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Hieroglyphs, Speaking Pictures, and the Law: The Context of Alciato's Emblems

Edited by Denis L. DRYSDALL, Preface by Jean Michel MASSING

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Early emblem studies were largely the province of iconographers. In the 1980s attention focussed on the emblem in seventeenth-century theatre, and a consequent tendency to define it in terms based on the practice of that time. A dispute at that time about what Alciato meant by his use of the term as the title for his epigrams has turned out to be ill-conceived and largely irrelevant. A principal intention of the se studies has been to avoid the anachronism and to understand how Alciato himself, his contemporaries, and the sixteenth century saw the emblem.

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Hieroglyphs, Speaking Pictures, and the Law: The Context of Alciato's Emblems

Hieroglyphs, Speaking Pictures, and the Law: The Context of Alciato's Emblems

Early emblem studies were largely the province of iconographers. In the 1980s attention focussed on the emblem in seventeenth-century theatre, and a consequent tendency to define it in terms based on the practice of that time...

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Acknowledgments
Preface

Andrea Alcialo: Pater et Princeps
Andrea Alciato: In Bifum: the Budding Humanist
The Emblems in Two Unnoticed Items of Alciato’s Correspondence
SYMBOLISM
Authorities for Symbolism in the Sixteenth Century
The Hieroglyphs at Bologna
Filippo Fasanini and his ‘Explanation of Sacred Leffers’
Devices as ‘Emblems’ before 1531
An Early Use of Devices: René Bertaut de la Grise, La Penitence damour
Budé and Bocchi on Symbols
The Emblem according to the Italian Impresa Theorists
Gavino Sambigucio and his Interpretation of Achille Bocchi’s ‘Hermathena’

EDUCATION
Self-Analysis al/d Self-Awareness: Alciato’s Advice to his Students
Defence and Illustration of the German Language: Wolfgang Hunger’s Preface to Alciato’s Emblems
Barthélemy Aneau: the Profitable and the Polemical
Presence and Absence of Ramus in Mignault’s Emblematics and Poetics

LAW
Alciato and the Grammarians: the Law and the Humanities in the Parergoniuris libri duodecim
A Lawyer’s Language Theory. Alciato’s De verborum significatione
‘The Good have Nothing to Fear from the Rich.’ Did Alciato really believe that?
Hercules Prince of Bastards and Alciato on Illegitimacy

APPENDIX
Selected Occurrences of the Word Emblema in Printed Works before Alciato

Title Hieroglyphs, Speaking Pictures, and the Law: The Context of Alciato's Emblems
Edition First Edition
Volume 16
Edited by Denis L. DRYSDALL
Preface by Jean Michel MASSING
Issue 39
Language Anglais
Title First Published 07/24/2013
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-0-852-61935-3
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9780852619353
Reference no. 39-16
Publication Date 07/24/2013
Nb of pages X - 318
Illustrations 5 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensions 145 x 210 cm
Weight 720 gr
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