A Renaissance of Violence

A Renaissance of Violence

violence should resist ascribing too much agency or putting too much emphasis on fluid, unstable and often fluctuating notions such as honour. They should, he argues, look alongside moral and behavioural codes to determine the ...

Author: Colin Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108498067

Category: History

Page: 261

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This in-depth analysis of homicide patterns in seventeenth-century Italy explores the social contexts behind a sharp rise in interpersonal violence.
Categories: History

Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe

Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe

This volume presents a range of contributions that look at various aspects of violence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from student violence and misbehaviour in fifteenth-century Oxford and Paris to the depiction of war ...

Author: Dr Jonathan Davies

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472402226

Category: History

Page: 285

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Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period is particularly ripe for further investigation because of the pervasiveness of violence. Certain countries may have witnessed a drop in the number of recorded homicides during this period, yet homicide is not the only marker of a violent society. This volume presents a range of contributions that look at various aspects of violence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from student violence and misbehaviour in fifteenth-century Oxford and Paris to the depiction of war wounds in the English civil wars. The book is divided into three sections, each clustering chapters around the topics of interpersonal and ritual violence, war, and justice and the law. Informed by the disciplines of anthropology, criminology, the history of art, literary studies, and sociology, as well as history, the contributors examine all forms of violence including manslaughter, assault, rape, riots, war and justice. Previous studies have tended to emphasise long-term trends in violent behaviour but one must always be attentive to the specificity of violence and these essays reveal what it meant in particular places and at particular times.
Categories: History

Art and Violence in Early Renaissance Florence

Art and Violence in Early Renaissance Florence

It emerged in the work of artists such as Piero di Cosimo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, and the young Michelangelo.

Author: Scott Nethersole

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300233513

Category: Art

Page: 320

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This study is the first to examine the relationship between art and violence in 15th-century Florence, exposing the underbelly of a period more often celebrated for enlightened and progressive ideas. Renaissance Florentines were constantly subjected to the sight of violence, whether in carefully staged rituals of execution or images of the suffering inflicted on Christ. There was nothing new in this culture of pain, unlike the aesthetic of violence that developed towards the end of the 15th century. It emerged in the work of artists such as Piero di Cosimo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, and the young Michelangelo. Inspired by the art of antiquity, they painted, engraved, and sculpted images of deadly battles, ultimately normalizing representations of brutal violence. Drawing on work in social and literary history, as well as art history, Scott Nethersole sheds light on the relationship between these Renaissance images, violence, and ideas of artistic invention and authorship.
Categories: Art

The Renaissance Discovery of Violence from Boccaccio to Shakespeare

The Renaissance Discovery of Violence  from Boccaccio to Shakespeare

If you train a telescope ( a Renaissance invention on the heavens , you will discover objects that you could not see ... Surely Renaissance writers thus participated in changing violence while discovering it , playing a role in what is ...

Author: Robert Appelbaum

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781839981487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Many have wondered why the works of Shakespeare and other early modern writers are so filled with violence, with murder and mayhem. This work explains how and why, putting the literature of the European Renaissance in the context of the history of violence. Personal violence was on the decline in Europe beginning in the fifteenth century, but warfare became much deadlier and the stakes of war became much higher as the new nation-states vied for hegemony and the New World became a target of a shattering invasion. There are times when Renaissance writers seem to celebrate violence, but more commonly they anatomized it and were inclined to focus on victims as well as warriors on the horrors of violence as well as the need for force to protect national security and justice. In Renaissance writing, violence has lost its innocence.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe

Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe

Gundersheimer, Werner L., Ferrara: The Style of a Renaissance Despotism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973). Gurr, Ted, 'Historical Trends in Violent Crime: A Critical Review Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe 242.

Author: Jonathan Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317178064

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 873

Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period is particularly ripe for further investigation because of the pervasiveness of violence. Certain countries may have witnessed a drop in the number of recorded homicides during this period, yet homicide is not the only marker of a violent society. This volume presents a range of contributions that look at various aspects of violence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, from student violence and misbehaviour in fifteenth-century Oxford and Paris to the depiction of war wounds in the English civil wars. The book is divided into three sections, each clustering chapters around the topics of interpersonal and ritual violence, war, and justice and the law. Informed by the disciplines of anthropology, criminology, the history of art, literary studies, and sociology, as well as history, the contributors examine all forms of violence including manslaughter, assault, rape, riots, war and justice. Previous studies have tended to emphasise long-term trends in violent behaviour but one must always be attentive to the specificity of violence and these essays reveal what it meant in particular places and at particular times.
Categories: History

Art and Violence in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Art and Violence in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

This collection of essays explores the intersection of art and violence in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Author: Robert G. Sullivan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527560198

Category: Art, Medieval

Page: 225

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This collection of essays explores the intersection of art and violence in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It will appeal primarily to students and scholars in the fields of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and will also be of interest to readers with an interest in medieval and early modern art history.
Categories: Art, Medieval

Knots or the Violence of Desire in Renaissance Florence

Knots  or the Violence of Desire in Renaissance Florence

In this innovative cultural history, hair is the portal through which Emanuele Lugli accesses the cultural production of Lorenzo il Magnifico’s Florence.

Author: Emanuele Lugli

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226822525

Category: Art

Page: 337

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An interdisciplinary study of hair through the art, philosophy, and science of fifteenth-century Florence. In this innovative cultural history, hair is the portal through which Emanuele Lugli accesses the cultural production of Lorenzo il Magnifico’s Florence. Lugli reflects on the ways writers, doctors, and artists expressed religious prejudices, health beliefs, and gender and class subjugation through alluring works of art, in medical and political writings, and in poetry. He considers what may have compelled Sandro Botticelli, the young Leonardo da Vinci, and dozens of their contemporaries to obsess over braids, knots, and hairdos by examining their engagement with scientific, philosophical, and theological practices. By studying hundreds of fifteenth-century documents that engage with hair, Lugli foregrounds hair’s association to death and gathers insights about human life at a time when Renaissance thinkers redefined what it meant to be human and to be alive. Lugli uncovers overlooked perceptions of hair when it came to be identified as a potential vector for liberating culture, and he corrects a centuries-old prejudice that sees hair as a trivial subject, relegated to passing fashion or the decorative. He shows hair, instead, to be at the heart of Florentine culture, whose inherent violence Lugli reveals by prompting questions about the entanglement of politics and desire.
Categories: Art

Women Violence and English Renaissance Literature

Women  Violence  and English Renaissance Literature

Why female violence took such fantastic forms in literature when real - life models of violent women were available in ... It would be all too easy , when discussing women and violence in the Renaissance , to reflect complacently that ...

Author: Paul A. Jorgensen

Publisher: Mrts

ISBN: MINN:31951D02360348E

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Captain s Concubine

The Captain s Concubine

How these contradictions were accommodated is a crucial part of the story Weinstein tells.

Author: Donald Weinstein

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801864755

Category: History

Page: 252

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How these contradictions were accommodated is a crucial part of the story Weinstein tells.
Categories: History