Challenges to Authority: The Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry, Volume 3 - Renaissance in Europe Series (Paperback)Peter Elmer (editor)
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The place of Renaissance science or natural philosophy is also the subject of critical evaluation in this book. Case studies on the anatomical revolution, Galileo and court patronage, and Paracelsus illustrate new approaches in the field. Subsequent chapters explore the Renaissance fascination with witchcraft and demonology in both learned discourse (Pico's Strix) and popular drama (The Witch of Edmonton). The volume concludes with a study of one of the most influential and provocative writers of the sixteenth century, Michel de Montaigne, whose Essays provide stimulating material for a reassessment of the impact of the Renaissance on contemporary thought.
This volume is the third in a series of three texts designed for the Open University course The Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 246 x 191 x 19 mm