Discuss Renaissance prose,who were its main authors?



 

Renaissance – roughly 1485-1660
The most known/influential authors of Renaissance prose were:
– Sir Francis Bacon
o Essays
o The Advancement of Learning
o Novum Organum
o New Atlantis
– Richard Hooker
o Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
– Sir Thomas More
o Utopia
– Sir Walter Raleigh
o The Discovery of Guiana
o The History of the World
– Thomas Nashe
o Pierce Penniless
o The Anatomy of Absurdity
o The Unfortunate Traveler
– Robert Burton
o The Anatomy of Melancholy
In the Renaissance, people’s mentalities changed: because of discoveries & inventions in different fields they started measuring the world around them, discovering the visible + invisible world. Travel writing was becoming popular.
Authors included various topics – politics, social structure, religion & religion vs. science, ethics, morality, the human mind… so basically, more focus on Man and less on God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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