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Cosmopoiesis : the Renaissance experiment

Author: Giuseppe Mazzotta
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
Series: Toronto Italian studies., Goggio publication series.; Toronto Italian studies.
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Cosmopoiesis means world-making, and in this erudite, polemical book, Professor Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias, magic, science, art, and theatre. The Renaissance is usually read from a Cartesian or Hegelian (via Burckhardt) perspective. It is viewed as a time of individualities or it is studied in terms of disembodied ideas and abstract forms.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Mazzotta, Giuseppe, 1942-
Cosmopoiesis.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001273513
(OCoLC)46909735
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Mazzotta
ISBN: 9781442673540 1442673540 1282014544 9781282014541
OCLC Number: 244766707
Notes: Lectures entitled Constructing worlds : Renaissance experiment, delivered at Victoria College on Oct. 7, 14, and 21, 1999 and one additional essay.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 106 pages).
Contents: Poliziano's Orfeo : the world as fable --
Ariosto and Machiavelli : real worlds/imaginary worlds --
Adventures of Utopia : Campanella, Bacon, and The tempest --
The Ludic perspective : Don Quixote and the Italian renaissance.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies., Goggio publication series.; Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Giuseppe Mazzotta.
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