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The Resource Dancing around the well : the circulation of commonplaces in Renaissance humanism, by Eric M. MacPhail

Dancing around the well : the circulation of commonplaces in Renaissance humanism, by Eric M. MacPhail

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Dancing around the well : the circulation of commonplaces in Renaissance humanism
Title
Dancing around the well
Title remainder
the circulation of commonplaces in Renaissance humanism
Statement of responsibility
by Eric M. MacPhail
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines the transmission and transformation of commonplace wisdom in Renaissance humanism by tracing a series of filiations between classical sayings, anecdotes, and examples and Renaissance poems, essays, and fictions. The circulation of commonplaces can be understood either as a process of reanimation and revitalization, where frozen sayings thaw out and come to life, or conversely as a process of immobilization and incrustation that petrifies tradition. The paradigmatic figure for this process is the proverbial dance around the well, which expresses both the danger and the compulsion of borrowed speech
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MacPhail, Eric
Dewey number
809/.024
Index
index present
LC call number
PN731
LC item number
.M34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History,
Series volume
232
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • European literature
  • Proverbs
  • Maxims
  • Metaphor
  • Clichés
  • Humanism in literature
  • Commonplace books
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Dancing around the well : the circulation of commonplaces in Renaissance humanism, by Eric M. MacPhail
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-162) and indexes
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volume
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Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: dancing around the well -- In the beginning there was chaos -- A gem in its setting -- Words frozen and thawed -- Rhapsody in prose -- The mosaic of speech -- The universal library -- In a Roman mirror -- Conclusion: emptying the well -- Bibliography -- Index locorum communium -- Index rerum perutilium -- Index nominum illustrium -- Index erasmianus
Control code
884242739
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9789004274396
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014027279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884242739
Label
Dancing around the well : the circulation of commonplaces in Renaissance humanism, by Eric M. MacPhail
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-162) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: dancing around the well -- In the beginning there was chaos -- A gem in its setting -- Words frozen and thawed -- Rhapsody in prose -- The mosaic of speech -- The universal library -- In a Roman mirror -- Conclusion: emptying the well -- Bibliography -- Index locorum communium -- Index rerum perutilium -- Index nominum illustrium -- Index erasmianus
Control code
884242739
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9789004274396
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014027279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)884242739

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