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Description - Myths of Renaissance Individualism by J. Martin

The idea that the Renaissance witnessed the emergence of the modern individual remains a powerful myth. In this important new book Martin examines the Renaissance self with attention to both social history and literary theory and offers a new typology of Renaissance selfhood which was at once collective, performative and porous. At the same time, he stresses the layered qualities of the Renaissance self and the salient role of interiority and notions of inwardness in the shaping of identity. Myths of Renaissance Individualism , in short, will interest students not only of history but also of art history, literature, music, philosophy, psychology and religion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230006409
ISBN-10: 023000640X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 187
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J. Martin

JOHN JEFFRIES MARTIN is Chair and Professor of History at Trinity University, USA. He is the author of Venice's Hidden Enemies: Italian Heretics in a Renaissance City, editor of The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad and co-editor (with Dennis Romano) of Venice Reconsidered: The History and Civilisation of an Itlian City-State.

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