Search for dissertations about: "Renaissance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 64 swedish dissertations containing the word Renaissance.

  1. 1. Black males and white masculinity in four Renaissance tragedies of blood

    Author : Anna Fåhraeus; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Renaissance; tragedies of blood; blackness; whiteness; masculinity; race; discourse; Faucoult; Koselleck; honour; ambition; sarcasm;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to look at how the black North African man is repre-sented in relation to white men in four Renaissance tragedies of blood: Shake-speare?s Titus Andronicus, the multi-authored Lust?s Dominion, William Rowley?s All?s Lost by Lust, and Thomas Rawlins? The Rebellion. While previous studies have traced the most common racist tropes in 16th and 17th century lit-erature, such as the demonization trope and the animality trope (e. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cognitive and Moral Psychology in Renaissance Philosophy: A Study of Juan Luis Vives' De anima et vita

    Author : Lorenzo Casini; Lilli Alanen; Simo Knuuttila; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Juan Luis Vives; Renaissance; psychology; self-knowledge; scepticism; soul; body; immortality; perception; imagination; mind; will; memory; emotions.; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the cognitive and moral psychology of Juan Luis Vives (1493-1540), paying close attention to the background out of which his views developed. Vives’ philosophical reflections on the human soul are mainly concentrated in his treatise De anima et vita (1538), which became very influential during the century after its publication. READ MORE

  3. 3. Seeing the Word : John Dee and Renaissance Occultism

    Author : Håkan Håkansson; Avdelningen för idé- och lärdomshistoria; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Philosophy; mysticism.; metaphors; symbolism; alchemy; magic; Renaissance philosophy; occultism; Filosofi;

    Abstract : This study reassesses the occult philosophy of the British polymath John Dee (1527-1609). Focusing on his treatise Monas hieroglyphica (1564) and his notorious angelic conversations in the 1580s, it describes Dee’s philosophical career as a continuous search for a language which could yield knowledge of both nature and God. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Delegitimised Vernacular : Language Politics, Poetics and the Plays of Christopher Marlowe

    Author : Per Sivefors; Thomas Healy; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English-sixteenth-century-literature; Renaissance; Early-modern; Elizabethan-drama; aesthetics; poetics; English-language; language-politics; nationalism; nationhood; legitimation; delegitimation; Marlowe-Christopher; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English literature; Engelsk litteratur;

    Abstract : The present study of Marlowe’s plays has as its point of departure the sixteenth-century uncertainty as to what constituted the category of literature. Particularly in England, so acutely aware of this problem were writers and educators that they sought to define and legitimise vernacular literature by integrating it within a rhetoric of language politics, according to which literature in English should serve and promote the English nation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Johannes Magnus and the Composition of Truth : Historia de omnibus Gothorum Sueonumque regibus

    Author : Astrid Nilsson; Latin; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Johannes Magnus; Latin historiography; history; historiography; truth; tyrants; kings; Gothicism; Renaissance;

    Abstract : Johannes Magnus (1488–1544) was the last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala to hold residence in Sweden. He was also a historian and wrote a work in Latin about Swedish history that was to gain an unparalleled importance. READ MORE