Myths of Renaissance Individualism

Palgrave-Macmillan (2004)

J. Martin
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
The idea that the Renaissance witnessed the emergence of the modern individual remains a powerful myth. In this important new book Martin examines the Renaissance self with attention to both social history and literary theory and offers a new typology of Renaissance selfhood which was at once collective, performative and porous. At the same time, he stresses the layered qualities of the Renaissance self and the salient role of interiority and notions of inwardness in the shaping of identity.
Keywords Philosophical anthropology History  Self (Philosophy History  Individualism History  Philosophy, Renaissance
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Call number B780.M3.M37 2004
ISBN(s) 0333643089   023000640X
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