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The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

Richard Strier


Who during the Renaissance could have dissented from the values of reason and restraint, patience and humility, rejection of the worldly and the physical? These widely articulated values were part of the inherited Christian tradition and were reinforced by key elements in the Renaissance, especially the revival of Stoicism and Platonism. This book is devoted to those who did dissent from them. It reveals that many long-recognized major texts did question the most traditional values and uncovers a Renaissance far more bumptious and affirmative than much recent scholarship has allowed. The book ... More

Keywords: Renaissance, Stoicism, Platonism, regulation of bodies, self-assertive energies, Jacob Burckhardt, Nietzsche, Petrarch, More, Shakespeare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226777511
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226777535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Strier, author