Renaissance man

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Renaissance man

One who possesses skills and knowledge in many different areas. Bob can fix cars, repair computers, and talk about anything from physics to philosophy. He's an all-around Renaissance man.
See also: man
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This is not new terminology; Pamela Benson, in her book The Invention of the Renaissance Woman, terms Boccaccio's De mulieribus "pro-feminist rather than feminist," but she uses the term to signify the paradoxical subversion of female praise, praise that is necessarily "short-circuited" by the social and cultural limitations of the times (Pennsylvania State UP, 1992, p.
ITALIAN researchers edge closer to solving one of art history's great mysteries - identifying the Renaissance woman who posed for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
This season, the Renaissance woman celebrates the 40th anniversary of her career with a year-long retrospective of performances, recordings, premieres, concerts and visual-art exhibitions.
All the same, the readings Rummel has chosen are inherently accessible and well-edited, providing a clear and balanced picture both of Erasmus's own considered doctrine on women and marriage and of the official cultural construction of the Renaissance woman in relation to patriarchal politics and culture.