Eloquent Body by Jennifer Nevile
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Eloquent Body
By Jennifer Nevile

The Eloquent Body

Dance and Humanist Culture in Fifteenth-century Italy

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Format: Hardback

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Eloquent Body by Jennifer Nevile

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"This book adds an entirely new dimension to the consideration of Humanism and Italian culture. It will make a welcome addition to the field of cultural studies by broadening the subject to consider an important source of information that has been previously overlooked." -Timothy McGee The Eloquent Body offers a history and analysis of court dancing during the Renaissance, within the context of Italian Humanism. Each chapter addresses different philosophical, social, or intellectual aspects of dance during the 15th century. Some topics include issues of economic class, education, and power; relating dance treatises to the ideals of Humanism and the meaning of the arts; ideas of the body as they relate to elegance, nobility, and ethics; the intellectual history of dance based on contemporaneous readings of Pythagoras and Plato; and a comparison of geometric dance structures to geometric order in Humanist architecture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253344533
ISBN-10: 0253344530
Format: Hardback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 24mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jennifer Nevile

Jennifer Nevile has a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of New South Wales. She has published many articles in early music, history, and dance journals, including Early Music and Renaissance Quarterly. She is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Music and Music Education at UNSW.

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