Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology
Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti

Edited by Martin McLaughlin, Ingrid D. Rowland and Elisabetta Tarantino

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

9 October 2015  •  268pp

ISBN: 978-1-907975-75-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

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Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), who died at the stake in 1600, is one of the best known symbols of anti-establishment thought. The theme of this volume, which is offered as a collection of essays to honour distinguished Bruno scholar Hilary Gatti, reflects her constant interest in the principles of cultural freedom and independent thinking. Several essays deal with Bruno himself and his reception. The authors and texts discussed here are linked by a relentless interest in the question of authority and originality, and they range from literary figures such as Alberti (1404-72) and Vasari (1511-74) to controversial philosophers and scientists who, like Bruno, were condemned by the Church, such as Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639). Taken together, these chapters show how much that was new and revolutionary in early modern culture came from its confrontation with the past.

Martin McLaughlin is Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian at Oxford. Ingrid Rowland is Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame. Elisabetta Tarantino taught for several years in Italian Departments across the UK and currently collaborates with the University of Oxford European Humanities Research Centre.

Contents:

1-6
Introduction
Martin McLaughlin, Ingrid D. Rowland, Elisabetta Tarantino
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8-24
Alberti’s Musca: Humour, Ethics and the Challenge to Classical Models
Martin McLaughlin
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25-36
The Orange and the Bay: Renaissance Symbols of Poetic Excellence
Carlo Caruso
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37-55
Shadows, Memory and Self-Improvement: The Renaissance in Celio Calcagnini’s De profectu
Nicola Gardini
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56-73
Literary Texts and Michelangelo’s ‘Visible Speech’ in Vasari’s Lives
Lina Bolzoni
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74-96
Critical Authorities, Canonical Traditions and Occasional Literature: The Case of the Early Modern Italian Academies
Jane E. Everson
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97-104
Measuring Verse, Measuring Value in English Renaissance Poetry
Stephen Orgel
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106-117
Giordano Bruno: Portrait of a Philosopher Opposed to the Authority Principle
Eugenio Canone
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118-136
Bruno’s Candelaio, Shakespeare and Ben Jonson: Building on Hilary Gatti’s Work
Elisabetta Tarantino
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137-156
Bruno, Charlewood and Munday: Politics, Culture and Religion during Bruno’s Time in England
Tiziana Provvidera
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157-169
Compassion and Cosmology: Caravaggio and Giordano Bruno
Ingrid D. Rowland
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170-185
‘Maculae Galilei me perplexum habent.’ Campanella, Sun-spots and Pythagorean Temptations
Germana Ernst
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186-217
Faxecura’s Embassy to the Vatican (1615): Relations with Japan, from Documents in the Archive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
Marta Fattori
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218-239
Catholic Censorship of Early Modern Psychology
Leen Spruit
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McLaughlin, Martin, Ingrid D. Rowland, and Elisabetta Tarantino (eds), Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology: Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti (Cambridge: Legenda, 2015)

First footnote reference: 35 Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology: Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti, ed. by Martin McLaughlin, Ingrid D. Rowland and Elisabetta Tarantino (Cambridge: Legenda, 2015), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 McLaughlin, Rowland, and Tarantino, p. 47.

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McLaughlin, Martin, Ingrid D. Rowland, and Elisabetta Tarantino (eds). 2015. Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology: Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti (Cambridge: Legenda)

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