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  • Download E-books The King's Bed: Sex, Power and the Court of Charles II PDF

    By Don Jordan

    To discuss with the non-public lifetime of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His own existence used to be something yet deepest. His amorous liaisons have been principally performed in royal palaces surrounded by means of pals, courtiers and actually 1000s of servants and infantrymen. Gossip radiated in the course of the state.

    Charles spent such a lot of his wealth and his mind on gaining and conserving the corporate of girls, from the bottom sections of society reminiscent of the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de Kérouaille. a few of Charles' girls performed their half within the political opinions, colouring the best way the kingdom was once run.

    Don Jordan and Michael Walsh take us inside of Charles' palace, the place we are going to meet courtroom favourites, fun confidants, advisors jockeying for political energy, mistresses previous and current in addition to key figures in his internal circle reminiscent of his 'pimpmasters' and his own pox doctor.

    The extraordinary inner most lifetime of Charles II unearths a lot concerning the guy he was once and why he lived and governed as he did. The King's mattress tells the compelling tale of a king governed by means of his passion.

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  • Download E-books The Reception of David Hume In Europe (The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe) PDF

    The highbrow scope and cultural impression of British writers can't be assessed regardless of their eu 'fortunes'. those essays, ready by way of a global workforce of students, critics and translators, list the ways that David Hume has been translated, evaluated and emulated in numerous nationwide and linguistic parts of Europe. this is often the 1st selection of essays to contemplate how and the place Hume's works have been firstly understood all through Europe. They think about how early ecu responses to Hume trusted to be had French translations, and targeting his Political Discourses and his background, and the way later German translations enabled expert philosophers to debate his extra summary rules. additionally explored is the concept that continental readers weren't capable of pass judgement on the accuracy of the translations they learn, nor did many ponder the contexts during which Hume used to be writing: quite, they have been purpose on utilizing what they learn for his or her personal reasons.

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  • Download E-books The Performance of Nobility in Early Modern European Literature (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture) PDF

    This worthwhile examine illuminates the belief of the Aristocracy as reveal, as public functionality, in Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature and society. Ranging commonly from Castiglione and French courtesy manuals, via Montaigne and Bacon, to the literature of the Grand Siècle, David Posner examines the buildings of public id within the interval. He specializes in the constructing tensions among, at the one hand, literary or imaginitive representations of 'nobility' and, at the different, the more and more frustrating ancient place of the the Aristocracy themselves. those tensions produce a metamorphosis within the thought of the noble self as a functionality, and at last doom court docket society and its theatrical mode of self-presentation. located on the intersection of rhetorical and historic theories of interpretation, this ebook contributes considerably to our realizing of the position of literature either in analysing and in shaping social identification.

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  • Download E-books Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context: From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture PDF

    Exploring Enlightenment attitudes towards issues and their relation to human topics, this assortment deals a geographically wide-ranging viewpoint on what the eighteenth century gave the look of past British or British-colonial borders. to spotlight traits, models, and cultural imports of really international value, the participants draw their case reports from Western Europe, Russia, Africa, Latin the United States, and Oceania. This survey underscores the multifarious ways that new theoretical techniques, equivalent to factor idea or fabric and visible tradition stories, revise our figuring out of the folks and gadgets that inhabit the phenomenological areas of the eighteenth century. instead of concentrating on a selected geographical region, or at the worldwide as a juxtaposition of areas with a particular cultural footprint, this assortment attracts awareness to the unexpected relational maps drawn via issues of their worldwide peregrinations, celebrating the good judgment of serendipity that transforms the thing into some-thing else whilst it truly is positioned in a brand new locale.

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  • Download E-books Philip's Phoenix: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke PDF

    By Margaret P. Hannay

    Not like past stories that experience portrayed Mary Sidney as a demure, retiring lady, this biography indicates that she was once really an outspoken and dynamic determine. Basing her paintings on basic resources together with account books, felony files, diaries, and kinfolk letters, Hannay indicates that Sidney used to be a colourful, eloquent, self-assertive girl who was once deeply focused on Protestant politics. even if she did confine her writings to competently female genres, she referred to as herself "Sister of Philip Sidney" to set up a literary and political id. As a Phoenix emerging from her brother's ashes, she transcended gender regulations through publishing her brother's writings, by means of writing and translating works which he may have licensed, by way of assuming his function as literary purchaser, and through aiding the reason for which he died. Hannay additionally reveals--via court docket cases--that in her ultimate years the countess became from literary to administrative tasks, contending with jewel thieves, pirates, and murderers.

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  • Download E-books The Bible and Natural Philosophy in Renaissance Italy: Jewish and Christian Physicians in Search of Truth PDF

    By Andrew D. Berns

    The Bible and usual Philosophy in Renaissance Italy explores the reciprocal courting among biblical interpretation and common philosophy in sixteenth-century Italy. The ebook augments our wisdom of the manifold purposes of clinical services within the Renaissance and of the a number of ways that the Bible was once learn by way of informed those that lacked theological education. Andrew D. Berns demonstrates that many physicians in sixteenth-century Italy, Jewish and Christian alike, took a prepared curiosity within the Bible and postbiblical non secular literature. Berns identifies the highbrow instruments that Renaissance medical professionals and common philosophers dropped at undergo on their research of the Bible and assesses how their schooling adventure helped them gather, advance, and use these instruments. The Bible and traditional Philosophy in Renaissance Italy argues that the altering nature of scientific tradition within the Renaissance encouraged physicians to strategy the Bible not just as a divine paintings but additionally as a old and medical textual content.

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  • Download E-books Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook: Constructions of Femininity in England PDF

    Renaissance girl: A Sourcebook is a useful number of debts of ladies and femininity in early glossy England. the amount is split thematically into 9 sections, each one with an available advent, notes on assets and an annotated bibliography. The sections are:
    * Theology
    * Biology
    * behavior
    * Sexuality and Motherhood
    * Politics and legislations
    * schooling
    * paintings
    * Writing and conversing
    * Feminism
    Renaissance lady: A Sourcebook brings jointly resources starting from scientific records and political pamphlets to sermons and the Bible, in addition to literary resources. offering a old context to problems with gender within the Renasissance, it is going to be crucial interpreting for college kids of the interval, gender reviews and cultural historical past.

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  • Download E-books Invectives (The I Tatti Renaissance Library) (Latin and English Edition) PDF

    By Francesco Petrarca

    Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), one of many maximum of Italian poets, used to be additionally the major spirit within the Renaissance flow to restore old Roman language and literature. simply as Petrarch's Latin epic Africa imitated Virgil and his compendium On Illustrious Men used to be encouraged through Livy, so Petrarch's 4 Invectives have been meant to restore the eloquence of the nice Roman orator Cicero. The Invectives are directed opposed to the cultural idols of the center Ages--against scholastic philosophy and drugs and the dominance of French tradition mostly. They shield the price of literary tradition opposed to obscurantism and supply a transparent assertion of the values of Renaissance humanism. This quantity presents a brand new serious version of the Latin textual content in keeping with the 2 autograph copies, and the 1st English translation of 3 of the 4 invectives.

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