Reviews Eisenbichler, Konrad, and Nicholas Terpstra, eds, The Renaissance in the Streets, Schools, and Studies: Essays in Honour of Paul F. Grendler (Essays and Studies, 16), Toronto, Centre for Reformation & Renaissance Studies, 2008; paperback; pp. 373; 15 b/w illustrations, 8 colour plates; R.R.P. US$25.00; ISBN 9780772720429. The primary purpose of this volume is to honour, as scholar, teacher and lover of his subject, Paul Grendler, the distinguished North American historian of the Renaissance. Secondly, by tracing his seminal contributions to the field, during his time at the University of Toronto (1964-98) and after, the book provides an overview of the changes that have taken place in it. The contributors are friends, colleagues and former students, all of whose work intersects with the honorand's wide range of interests. In this respect, a better guide to the contents than the book title are the section titles: The Varieties of Teaching, Humanism and Politics, Shaping Reform, Art and Life, The Renaissance in the Modern World. Framing the book, the Introductory Note and the concluding sections include affectionate narratives of Paul Grendler's intellectual development how he came to the Italian Renaissance, the sometimes serendipitous directions he followed, and the institutional
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Published: Jan 21, 2009
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