Saturday, July 30, 2005


Troubadours and Courtly Love

A short description of the troubadours and courtly Love--scroll down and listen to a beautiful recording of "Ce fu en mai."

Friday, July 22, 2005


Faust - Melvyn Bragg's IN OUR TIME

Melvyn Bragg hosts roundtable discussions on the history of ideas in the always excellent BBC Radio 4 program IN OUR TIME. This show from the archives, Dec. 23, 2004, which you can listen to in its entirety online, is all about Faust or this one about Christopher Marlowe.

Monday, July 18, 2005


A Brief History of Classical Arcadia

Marc-Andre Wiesmann, Professor of French and Classics, in the Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Skidmore College, provides an excellent brief background on the origins of classical Arcadia, which may give you some insight into the pastoral mode as it is used by the writers in the English Renaissance.

Saturday, July 16, 2005


An essay on the pastoral ideal in the Renaissance

Essay on the pastoral by Michael Everton: "Style: Critical thumbprints in Arcadia: Renaissance pastoral and the process of critique"

Thursday, July 14, 2005


Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal

The Virginia Historical Society has put together an interesting website called Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal. Some very interesting materials here!

Monday, July 04, 2005


Article: Utopia as Mirror for a Life and Times

Utopia as Mirror for a Life and Times, a conference paper by Richard Marius, Keynote Address, Loyola College of Baltimore, Maryland. 2 March 1995.


Thomas More Society

A nice page devoted to the study of Thomas More. You might find the section called More about More especially useful.

Sunday, July 03, 2005


Renaissance Editions - Online Library (1477-1799)

Renaissance Editions is a one-stop online library of 193 titles, all "works printed in English between the years 1477-1799."

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