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Essays on the Renaissance and the Classical Tradition 9780860782728

Essays on the Renaissance and the Classical Tradition

ISBN-10: 0860782727
ISBN-13: 9780860782728
PUBLISHER: Ashgate Publishing Company
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Product Description: Professor Trapp's concern in these articles is with the impact of the 'Classical Tradition' on European culture, particularly during the 15th-16th centuries. The first articles share a preoccupation with what might be called a learned credulity - a Renaissance romantic notion of comparative philology, and a Renaissance romantic desire to associate itself with every last vestige of antique custom, literature or remains. The studies on Ovid's tomb and Virgil's grave reveal clearly the powerful hold such matters had on the minds and imaginations of generations of scholars. The following section focuses more specifically on Tudor humanism, notably the figures of Thomas More and John Colet, and demonstrates the significance of the culture of the ancient world at a formative period for modern European civilisation.Au cours d'études, le Professeur Trapp s'intéresse à l'impact de la tradition classique sur la culture européenne, en particulier aux XVe et XVIe siècles. Les premiers articles ont en commun une préoccupation pour ce que l'on pourrait qualifier de crédulitié érudite - une notion de philologie comparative romanitque et un désir romanitque qu'avait la Renaissance de s'associer à tous les derniers vestiges de la coutume, de la litérature ou des restes antiques. Les études du tombeau d'Ovide et du sépulchre de Virgile rélèvent clairement la puissante emprise qu'avaient detels sujets sur l'esprit et l'imagination de nombreuses générations d'érudits. La section suivante s'attache plus spécifquement à l'humanisme de l'époque Tudor, notamment aux personnages de Thomas Moore et de John Colet, et indique l'importance de la culture de l'ancien monde au cours d'une période formative quant àla civilisation européenne moderne.

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