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Elyot, Castiglione, and the problem of style

Author: Teresa Kennedy
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©1996.
Series: Renaissance and Baroque studies and texts, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of early vernacular humanism compares the stylistic-methods of two important prose writers, Sir Thomas Elyot and Baldassare Castiglione. Analysis of diction, syntax, and larger issues of cultural history explains how each of these stylists incorporated the classical model into his vernacular tradition.
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Kennedy, Teresa, 1958-
Elyot, Castiglione, and the problem of style.
New York : P. Lang, ©1996
(OCoLC)645891347
Named Person: Thomas Elyot, Sir; Thomas Elyot, Sir; Baldassarre Castiglione, conte; Baldassarre Castiglione, conte; Thomas Elyot; Baldassare Castiglione; Baldassarre Castiglione, conte; Thomas Elyot, Sir; Thomas Elyot, Sir; Thomas Elyot, Sir; Baldassarre Castiglione, conte
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Kennedy
ISBN: 0820428094 9780820428093
OCLC Number: 34731840
Description: x, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Challenge of Humanism: Classical Imitation and the Problem of Style --
Ch. I. Style and the Vernacular: Renaissance Developments in Compositional Theory --
Ch. II. Elyot and Vocabulary: Lexical Borrowings in the Text of the Governour --
Ch. III. Cohesion and Elocutio: Applying an External Mask of Literacy --
Ch. IV. Imitation as a Resource of Style: Elyot and the Integration of Source into Structure --
Ch. V. The Paradox of Imitation: Irony and Artistry in Castiglione's Humanist Dialogue --
Ch. VI. The Social Context of Style: Institutions and Power as Rhetorical Motive --
Conclusion: The Interpretation of History and the Development of National and Individual Style.
Series Title: Renaissance and Baroque studies and texts, v. 20.
Responsibility: Teresa Kennedy.

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This study of early vernacular humanism compares the stylistic-methods of two important prose writers, Sir Thomas Elyot and Baldassare Castiglione. Analysis of diction, syntax, and larger issues of cultural history explains how each of these stylists incorporated the classical model into his vernacular tradition.

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