The reach of the republic of letters: literary and learned by Arjan Dixhoorn, Susie Speakman Sutch

By Arjan Dixhoorn, Susie Speakman Sutch

Present-day scholarship holds that the Italian academies have been the version for the eu literary and discovered society. This quantity questions the 'Italian paradigm' and discusses the literary and realized institutions in Italy and Spain - explicitly known as academies - in addition to others in Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The flourishing of those enterprises from the 15th century onwards coincided chronologically with the expansion of performative literary tradition, the technological innovation of the printing press, the institution of early humanist networks, and the transforming into effect of classical and humanist rules, ideas, and varieties on vernacular tradition. one of many questions this quantity increases is whether or not and the way those societies regarding those advancements and to the area of "Learning and the Republic of Letters".

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Only prize-winning poets could be candidates for the distinction of bachelor or doctor of joyous knowledge. 17 Aspiring bachelors had to have won at least one of these prizes; aspiring doctors had to have won all three. 18 The 16 Leys d’Amors, 1:38–45. VII. mantenedors (of the seven supporters); in the middle is a beautiful crowned lady labelled Amors (Love) in the act of giving a golden violet as a reward for the poem her lover humbly presents to her. The seal is to be stamped into green wax over a green silk cord.

Hüe does discuss its history somewhat, but without a great deal of context, and it remains understandably secondary to the vast scholarship he deploys to elucidate the confraternity’s literary work and religious context. 6 The secret of the Puy’s longevity lay in its ability to adapt and change according to the shifting currents of urban cultural sociability, transforming from a pious confraternity of the fifteenth century to a literary academy of the eighteenth, with many mutations along the way.

Van Moolenbroek and A. -L. Van Bruaene, “‘A wonderful triumfe, for the wynnyng of a pryse’: Guilds, Ritual, Theater, and the Urban Network in the Southern Low Countries, ca. 1450–1650,” Renaissance Quarterly 65 (2006), 374–405, passim. 49 S. Beam, Laughing Matters. ” CHAPTER ONE THE CONSISTORI DEL GAY SABER OF TOULOUSE (1323–CIRCA 1484) Laura Kendrick The Consistori del Gay Saber (Consistory of Joyous Knowledge) had its beginning in the promotional idea of seven amateur troubadours from among the burghers and lesser nobility of Toulouse.

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