Culture and Authority in the Baroque

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Massimo Ciavolella, Patrick Coleman, Professor of French Patrick Coleman
University of Toronto Press, 2005 M01 1 - 255 páginas

The cultural forms often referred to as 'baroque' are the most spectacular expressions of early modern Europe's effort to mediate between knowledge and power at a time when political authority was being centralized, the authority of religion undermined by the division of Christianity, and science and poetry were seen increasingly as rival forms of intellectual authority. Culture and Authority in the Baroque explores the baroque across a wide range of disciplines, from poetics to politics, to the rituals of musical, dramatic, and religious performance.

The essays in this collection span what has been called the 'baroque crescent' stretching from Spain through Italy to Russia, but they also bring Shakespeare and English cosmological poetry into productive dialogue with continental Europe in the reinterpretation of baroque world-views. The editors, Massimo Ciavolella and Patrick Coleman, along with a group of eminent scholars from across the disciplinary and geographic spectrum, investigate baroque modes of persuasion with careful attention to the complexity of particular cultural phenomena and their political and aesthetic implications. This collection redefines the way the baroque will be understood.

 

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Contenido

Believing and Not Believing Shakespeare and the Archaeology of Wonder
12
Philosophical Tours of the Universe in British Poetry 17001729 Or The Soaring Muse
30
Marino and the Meraviglia
63
I Would Rather Drown Than Not Find New Worlds
73
Truth and Wonder in Naples circa 1640
85
Particolar gusto e diletto alle orecchie Listening in the Early Seicento
106
From Liturgy to Literature Prayer and Play in the Early Russian Baroque
122
Reconciling Divine and Political Authority in Racines Esther
138
Apostles and Apostates The Court of Peter the Great as a Chivalrous Religious Order
159
SelfKnowledge and the Advantages of Concealment Pierre Nicoles On SelfKnowledge
193
The Baroque Social Bond in the Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz
208
A Different Kind of Wonder? Womens Writing in Early Modern Spain
229
Contributors
245
Index
249
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Massimo Ciavolella is a professor in the Department of Italian at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Patrick Coleman is a professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Patrick Coleman is a professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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