about Human Knowledge Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486) 3. Historical writing Lorenzo Valla (1407-1457), Concern with Original Sources Donation of Constantine , Proof of Forgery Guicciardini (1483-1540), Concern with Power and Liberty Histories of Florence and Italy, What do People Really Do? Breaking with the Medieval World...
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