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Doctors, ambassadors, secretaries : humanism and professions in Renaissance Italy, Douglas Biow

Label
Doctors, ambassadors, secretaries : humanism and professions in Renaissance Italy
Title
Doctors, ambassadors, secretaries
Title remainder
humanism and professions in Renaissance Italy
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Biow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Renaissance humanism was a program of study committed to the revival of letters and rhetoric, and it focused on such issues as the relation of current practices to the classical past, the possibility of exemplarity, and self-fashioning. In general, humanists did not teach with the aim of placing their students within specific occupations. But as Douglas Biow shows in this pioneering study, humanists remained concerned with the formation of professional identities. Examining a wide range of works that humanists wrote as doctors, ambassadors, and secretaries, and about medical, ambassadorial, and secretarial vocations, Biow shows how humanists embraced and discussed different professions in profoundly different ways." "Examining a rich and diverse selection of treatises, poems, and other works of literature, Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries shows ultimately how interactions with these professions forced humanists to make their studies relevant to their own times. With detailed analyses of writings by familiar and lesser-known figures, from Petrarch, Machiavelli, and Tasso to Maggi, Fracastoro, and Barbaro, this book will especially interest students of Renaissance Italy, but also anyone concerned with the rise of professionalism during the early modern period."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biow, Douglas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG445
LC item number
.B56 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 G-093
  • WZ 70 GI8
NLM item number
B616d 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humanism
  • Renaissance
  • History, Medieval
  • History, Early Modern 1451-1600
  • Humanism
  • Beroepen
  • Geestesgeschiedenis
  • Humanisme (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Renaissance
  • Civilization
  • Humanism
  • Intellectual life
  • Renaissance
  • Renaissance
  • Humanisme (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Geestesgeschiedenis
  • Beroepen
  • Arzt (Motiv)
  • Arzt
  • Beruf
  • Berufsethik
  • Botschafter (Motiv)
  • Botschafter
  • Humanismus
  • Humanist
  • Italienisch
  • Literatur
  • Renaissance
  • Sekretär (Motiv)
  • Sekretär
  • Beruf
  • Humanist
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italien
  • Italien
Label
Doctors, ambassadors, secretaries : humanism and professions in Renaissance Italy, Douglas Biow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Exemplary Work: Two Venetian Humanists Writing on the Resident Ambassador
  • 5.
  • The Importance and Tragedy of Being an Ambassador: The Performance of Francesco Guicciardini
  • 6.
  • Open Secrets: The Place of the Renaissance Secretary
  • 7.
  • The Secretarial Profession among Others: Tasso's Enabling Analogies
  • Introduction: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy
  • 1.
  • Petrarch's Profession and His Laurel
  • 2.
  • Three Reactions to Plague: Marvels and Commonplaces in Medicine and Literature
  • 3.
  • Fracastoro as Poet and Physician: Syphilis, Epic, and the Wonder of Disease
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780226051710
Lccn
2001007087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48468802
  • (OCoLC)ocm48468802
Label
Doctors, ambassadors, secretaries : humanism and professions in Renaissance Italy, Douglas Biow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Exemplary Work: Two Venetian Humanists Writing on the Resident Ambassador
  • 5.
  • The Importance and Tragedy of Being an Ambassador: The Performance of Francesco Guicciardini
  • 6.
  • Open Secrets: The Place of the Renaissance Secretary
  • 7.
  • The Secretarial Profession among Others: Tasso's Enabling Analogies
  • Introduction: Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy
  • 1.
  • Petrarch's Profession and His Laurel
  • 2.
  • Three Reactions to Plague: Marvels and Commonplaces in Medicine and Literature
  • 3.
  • Fracastoro as Poet and Physician: Syphilis, Epic, and the Wonder of Disease
  • 4.
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780226051710
Lccn
2001007087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48468802
  • (OCoLC)ocm48468802

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