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  English Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"English Renaissance" is a recent term used to describe a cultural and artistic movement in England from the early 16th century to the early 17th century.
English poetry was exactly at the right stage of development for this transplantation to occur, since forms such as the sonnet were uniquely adapted to setting as madrigals (indeed, the sonnet was already well-developed in Italy).
The key literary figures in the English Renaissance are now generally considered to be the poet Edmund Spenser; the philosopher Francis Bacon; the poets and playwrights Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson; and the poet John Milton.
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 English Literature - MSN Encarta
The second late Renaissance poetic tendency was in reaction to the sometimes flamboyant lushness of the Spenserians and to the sometimes tortuous verbal gymnastics of the metaphysical poets.
The last great poet of the English Renaissance was the Puritan writer John Milton, who, having at his command a thorough classical education and the benefit of the preceding half century of experimentation in the various schools of English poetry, approached with greater maturity than Spenser the task of writing a great English epic.
The poetry of the English Renaissance between 1580 and 1660 was the result of a remarkable outburst of energy.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558048_3/English_Literature.html   (1689 words)

 Renaissance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the traditional view, the Renaissance was understood as a historical age in Europe that followed the Middle Ages and preceded the Reformation, spanning roughly the 14th through the 16th century.
The Italian Renaissance of the 15th century represented a reconnection of the west with classical antiquity, the absorption of knowledge (particularly mathematics), a focus on the importance of living well in the present (Renaissance humanism), and an explosion of the dissemination of knowledge brought on by the advent of printing.
The development of the Italian Renaissance was intertwined with the intellectual movement known as Renaissance humanism and with the history of the fiercely independent and combative urban societies of the city-states of central and northern Italy in the 13th to 16th centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance   (3073 words)

 UVa Library: Subject Guides: English: Renaissance
This exhibition presents Renaissance editions of Dante's Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with selected treasures from The Newberry Library.
English Poetry includes 4,450 works by 1,350 poets from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the nineteenth century.
English Verse Drama contains more than 1,500 works by around 450 named and approximately 230 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the unparalleled output of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period to the end of the nineteenth century.
www.lib.virginia.edu /subjects/English/eng-renaissance.html   (632 words)

 English Literary Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
ENGLISH LITERARY RENAISSANCE is a journal devoted to current criticism and scholarship of Tudor and early Stuart English literature, 1485-1665, including Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, and Milton.
It is unique in featuring the publication of rare texts and newly discovered manuscripts of the period and current annotated bibliographies of work in the field.
It is illustrated with contemporary woodcuts and engravings of Renaissance England and Europe.
www.umass.edu /english/ELR/elr2.html   (93 words)

 The verie height
The Reformation contributed to the ascendancy of English because the religious disputations were for the most part conducted in English, and as a consequence of Reformation, translations of the Bible into the vernacular now had government and Church sanction.
The vocabulary is adequate to the demands made on it (in the case of English, this meant that it had to expand its lexicon).
The expansion of the English lexicon (vocabulary) during this period was to generate considerable controversy.
ebbs.english.vt.edu /hel/helmod/ren.html   (2022 words)

 Poetry of the English Renaissance
The major innovation of early English Renaissance poetry was the sonnet, adapted from the Italian models of Petrarch.
Sonnet 18 praises her beauty, comparing her to a summer’s day, and closing by maintaining that she is made eternal by his poetry—a claim rejected by Sonnet 130, which points out that she is no goddess.
Renaissance poets seem to me to have been brilliantly able to escape their own egos and write in persona, a characteristic that more recent confessional poets would do well to emulate.
www.moval.edu /Faculty/adderleym/Englit/poetry_of_the_english_renaissance.htm   (1108 words)

 English Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Raleigh is often considered a near-ideal English gentleman of the Renaissance.
Like other English scientists, such as John Dee, he followed the Polish astronomer Copernicus, who taught that the earth revolves around the sun, not vice versa.
This was marvellously stirring stuff, and afterwards, when the English fleet won a great victory against the Spanish Armada, Elizabeth’s subjects felt great pride in their country, their navy – and their Queen.
archive.1september.ru /eng/1998/eng35.htm   (2000 words)

 English Renaissance literature (general)
English Drama, Forms and Development: Essays in Honour of Muriel Clara Bradbrook.
The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England.
Spearing, A. Medieval to Renaissance in English Poetry.
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLT/reference/bliterature.html   (442 words)

 English Renaissance
Henry VII surrounded himself with men who promoted the Renaissance's ``New Learning.'' The King himself was clearly fascinated by the political and cultural life of the main Italian states, and during his reign, the English court was a more interesting and cosmopolitan place, than it was to be in the time of his successor.
She has been described as ``more nearly the typical `man of the Renaissance' than her son,'' and that, even though her ``influence and endowments were...
The central figure in the circle that launched the English Renaissance was Erasmus of Rotterdam.
east_west_dialogue.tripod.com /europe/id5.html   (3889 words)

Renaissance Studies: "Multi-disciplinary journal which publishes articles and editions of documents on all aspects of Renaissance history and culture." Abstracts of articles (since 1996) are publicly available online.
Renaissance Quarterly: Journal of the Renaissance Society of America; publishes articles and reviews on all aspects of continental and British Renaissance studies.
English Renaissance: A useful collection of images from Period and Style for Designers.
english.edgewood.edu /eng359/renaissance.htm   (1525 words)

 English Renaissance (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
"'''English Renaissance'''" is a term often used to describe a cultural and artistic movement in England from the early 16th century to the mid-17th century.
In 1588, Nicholas Yonge published in England the Musica transalpina--a collection of Italian madrigals "Englished"--an event which touched off a vogue of madrigal in England which was almost unmatched in the Renaissance in being an instantaneous adoption of an idea, from another country, adapted to local aesthetics.
Indeed, England had already experienced a flourishing of literature over 200 years before the time of Shakespeare when Geoffrey Chaucer, possibly the second most important writer in the English language, was working.
english-renaissance.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1083 words)

 Volpone and Stage Androgony in the English Renaissance
There are two ways in which the Renaissance stage could have attempted to produce the illusion of breasts on boy actors.
Although this would not have been attempted in Volpone, in several Renaissance plays the cross-dressing male would reveal a single breast in order to reinforce the audience's illusion that he was in fact female.
It was very common for the Renaissance theater to draw attention to its own transvestitism at the moments of greatest dramatic tension.
www.english.uga.edu /cdesmet/joel/volpone.html   (1069 words)

 Shakespeaer & the Renaissance
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt.
CERES: Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service, including a large set of links, the CERES newsletter along with archives, and an under construction bulletin board which will contain notices, conferences, and seminar programmes.
The equally wonderful Electronic Text Center for the English Drama at the University of Virginia.
shakespeare.palomar.edu /renaissance.htm   (1182 words)

 Discount renaissance costumes.biz at www.renaissance-costumes.biz (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Clearly written as a textbook for undergraduates in renaissance survey classes, this volume fits that niche well and also offers a suggestive overview of the current state of scholarship on everyday life in renaissance Italy.
Although the authors define the renaissance as a period stretching from the mid-14th to the mid to late 16th century, they focus on the period 1400 to 1600 with a decided lean towards the 16th century.
In fact, one of the pluses of the book is the attention given to the often less considered city of Rome, a reflection of the authors'' impressive archival rese arch and publication on that city.
www.renaissance-costumes.biz.cob-web.org:8888   (396 words)

 Guilds of St. Michael - North/South
The Guild of St. Michael is the parent organization for all of the military companies at California's Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Southern Faire (RPFS).
Narrated by Academie instructors and interns, with an introduction by Sir Charles Blount, the Colonel for the English.
English mariners run the Serpent's Nest -- so named for their ship, the Serpent, and their long boat, the Serpent's Tongue -- which is open to off- and sometimes on-duty military personnel in the shire.
www.st-mike.org   (628 words)

 English Renaissance Room
The elaborateness of this carved paneling sets it apart from other existing English paneled rooms of the period, as few contain such rich carvings.
Perhaps most impressive is the sense of design evident on the west wall, where every surface is decorated, and in the repetition of arches throughout the room, which unifies the complex architectural and narrative schemes.
This subject was common among 16th- and 17th-century English artists, who often were inspired by emblem books containing illustrations with moral interpretations.
www.speedmuseum.org /english_art.html   (324 words)

 English Renaissance Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This site aims "to make available online works printed in English between the years 1477 (when Caxton began printing) and 1799." It includes Bacon's Advancement of Learning and Essayes or Counsels Civill and Morall, Hoby's translation of Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier, and much more.
King James Version is present among the English translations.
Transformations of Don Quixote in the Renaissance, and 18th-20th centuries.
www.hirohurl.net /renaissance/renlinks.html   (532 words)

 English Renaissance Masters
Byrd was a prolific composer--indeed, the most significant English composer of the sixteenth century--whose printed works listing in New Grove runs well over six pages, including hundreds of Latin motets and English anthems, services, and psalms.
He is remembered primarily as a composer of motets and anthems, and for his English service music.
When Mary was on the throne he praised her as the "restorer of the true faith." His sumptuous seven-voice mass Puer natus est nobis was most likely composed during Mary's reign (1553-1558) for the combined English and Spanish royal chapels during Philip II's residence in London.
www.bsu.edu /web/jcarter2/english_renaissance_masters.htm   (1030 words)

 English Renaissance Bibliography Finding-List
The English Dialect Dictionary being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years.
English translation of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius; advanced the Copernican cause immeasurably and set the scientific foundations for the doctrine of infinite worlds.
English translation of Kepler's literary work, the Somnium; crucial text in the fantastic-flight tradition; probably seen by John Donne in manuscript form, influencing the satire Ignatius His Conclave, 1610.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~ian/9002bbbl.htm   (9573 words)

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The English Renaissance, 1500-1620 sets out the historical and cultural contexts of Renaissance England, highlighting the background voices and events which influenced literary production, including the Reformation, the British problem, perceptions of other cultures and the voyages to the Americas.
The volume charts the intricacies of English Renaissance literature, taking in a variety of themes including women, gender and the question of homosexuality; the stage; printing and censorship; humanism and education and rhetoric.
Attention is also drawn to current debates in Renaissance criticism such as New Historicism and Cultural Materialism, thus the book provides students with an unparalleled foundation for further study.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /bookxml.asp?isbn=0631220240   (608 words)

 English: Renaissance Literature
English GCSE and AS - Resources for Schools
From 1500 to 1660 is one of the seminal periods of English literature, when, amid the confused political and religious situation of Tudor and Stuart England, some of the finest world literature was written.
It can be taken on its own, or paired with the detailed study of Shakespeare in Shakespearean Drama to achieve an overview of the literature of the English Renaissance as a whole.
www.buckingham.ac.uk /english/courses/renaissance.html   (157 words)

 Group III: Renaissance Literature
English Humanists and Reformation Politics under Henrv VIII and Edward VI Shuger Debora.
Fox, A. The English Renaissance: Identitv and Representation in Elizabethan England
'English Petrarke: a Study of Sidney's Astrophel and Stella,' in Three Studies in the Renaissance: Sidnev.
english.unc.edu /graduate/phd-III.html   (3906 words)

 The English Renaissance of Art
As regards their origin, in art as in politics there is but one origin for all revolutions, a desire on the part of man for a nobler form of life, for a freer method and opportunity of expression.
Yet, I think that in estimating the sensuous and intellectual spirit which presides over our English Renaissance, any attempt to isolate it in any way from the progress and movement and social life of the age that has produced it would be to rob it of its true vitality, possibly to mistake its true meaning.
And in disengaging from the put-quits and passions of this crowded modern world those passions and pursuits which have to do with art and the love of art, we must take into account many great events of history which seem to be the most opposed to any such artistic feeling.
www.burrows.com /founders/english.html   (827 words)

 Perseus Table of Contents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Hakluyt (1552?-1616) spent years putting together a compendium of all major English journeys "made by sea or overland to the remote and farthest distant quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 yeares," resulting in this treasure-trove of primary sources.
These writings lend valuable insight into English politics during the period between the height of the Renaissance and the devastating Civil Wars only forty years later.
An outgrowth of his work on the Oxford English Dictionary, this glossary includes brief definitions and examples of usage from Shakespeare, with particular attention to words that are provincial, archaic, unusually connotative, or otherwise obscure for the modern reader.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/perscoll?collection=Renaissance   (444 words)

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