The Resource The Renaissance dialogue : literary dialogue in its social and political contexts, Castiglione to Galileo, Virginia Cox

The Renaissance dialogue : literary dialogue in its social and political contexts, Castiglione to Galileo, Virginia Cox

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The Renaissance dialogue : literary dialogue in its social and political contexts, Castiglione to Galileo
Title
The Renaissance dialogue
Title remainder
literary dialogue in its social and political contexts, Castiglione to Galileo
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Cox
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The Renaissance dialogue is the first full-length study of the use of the dialogue form in Italy from the early sixteenth century until Galileo. Drawing on a wide range of literary, philosophical and scientific sources, it examines the characteristics which determined the genre's unrivalled popularity in the period as a vehicle for polemic, debate, technical exposition and comic drama. Particular attention is paid to reception and to the place that the dialogue occupied within the evolving cultural economy of the Italian courts. More than simply an account of the development of an individual literary genre, however, The Renaissance dialogue is a contribution to the broader social and cultural history of the period. As representations of conversation, miniature dramas of persuasion, the dialogues of the Italian Renaissance constitute an extraordinarily rich - and largely untapped - source of information about the ideals and practice of communication in the early modern age. The Renaissance dialogue draws on this evidence to trace a history of cultural dialogue, charting the effect of factors such as the cultural policies of the Counter-Reformation, the realignment of social and intellectual practice which came with the consolidation of absolutist rule throughout Italy, and the gradual internalization of the psychological norms of a typographic culture
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Cox, Virginia
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4183.D5
LC item number
C68 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Dialogues, Italian
  • Italian literature
  • Italian literature
  • Renaissance
  • Italiaans
  • Letterkunde
  • Dialogen
  • Dialogues italien
  • Littérature italienne
  • Littérature italienne
  • Renaissance
  • Littérature et société
  • Dialogue (littérature)
  • Dialogues (genre littéraire) italiens
  • Littérature italienne
  • Littérature italienne
  • Renaissance
  • Civilization
  • Dialogues, Italian
  • Italian literature
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italie
  • Italie
  • Italie
  • Italie
  • Italy
Label
The Renaissance dialogue : literary dialogue in its social and political contexts, Castiglione to Galileo, Virginia Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Problems of method -- 2. History and invention in the dialogue -- 3. The uses of the dialogue in sixteenth-century Italy: celebration and control -- 4. The uses of the dialogue in sixteenth-century Italy: commerce and courtesy -- 5. Castiglione's Cortegiano: the dialogue as a drama of doubt -- 6. The changing form of the Italian Renaissance dialogue -- 7. The theory and practice of the dialogue in Counter-Reformation Italy -- 8. From the 'girevole strada' to the straight and narrow path -- 9. From the open dialogue to the closed book
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780521405386
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91046675
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164011
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164011
Label
The Renaissance dialogue : literary dialogue in its social and political contexts, Castiglione to Galileo, Virginia Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Problems of method -- 2. History and invention in the dialogue -- 3. The uses of the dialogue in sixteenth-century Italy: celebration and control -- 4. The uses of the dialogue in sixteenth-century Italy: commerce and courtesy -- 5. Castiglione's Cortegiano: the dialogue as a drama of doubt -- 6. The changing form of the Italian Renaissance dialogue -- 7. The theory and practice of the dialogue in Counter-Reformation Italy -- 8. From the 'girevole strada' to the straight and narrow path -- 9. From the open dialogue to the closed book
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780521405386
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
91046675
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25164011
  • (OCoLC)ocm25164011

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