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The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson Nov 2013

The Humanist World Of Renaissance Florence, Brian J. Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian Jeffrey Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together. Overturning the problematic categorization of humanists as either professional or amateurs, a distinction based on economics and the production of original works in Latin, he offers a new way of understanding how the humanist movement could incorporate so many who were illiterate in Latin, but who nonetheless were responsible for an important intellectual and cultural paradigm shift. The ...


Review Of Niccolò Machiavelli: An Intellectual Biography, Brian Maxson Sep 2013

Review Of Niccolò Machiavelli: An Intellectual Biography, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

The author offers a comprehensive analysis of the thought of Machiavelli situated against the backdrop of political and biographical developments in the early 16th century.


Review Of Cultures Of Charity: Women, Politics, And The Reform Of Poor Relief In Renaissance Italy, Brian Maxson Jul 2013

Review Of Cultures Of Charity: Women, Politics, And The Reform Of Poor Relief In Renaissance Italy, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

The author uses a thematic approach to argue that Bologna was a trensetter in approaches and institutions aimed at helping the poor between roughly 1450-1700.


Review Of Contesting The Renaissance By William Caferro, Brian Maxson Jun 2013

Review Of Contesting The Renaissance By William Caferro, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

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Review Of The Young Leonardo: Art And Life In Fifteenth-Century Florence By Larry J. Feinberg, Brian Maxson Jun 2013

Review Of The Young Leonardo: Art And Life In Fifteenth-Century Florence By Larry J. Feinberg, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

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The Humanists And The Emperor In 1452, Brian Maxson Mar 2013

The Humanists And The Emperor In 1452, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

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Review Of A History Of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620, Brian Maxson Mar 2013

Review Of A History Of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

Mack provides a comprehensive examination of the content and circulation of rhetorical manuals published during the European Renaissance.


Writing, Reciting, Responding, And Recording Diplomatic Orations, Brian Maxson Dec 2012

Writing, Reciting, Responding, And Recording Diplomatic Orations, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

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Review Of Marriage In Premodern Europe: Italy And Beyond, Brian Maxson Dec 2012

Review Of Marriage In Premodern Europe: Italy And Beyond, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

Jacqueline Murray's Marriage in Premodern Europe collects a wide-ranging series of essays on marriage covering nearly four hundred years and almost the entire European Continent.


Review Of Angelo Poliziano’S Lamia: Text, Translation, And Introductory Studies, Brian Maxson Dec 2012

Review Of Angelo Poliziano’S Lamia: Text, Translation, And Introductory Studies, Brian Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This book reviewed discusses the life of Angelo Poliziano who was a leading humanist in Lorenzo de' Medici's Flroence. Poliziano was brought into the household of Lorenzo as a secretary and tutor for the Medici children in the early 1470's.


“This Sort Of Men”: The Vernacular And The Humanist Movement In Fifteenth-Century Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson Dec 2012

“This Sort Of Men”: The Vernacular And The Humanist Movement In Fifteenth-Century Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson

Brian J. Maxson

This article focuses on a sliver of the individuals we now know as the Neo-Latinists, who viewed the vernacular as a vehicle for expression throughout the quattrocento.