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Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

  • Author: Ágnes Heller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317403312
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 488
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Considering such witnesses of the time as Shakespeare, Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Montaigne, More and Bacon, Agnes Heller looks at both the concept and the image of a Renaissance man. The concept was generalised and accepted by all; its characteristic features were man as a dynamic being, creating and re-creating himself throughout his life. The images of man, however, were very different, having been formed through the ideas and imagination of artists, politicians, philosophers, scientists and theologians and viewed from the different aspects of work, love, fate, death, friendship, devotion and the concepts of space and time. Renaissance Man thus stood as both as a leading protagonist of his time, one who led and formulated the substantial attitudes of his time, and as one who stood as a witness on the sidelines of the discussion. This book, first published in English in 1978, is based on the diverse but equally important sources of autobiographies, works of art and literature, and the writings of philosophers. Although she uses Florence as a starting point, Agnes Heller points out that the Renaissance was a social and cultural phenomenon common to all of Western Europe; her Renaissance Man is thus a figure to be found throughout Europe.

Social Thought and Rival Claims to the Moral Ideal of Dignity

Social Thought and Rival Claims to the Moral Ideal of Dignity

  • Author: Philip Hodgkiss
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 1783087854
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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The relation between changes in society over historical time and the concomitant transformation of a concept that depicts something of intrinsic value in that society is complex and contingent. Social Thought and Rival Claims to the Moral Ideal of Dignity attempts to see if we can get any closer to a rounded, three-dimensional view of dignity by drawing on the historical record, on philosophy and social thought more widely and, finally, on contributions that present dignity in a rather more public and political light. In thus tracing the fortunes of human dignity we find that it has not always been viewed as a straightforwardly laudable principle. Social Thought and Rival Claims to the Moral Ideal of Dignity examines the reasons behind what turns out to be, really quite pronounced, the ambiguous status of the idea and ideal of dignity.

International Social Science Journal

International Social Science Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: N.A
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Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

  • Author: George Haggerty
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135585067
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 986
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Between Anthropology and Literature

Between Anthropology and Literature

  • Author: Rose De Angelis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134446152
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 192
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This collection suggests that the disciplines of literature and anthropology are not static entities but instead fluid sites of shifting cultural currents and academic interests. The essays conclude that the origins, sources, and intersections of the two disciplines are constantly being revised, and reconceived, leading to new possibilities of understanding texts. The authors address the ways in which the language of social science fuses with that of the literary imagination. The essays fit excellently with the current interest in interdisciplinary studies and challenge students to see texts as parts of a larger global and cultural matrix.

Books in Series

Books in Series

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780835221092
  • Category: Monographic series
  • Page: 1756
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Proceedings

Proceedings

  • Author: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
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Cross-Gendered Literary Voices

Cross-Gendered Literary Voices

Appropriating, Resisting, Embracing

  • Author: R. Kim,C. Westall
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113702075X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 243
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This book investigates male writers' use of female voices and female writers' use of male voices in literature and theatre from the 1850s to the present, examining where, how and why such gendered crossings occur and what connections may be found between these crossings and specific psychological, social, historical and political contexts.

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
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