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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Marc Bizer


The historical and cultural particularities of sixteenth-century France made interpretations of Homer of the period particularly rich in implications for a study of the interrelationship between textual and political authority in early modern Europe. While Homeric epic found political applications in other Renaissance states, notably those in Italy, nowhere else was Homer read in such a systematic and political fashion as in France. All of the writers considered in this book, from Guillaume Budé to Joachim Du Bellay and Etienne de la Boétie, from the Catholic Jean Begat to the Huguenot Jean de ... More

Keywords: humanism, Homer, prudence, Guillaume Budé, Pléiade, Michel de Montaigne, Etienne de la Boétie, religious tolerance France, reformation France, political authority

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199731565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Bizer, author
University of Texas at Austin

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