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Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context
Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 9
Teodolinda Barolini - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Explores the lyric context of Inferno 5.

Desire and Death, or Francesca and Guido Cavalcanti: Inferno 5 in Its Lyric Context is the ninth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures which have been given by distinguished medieval and Re...(Read More)
 
 
Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe
Totems for Defence and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe (January 2001)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 8
William J. Kennedy - Author

Argues thatcritical comments appended to early printed editions of Petrarch’s Rime sparse inflected the reception and understanding of Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in Renaissance Europe.

Totems for Defense and Illustration of Taboo: Sites of Petrarchism in Renaissance Europe
is the eighth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early R...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease
Aristotle on Political Enmity and Disease (November 2000)
An Inquiry into Stasis
Kostas Kalimtzis - Author

Explores Aristotle's theory of the causes that give rise to stasis ('civic disorder'), and provides an original and systematic account of his understanding of political justice and friendship.

This book explores Aristotle's theory of stasis, a word usually translated to mean "revolution," "civic disorder," or "sedition." It examines Aristotle's writings on stasis, especially Book 5 of the Politics, within th...(Read More)
 
 
Plato's Socrates as Educator
Plato's Socrates as Educator (October 2000)
Gary Alan Scott - Author

Examines and evaluates Socrates' role as an educator in Plato's dialogues.

Despite his ceaseless efforts to purge his fellow citizens of their unfounded opinions and to bring them to care for what he believes to be the most important things, Plato's Socrates rarely succeeds in his pedagogical project with the characters he encounters. This is in striking contrast to the historical Socrates, who spawned the careers of Plato, Xenophon, a...(Read More)
 
 
Dante and Petrarch: The Earthly Paradise Revisited
Dante and Petrarch: The Earthly Paradise Revisited (January 1999)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 7
Sara Sturm-Maddox - Author

Explores the nature and significance of Petrarch’s indebtedness to Dante in the Rime sparse.

Dante and Petrarch: The Earthly Paradise Revisited is the seventh in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures which have been given by distinguish...(Read More)
 
 
Plato's Charmides and the Socratic Ideal of Rationality
Plato's Charmides and the Socratic Ideal of Rationality (April 1998)
W. Thomas Schmid - Author

Interprets Plato's Charmides as a microcosm of Socratic philosophy that presents Plato's vision of the life of critical reason and of its uneasy relation to political life in the ancient city.

"This book is a lucid presentation of an interpretation of the Charmides that takes its essential bearings from the interplay of word and deed. Schmid's work is clear-headed, sensible, thorough, and consistently helpf...(Read More)
 
 
Socrates' Education to Virtue
Socrates' Education to Virtue (March 1998)
Learning the Love of the Noble
Mark J. Lutz - Author

Argues that Plato's dialogues contain a surprisingly neglected account of Socrates' education about the love of noble virtue and that recovering this education could help broaden and deepen liberalism's moral and political horizon.

Socrates' Education to Virtue argues that Plato's account of Socrates offers the fullest account of virtue and of the place of virtue in political life. Focusing on Platonic dramas suc...(Read More)
 
 
Dante's Cosmos
Dante's Cosmos (January 1998)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 6
John Freccero - Author

Freccero argues that the Paradiso may be considered a medieval version of science fiction.

Dante’s Cosmos is the sixth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures which have been given by distinguished medieval and Renaissance scholars on topic...(Read More)
 
 
An Approach to Aristotle's Physics
An Approach to Aristotle's Physics (October 1997)
With Particular Attention to the Role of His Manner of Writing
David Bolotin - Author

Argues that Aristotle's writings about the natural world contain a rhetorical surface as well as a philosophic core and shows that Aristotle's genuine views have not been refuted by modern science and still deserve serious attention.

Maintaining that Aristotle's writings about the natural world contain a rhetorical surface as well as a philosophic core, David Bolotin argues in this book that Aristotle never seriously int...(Read More)
 
 
Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts
Sex and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Texts (March 1997)
The Latin Tradition
Barbara K. Gold - Editor
Paul Allen Miller - Editor
Charles Platter - Editor

Examines interrelated topics in Medieval and Renaissance Latin literature: the status of women as writers, the status of women as rhetorical figures, and the status of women in society from the fifth to the early seventeenth century.

This collection reclaims a vast body of long-neglected Latin texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and examines how they represent the feminine and the female body. The authors exp...(Read More)
 
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