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The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

An inaugural publication of the Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance, this work presents an exploration of an earlier age of anxiety which reveals the distinguished past of culture wars, including debates about the place of women in society, the clash between science and faith, and the power of the arts to stir emotions.

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Edward Muir is Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University.

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Finding the roots of opera in the history of science is a task that would daunt even a polymath of Renaissance stature. Yet in "The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance", Edward Muir plausibly explains how the skepticism taught by a professor at the University of Padua in the early 17th century fostered a musical revolution in neighboring Venice--and much else besides.--Francis X. Rocca"Wall Street Journal" (05/05/2007)
EAN: 9780674024816
ISBN: 0674024818
Untertitel: Skeptics, Libertines and Opera. 'The Bernard Berenson Lectures on the Italian Renaissance Delivered at Villa I Tatti'. 11 halftones. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2007
Seitenanzahl: 160 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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