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Cosmopoiesis : the Renaissance experiment

Author: Giuseppe Mazzotta
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2001.
Series: Toronto Italian studies.; Toronto Italian studies., Goggio publications series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cosmopoiesis means 'world-making,' and in this 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. Mazzotta calls for a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Kongress
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Lectures
Named Person: Ludovico Ariosto; Francis Bacon; Tommaso Campanella; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Niccolò Machiavelli; Angelo Poliziano
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Mazzotta
ISBN: 0802035515 9780802035516 0802084214 9780802084217
OCLC Number: 46909735
Notes: Lectures entitled Constructing worlds : Renaissance experiments, delivered at Victoria College on Oct. 7, 14, and 21, 1999 and one additional essay.
Description: xvi, 106 pages ; 23 cm.
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.; Toronto Italian studies., Goggio publications series.
Responsibility: Giuseppe Mazzotta.

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