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Author Gouwens, Kenneth.

Title Remembering the Renaissance : humanist narratives of the sack of Rome / by Kenneth Gouwens.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  945.63207 GOUW    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 232 pages : facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 85.
Brill's studies in intellectual history. 0920-8607 ; v. 85.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-228) and index.
Contents Prelude: 6 May 1527 -- Ch. 1. The Sack of Rome and the Theme of Cultural Discontinuity -- Ch. 2. Pietro Alcionio's Orations on the Sack of Rome -- Ch. 3. Pietro Corsi's Perpetuation of Curialist Ideology -- Ch. 4. Renegotiation and Remembrance: Jacopo Sadoleto's Letters to Curial Friends, 1527-1529 -- Ch. 5. The Italian Humanism of Pierio Valeriano -- Ch. 6. Traumatic Memory into History: The Cultural Significance of Humanists' Narratives of the Sack of Rome -- Plates: Two details from BAV MS Vat. Lat. 3436 -- App. 1. Orations of Pietro Alcionio -- App. 2. Letters from Sadoleto to Clement VII.
Summary An assessment of how four humanists at the court of Pope Clement VII - Pietro Alcionio, Pietro Corsi, Jacopo Sadoleto, and Pierio Valeriano - interpreted the cataclysmic Sack of Rome (1527), which called into question their earlier images of the Renaissance papacy. Building upon recent discussions in literary criticism and cognitive psychology, the author elucidates how these humanists' narratives gave meaningful shape to their memories and, in so doing, helped to redefine the image of Renaissance Rome as it would be "remembered" by subsequent generations.
Subject Humanists -- Italy -- Rome.
Humanism in literature.
Papacy -- History -- 1447-1565.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- Siege, 1527.
ISBN 9004109692 (cloth : alk. paper)