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by Giuseppe Mazzotta

ISBN: 0802035515
ISBN13: 978-0802035516
Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; 1st edition (March 30, 2001)
Pages: 111
Category: History and Criticism
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Cosmopoiesis means world-making, and in this erudite, polemical book, Professor Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias.

Cosmopoiesis means world-making, and in this erudite, polemical book, Professor Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias.

Giuseppe Mazzotta (born January 1, 1942) is an American historian of Italy, currently the Sterling Professor in the Humanities for Italian at Yale University, and also a published author. Mazzotta served as president of the Dante Society of America from 2003-2009. He was born at Curinga, Italy on January 1, 1942. from University of Toronto in 1965, a . from University of Toronto in 1966 and a P. from Cornell University in 1969.

Giuseppe Mazzotta is the Sterling Professor of Humanities for Italian. Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment (Toronto UP, 2001). A Sterling Professorship is the highest academic rank at Yale University, awarded to a tenured faculty member considered one of the best in his or her field. Professor Mazzotta was born in Curinga (Catanzaro), Italy and studied in Italy, Canada, and the United States, receiving his PhD from Cornell University. He is the Director of Graduate Studies and served as president of the Dante Society of America (2003-2009). His books include: Dante, Poet of the Desert: History and Allegory in the Divine Comedy (Princeton, 1979).

Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment. Series: Toronto Italian Studies. Published by: University of Toronto Press. DOI: 1. 138/9781442673540. Book Description: Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias, magic, science, art, and theatre and calls for the necessity to study the Renaissance in terms of the ongoing conversation of the arts and sciences. eISBN: 978-1-4426-7354-0.

Cosmopoiesis means world-making, and in this erudite, polemical book, Professor Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias, magic, science, art, and theatre

Cosmopoiesis means world-making, and in this erudite, polemical book, Professor Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias, magic, science, art, and theatre. The Renaissance is usually read from a Cartesian or Hegelian (via Burckhardt) perspective. It is viewed as a time of individualities or it is studied in terms of disembodied ideas and abstract forms. Mazzotta calls for a new approach: the necessity to study the Renaissance in terms of the ongoing conversation of the arts and sciences.

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Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment

Cosmopoiesis: The Renaissance Experiment. by. Giuseppe Mazzotta.

The Renaissance Experiment. Giuseppe Mazzotta, The Worlds of Petrarch. Duke Monographs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1. Durham, NC, and London: Duke University Press, 1993. Series:Toronto Italian Studies

The Renaissance Experiment. Series:Toronto Italian Studies. University of toronto press. Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias, magic, science, art, and theatre and calls for the necessity to study the Renaissance in terms of the ongoing conversation of the arts and sciences.

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Cosmopoiesis means world-making, and in this erudite, polemical book, Professor Mazzotta traces how major medieval and Renaissance thinkers invented their worlds through utopias, magic, science, art, and theatre. The Renaissance is usually read from a Cartesian or Hegelian (via Burckhardt) perspective. It is viewed as a time of individualities or it is studied in terms of disembodied ideas and abstract forms. Mazzotta calls for a new approach: the necessity to study the Renaissance in terms of the ongoing conversation of the arts and sciences. His is an encyclopedic grasp that takes into consideration literature, philosophy, politics, history, and theology.

The book's theoretical premise lies in the thought of the eighteenth-century Italian philosopher, Giambattista Vico. Vico's own reading of the Renaissance, available in his New Science, is obliquely, yet clearly reproposed as the alternate interpretive key for opening up the deeper imaginative concerns of this extraordinary period of Western history.

By a series of rigorous textual analyses that range from Poliziano to Ariosto, from Machiavelli to Bacon, to Shakespeare and Cervantes, "Cosmopoiesi"s highlights the ongoing dialogue between literature and philosophy (or literature and science, or, in Vichian terms, philology and philosophy) in some of the central texts of the time.

In this dialogue across time and the barriers of space, the esthetic world - the world of the pastoral, romances, epics, utopian fictions, the theatre, and the lyric - far from signalling an evasion from history, is steadily and vitally engaged with the most pressing exigencies of the time. Consistently, the analyses conducted in "Cosmopoiesis" come to grips with these exigencies: the power of science, the relationship between politics and science, and the emergence of a new ethics in the midst of the secretive techniques by new elites in their exercise of political power. Above all, these central texts argue for a necessary reconstitution of the unity of knowledge, for the "encyclopedic" compass of the arts and sciences. The retrieval of this unity is made possible by reclaiming a role for the esthetic or contemplative mode of thought which underlies and shapes the most creative achievements in the world of making.

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