Elizabethan humanism: Literature and Learning in the Later Sixteenth Century

書刊名 TitleElizabethan humanism: Literature and Learning in the Later Sixteenth Century
作者 AuthorMike Pincombe
出版社 PublisherRoutledge
出版年 Year2001
語言 LanguageEnglish
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0582289807, 9780582289802
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撰寫日期 DateNov. 24, 2016

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   「人文思想家」此一術語最初是指研究古典文學的學者。在文藝復興時期,特別是在伊利莎白女王時代,歐洲知識分子致力於重新發現和研究希臘和羅馬文學和文化。這種文藝復興思想的趨勢在19世紀被稱為「人文主義」。本書的第一部分介紹「伊利莎白人文主義」這個難以理解的概念,並在許多不同的語境中解釋此概念。第二部分透過仔細觀察伊利莎白時期的主要作家,包括李黎(John Lyly)、史賓塞、馬婁、席德尼與莎士比亞,說明人文主義的知識如何能讓讀者更清楚地了解伊利莎白時代的文學。
[Original description]
The term 'humanist' originally referred to a scholar of Classical literature. In the Renaissance and particularly in the Elizabethan age, European intellectuals devoted themselves to the rediscovery and study of Roman and Greek literature and culture. This trend of Renaissance thought became known in the 19th century as 'humanism'. Often a difficult concept to understand, the term Elizabethan Humanism is introduced in Part One and explained in a number of different contexts. Part Two illustrates how knowledge of humanism allows a clearer understanding of Elizabethan literature, by looking closely at major texts of the Elizabethan period which include Spenser's, 'The Shepherd's Calendar'; Marlowe's 'Faustus' and Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.
Mike Pincombe is a Lecturer in the Department of English Literary and Linguistic Studies at the University of Newcastle. He has written widely on Elizabethan literature.
Chapter 1: Elizabethan Humanism
Chapter 2: Ciceronian Humanitas
Chapter 3: Humanists and Humanitians
Chapter 4: The Translation of Humanity: Thomas Smith and Roger Ascham
Chapter 5: The Arch-Humanist: Gabriel Harvey
Chapter 6: Pregnant wit: John Lyly's Euphues
Chapter 7: Pastoral Rudeness: Edmund Spenser
Chapter 8: The Companion of the Camps: Sir Phillip Sidney
Chapter 9: Divinity, Adieu: Christopher Marlowe
Chapter 10: Imitations of Humanity: William Shakespeare

From the Back Cover
'This book is written with refreshing lucidity, and is very well organized....a really excellent piece of work which should be part of every university library, and which should be required reading for Renaissance scholars'. -- Dr. Rob Maslen, University of Glasgow
It is impossible to understand Elizabethan literature without a general concept of the all-important term humanism. This book offers a new perspective on the term and its application to Elizabethan literary culture, one which will help students at all levels to grasp the relationship between the texts they study and the complex group of ideas surrounding the word humanity. The opening chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to the intellectual background to Elizabethan humanism. The book then proceeds to investigate certain key ideas in greater detail, such as Ciceronian humanism and myths of cultural transfer, before moving on to a series of chapters devoted to important individual works dating from the late 1570's, including John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, and Philip Sidney, and concluding with studies of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare's Hamlet. Written in a lucid and informal manner, Elizabethan Humanism provides an accessible guide to the basic principles underlying Elizabethan Humanism, and also equips the reader with the means of making their own informed analyses of other late sixteenth-century texts.