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The Resource Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart

Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart

Label
Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England
Title
Close readers
Title remainder
humanism and sodomy in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Alan Stewart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Humanism, in both its rhetoric and practice, attempted to transform the relationships between men that constituted the fabric of early modern society. So argues Alan Stewart in this ground-breaking investigation into the impact of humanism in sixteenth-century England. Here the author shows that by valorizing textual skills over martial prowess, humanism provided a new means of upward mobility for the lowborn but humanistically trained scholar: he could move into a highly intimate place in a nobleman's household that was previously not open to him. Because of its novelty and secrecy, the intimacy between master and scholar was vulnerable to accusations of another type of intimacy - sodomy
  • In comparing the ways both humanism and sodomy signaled a new economy of social relations capable of producing widespread anxiety, Stewart contributes to the foray of modern gay scholarship into Renaissance art and literature
  • The author explores the intriguing relationship between humanism and sodomy in a series of case studies: the Medici court of the 1470s, the allegations against monks in the campaign to suppress the English monasteries, the institutionalized beating of young boys, the treacherous circle of the doomed Sir Thomas Seymour, and the closet secretaries of Elizabeth's final years. Stewart's documentation comes from a wide range of underused materials, from schoolboys' grammar books to political writings, enabling him to reconstruct frequently misunderstood events in their original contexts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Alan
Dewey number
820.9/384
Index
index present
LC call number
PR418.H8
LC item number
S74 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Humanism
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Authors and patrons
  • Authors, English
  • Male friendship
  • Male authors, English
  • Literary patrons
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Sodomy
  • Renaissance
  • Humanists
  • Men in literature
  • Male authors, English
Label
Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. From Singing Boy to Scholar: The Deaths, Lives, and Letters of Angelo Poliziano -- Ch. 2. Remapping the Bounds of Sodomy: Humanism and the English Reformation -- Ch. 3. "Traitors to Boyes Buttockes": The Erotics of Humanist Education -- Ch. 4. "The Proofe of Frends": Reading Amicitia in 1548 -- Ch. 5. Epistemologies of the Early Modern Closet
Control code
35311000
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780691011653
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96034032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)35311000
Label
Close readers : humanism and sodomy in early modern England, Alan Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. From Singing Boy to Scholar: The Deaths, Lives, and Letters of Angelo Poliziano -- Ch. 2. Remapping the Bounds of Sodomy: Humanism and the English Reformation -- Ch. 3. "Traitors to Boyes Buttockes": The Erotics of Humanist Education -- Ch. 4. "The Proofe of Frends": Reading Amicitia in 1548 -- Ch. 5. Epistemologies of the Early Modern Closet
Control code
35311000
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780691011653
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96034032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)35311000

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