Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith

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University of Delaware Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 335 pages
Dominic Baker-Smith has been a leading international authority on humanism for more than four decades, specializing in the works of Erasmus and Thomas More. The present collection of essays by colleagues throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States examines humanism in both its historic sixteenth-century meanings and applications and the humanist tradition in our own time, drawing on his work and that of scholars who have followed him. Contributors include Andrew Weiner, Elizabeth McCutcheon, and Germaine Warkentin. Arthur F. Kinney is Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ton Hoenselaars is Associate Professor of English at the University of Utrecht.
 

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Contents

Utopias First Readers
23
Humanism Cultural Criticism and the Possibility of a Past
54
Humanism or Humanisms?
75
Teachers of Careful Reading
90
Christian Humanism in John Hollands Court of Venus
108
A Paradoxical Encomium by Hendrik Laurensz Spiegel 15491612
126
Manuscripts and Their Omissions and the Provenance of the Earliest Translation by Constantijn Huygens 1633
135
Sidneys Critique of Humanism in the New Arcadia
154
Bacons Spenser
209
The Second Earl of Leicester 15951677 and His Commonplace Books 163060
229
Making World War with Literature
254
E W M M Robson Review
269
The Harmonies of Thomas Whythorne and Rose Tremain
290
Dominic BakerSmith A Bibliography
311
Contributors
318
Index
323

Shakespeare Henri IV and the Tyranny of Royal Style
179

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