Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Literary system
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A. Definition and ancient origins

The Renaissance, with its rediscovery of Antiquity and its texts, not only brought to light many theoretical and poetological options that had been forgotten or ignored in the Middle Ages, but also restored many ancient literary genres to the limelight, or put them there for the first time (cf. Discovery, Rediscovery). The L. of the Renaissance thus came about through a reconciliation of practical and theoretical literary approaches and forms of the Middle Ages and Antiquity, and both spheres, rather than being con…

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Huss, Bernhard (Berlin), “Literary system”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004900>
First published online: 2015



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