Search results: Found 5

Listing 1 - 5 of 5
Sort by
Rhetoric, Rhetoricians and Poets

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9789053564004 Year: Pages: 173 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564004 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The Netherlandish rhetoricians of the sixteenth century have, in the course of the last decades, shed their image of third-rate poets who, lacking all sense of true beauty, were capable only of pompous verbosity and a shallow manipulation of form. The new scholarly assessment has also shed light on the role they played in the cultural and literary life of their time, and it now appears that many of their dramas are well worth staging. Once the sixteenth century was freed from the stigma of being the "preparatory phase" for the Golden Age, the way was clear for thorough studies of the literature produced during the most turbulent period in the history of the Low Countries. This volume contains essays which deal with works written not only in Dutch, but also in French and in New Latin, with topics ranging from the effects of poetic principles on literary practice to the use of poetry as a means for improving society and developing the individual. The unifying thread in these studies is the pivotal importance of rhetoric in all forms of literary expression.

Estado de la Universidad de Alcalá [1805]

Author:
Book Series: Historia de las Universidades ISSN: 18860710 ISBN: 848155510X Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 120 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Figuerola Institute of Social Science History
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2014-07-03 12:23:34
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

El libro ofrece por vez primera la publicación del famoso informe sobre la Universidad de Alcalá elaborado por el rector Martín Esperanza en 1805. La edición cuenta con un luminoso estudio preliminar del profesor José Luis Peset. El informe ofrece una cuidada historia de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, muy pormenorizada, en que puede seguirse con detalle su pasado. Las actuaciones de fundadores y reformadores, catedráticos y visitadores, estudiantes y mayordomos se conocen de manera rápida y puntillosa con una simple ojeada a las páginas del texto rectoral. Pero también nos muestra las preocupaciones de Martín Esperanza por las reformas universitarias en curso, en ese momento de crisis del antiguo régimen.

Die Lebenszeugnisse Oswalds von Wolkenstein, Band 1

Authors: --- --- ---
ISBN: 3205990501 Year: Pages: 461 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_475170 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3017
Added to DOAB on : 2014-05-10 11:01:07
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The first of five volumes presents the younger son of Tyrolean country gentry as a squire bustling striving for social advancement. After unsteady years as a noble warrior, crusader and expert for public administration with the Bishop of Brixen, with his admittance to the Service of King Sigmund of Luxemburg he achieves a special role between the sovereign of the Holy Roman Empire and the Tyrolean nobility which rebelled against his Austrian Duke Friedrich IV.

By Honor Bound

Author:
ISBN: 9781501707193 Year: Pages: 312 Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2016-10-26 08:56:43
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Russians from all ranks of society were bound together by a culture of honor. Here one of the foremost scholars of early modern Russia explores the intricate and highly stylized codes that made up this culture. Nancy Shields Kollmann describes how these codes were manipulated to construct identity and enforce social norms--and also to defend against insults, to pursue vendettas, and to unsettle communities. She offers evidence for a new view of the relationship of state and society in the Russian empire, and her richly comparative approach enhances knowledge of statebuilding in premodern Europe. By presenting Muscovite state and society in the context of medieval and early modern Europe, she exposes similarities that blur long-standing distinctions between Russian and European history.

Through the prism of honor, Kollmann examines the interaction of the Russian state and its people in regulating social relations and defining an individual's rank. She finds vital information in a collection of transcripts of legal suits brought by elites and peasants alike to avenge insult to honor. The cases make clear the conservative role honor played in society as well as the ability of men and women to employ this body of ideas to address their relations with one another and with the state. Kollmann demonstrates that the grand princes—and later the tsars—tolerated a surprising degree of local autonomy throughout their rapidly expanding realm. Her work marks a stark contrast with traditional Russian historiography, which exaggerates the power of the state and downplays the volition of society.

William G. Brownlow: Fighting Parson of the Southern Highlands

Author:
Book Series: Appalachian Echoes ISBN: 1572330503 Year: Pages: xviii, 432 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
Added to DOAB on : 2015-05-12 15:12:22
License: Newfound Press

Listing 1 - 5 of 5
Sort by