This collection of articles in English and German covers a wide interdisciplinary spectrum of topics in literature, linguistics, philosophy, law, theology, education, politics and intellectual history. They deal with historical and modern aspects of rhetoric and reflect the state of rhetorical scholarship in North America and diverse countries of Europe. The topics include, among others, the treatment of 'enargeia' in Quintilians's Institutio Oratoria, the role of Petrus Ramus in the Ciceronian controversy, the social activities of the Rederijkers in the Dutch Republic of the late 16th and early 17th century, the role of 'elocutio' in Renaissance grammar books, Martin Luther's attitude towards rhetoric, the functions of forum and theatre in the history of eloquence, a critical review of models of the word-play, rhetorical interpretations of works by W. Shakespeare, J. Milton, L. Sterne, B. Brecht and G. Benn.
This re-examination of alchemical engravings of the late Renaissance uses an innovative semiotic method in analysing their geometrical and optical rhetorical devices. The images are contextualised within contemporary metaphysics, specifically, the discourse of light, and in Protestant reformism.
Edited by Bart Westerweel
This publication is the first of its kind. It approaches Anglo-Dutch relations from the angle of the production of the highly popular emblem book and its influence on important cultural and political events, mainly in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
György E. Szőnyi
The present volume contains eighteen papers of a conference devoted to iconography and emblem studies. The essays represent the state of research and are arranged according to the following aspects: Iconography and Ideology, Iconography and History, The World of Emblems and Occult Emblematics.
Heinrich F. Plett
This comprehensive bibliography lists some 500 source texts published in the British Isles or abroad from 1479 to 1660 and more than 2,000 works of secondary literature from 1900 to the present.
This volume is the first monograph on Renaissance music devoted to discuss compositions which involve symbolism inspired by ideas and themes inherent in the musical culture of the time, and to present means for controlling the process of their interpretation.
Edited by André Lascombes
This collection of nineteen essays focuses on the ways in which, in England, France and Spain, the Renaissance made propagandistic, or aesthetic, use of the image in various spectacles. Under surface differences between genres, what emerges is a surprising similarity in tactics and response, ...
Edited by B.F. Scholz, M. Bath and D. Weston
A selection of papers read at the first international conference devoted exclusively to emblematics. The papers have been selected with an eye to representing various national traditions in emblematics and various, currently active, approaches to the emblem.
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