Book , Print in English

Hybrid Renaissance : culture, language, architecture

Peter Burke.
  • Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016.
  • xi, 271 pages ; 21 cm.
  • v Lectures.
  • History.
  • "Hybrid Renaissance presents the Renaissance in Italy, elsewhere in Europe, and in the world beyond Europe as an example of cultural hybridization. The two key concepts used in this book are 'hybridization' and 'Renaissance.' Roughly speaking, hybridity refers to something new that emerges from the combination of diverse older elements. The term 'hybridization' is preferable to 'hybridity' because it refers to a process rather than to a state, and also because it encourages the writer and the readers alike to think in terms of more or less rather than of presence versus absence. The book begins with a discussion of the concept of cultural hybridity and a cluster of other concepts related to it. Then comes a geography of hybridity, focusing on three locales: courts, major cities (whether ports or capitals) and frontiers. There follow six chapters about the hybrid Renaissance in different fields: architecture, painting and sculpture, languages, literatures, music, philosophy and law and finally religion. The essay concludes with a brief account of attempts to resist hybridization or to purify cultures or domains from what was already hybridized"--Provided by publisher.
  • Introduction: An expanding renaissance
  • The idea of hybridity
  • The geography of hybridity
  • Translating architecture
  • Hybrid arts
  • Hybrid languages
  • Hybrid literatures
  • Music, law and humanism
  • Hybrid philosophies
  • Translating gods
  • Coda: Counter-hybridization.
Other information
  • "Revised and expanded version of the Natalie Davis lectures for 2013, delivered at the Central European University in Budapest"--Introduction.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-252) and index.
  • 9789633860878
  • 9633860873
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2014046042
  • OCLC: 903361781
  • OCLC: 903361781