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St. Catherine

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Date: 1505~/1510~
Creator: Riemenschneider, Tilman
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The History of the Trombone from the Renaissance to the Early Romantic Period

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show the development of the trombone, in form and music, and its use in the orchestra through the times of Beethoven and Schubert. Since very little material has been presented concerning the history of the trombone, it is hoped that the illustrations and explanations contained herein will be a contribution toward a representation of music from different composers and periods. The music covered gives a picture of the use of the trombone from the Renaissance through to the beginning of the Romantic Period. The results of this study are presented in three main sections: (1) The history of the trombone in the Renaissance; (2) The history of the trombone in the Baroque; (3) The history of the trombone in the Classical Period, and up to the time of Schubert.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Highfill, Richard
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The Political Philosophy of Rabelais’s Pantagruel: Reconciling Thought and Action

Description: Political thinkers of the Renaissance, foremost among them Niccolò Machiavelli and Desiderius Erasmus, authored works commonly referred to as “mirrors of princes.” These writings described how princes should rule, and also often recommended a certain arrangement or relationship between the intellectual class and the political powers. François Rabelais’s five books of Pantagruel also depict and recommend a new relationship between these elements of society. For Rabelais, the tenets of a philosophy that he calls Pantagruelism set the terms between philosophers and rulers. Pantagruelism, defined in Rabelais’s Quart Livre as “gaiety of spirit confected in contempt for fortuitous things,” suggest a measured attitude toward politics. Rabelais’s prince, Pantagruel, accordingly rejects the tendencies of ancient thinkers such as Diogenes the Cynic who viewed politics as futile. Yet Pantagruel also rejects the anti-theoretical disposition of modern thinkers such as Machiavelli who placed too much confidence in politics. I demonstrate how Rabelais warns against the philosophers’ entrance into public service, and how he simultaneously promotes a less selfish philosophy than that of Diogenes. I argue that Pantagruel’s correction of his friend Panurge through the consultations of experts regarding the latter’s marriage problem shows that fortune will always trouble human life and politics. I also argue that Pantagruel’s rule over the kingdom of Utopia exemplifies a Socratic form of rule—reluctant rule—which relies on a trust that necessity (embodied in the Tiers Livre in the Pantagruelion plant) and not fortune (embodied in the Tiers Livre in Panurge’s future wife) governs the world, including the political world.
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Date: August 2015
Creator: Haglund, Timothy
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English Renaissance Epithalamia

Description: The classical genre of marriage poems called epithalamia appeared in England in the late sixteenth century. The English epithalamia of the Renaissance form a closely related body of literature. This work will be a close analysis of this small body of English Renaissance poetry.
Date: August 1970
Creator: Corse, Larry B.
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Jinxed

Description: My dissertation, Jinxed, developed out of my interest in the movement between the comic and the tragic by tracing the evolution of a romantic relationship. While employing biblical, classical, literary, and pop-cultural traditions, my manuscript has its most clear affinities with Renaissance poetry that navigates between the erotic and the spiritual. The sequence of poems recreates the character of Petrarch's Laura in the Little Redhead Girl, Charlie Brown's first love. My Laura, however, is a feisty secular Irish woman who simultaneously frustrates and attracts a religious narrator. To explore the multifaceted nature of their love, I employ a variety of poetic techniques, such as the repetition inherent in the villanelle to express the powerlessness of the narrator as he begins to fall in love. In "To a Young Philosopher," a sestina, one of the repeated words ("ephemeral") triggers a philosophical discussion that is a proposal of marriage. The manuscript also uses other forms such as the sonnet, Spenserian stanza, terza rima, couplets, and blank verse. Narratively, it ends with Charlie Brown after he has missed kicking Lucy's football, falling to earth literally and symbolically. Poems in the manuscript have appeared in journals such as The Wallace Stevens Journal, Talking River Review, and Passages North.
Date: August 2003
Creator: Davis, Richard
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The Flight into Egypt

Description: Woman wearing a decorated cape and holding a child rides a donkey being led by a man. The trio is in the foreground with landscape in the middle and distant grounds. The story depicted is the Flight into Egypt from the Bible.
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Date: 1500~
Creator: Carpaccio, Vittore
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Adam and Eve Eating the Forbidden Fruit and God Discovering Them, north doors trumeau relief, Orvieto Cathedral, Orvieto, Italy

Description: The relief decoration on the north doors of the Orvieto Cathedral show Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit and God discovering them. Large deeply-carved foliage runs across the top of the relief.
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Date: 1290/1330
Creator: Maitani, Lorenzo
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A God of the Sea

Description: The patina on the head is black and the man's gaze is straight up and to the subject's right. The man has a full head of longish hair and a mustache and beard. He appears about middle age. The head is mounted on a cylindrical pedestal base.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Donatello
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A God of the Sea

Description: The head is realistically rendered. The man has longish hair and a mustache and beard. The head is mounted on a cylindrical base and the man appears to be about middle age.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Donatello
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Pieta

Description: A sculpture of the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus.
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Date: 1500~
Creator: Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
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Young Saint John

Description: The marble bust depicts a young man looking to his left. The sculpture is not painted and is set on a marble base the echoes the silhouette of the bottom of the bust. The young boy's hair is curled and his clothing is depicted in detail.
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Date: unknown
Creator: Mino da Fiesole
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Mandora

Description: The narrow body musical instrument has a highly carved body with two standing figures.
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Date: 1420~
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