Publications [#241762] of John J. Martin

Edited Volumes

  1. Martin, JJ, The Myth of Renaissance Individualism, Early Modern History: Society and Culture (December, 2007), pp. 208-224, BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD, ISBN 0631215247
    (last updated on 2019/08/26)

    Author's Comments:
    A paperback edition was published in 2006

    The idea that the Renaissance witnessed the emergence of the modern individual remains a powerful myth. In this important new book Martin examines the Renaissance self with attention to both social history and literary theory and offers a new typology of Renaissance selfhood which was at once collective, performative and porous. At the same time, he stresses the layered qualities of the Renaissance self and the salient role of interiority and notions of inwardness in the shaping of identity.