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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.
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'Francisco Partners is the ideal partner for Renaissance through the next stage of the company's growth,' said Hamburger.
Those who follow Grendler, if there will be any, in exploring the Renaissance and popular culture, would probably want to look more closely than Grendler does at the broader questions raised by this book, among them what the relationship between scholarly and popular histories of our period should be.
School Renaissance is a commercially available K-12 comprehensive school reform program designed to help teachers use information to improve learning outcomes for their students (http://www.renlearn.com/).
Occasionally perhaps a technical term from renaissance history slips in unexplained, but rarely.
The Renaissance concludes with three supplemental sections not usually
The result of a conference held on the Harlem Renaissance in Paris in January, 1998, this book offers many fresh insights, and the prose is almost always lucid, an amusing irony in the latter instance since it has been the importation of French theory that has made so much American criticism opaque.
Renaissance Plaza, complete with a landscaped interior courtyard, community and laundry rooms and an attended 200-car parking garage, sits on what was city-owned vacant land now transformed through the innovative ANCHOR (Alliance for Neighborhood Commerce, Homeownership and Revitalization) Program administered by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the NYC Housing Partnership.
The strongest link to our own era is forged by the realization that the Renaissance is the birthplace of modern good intentions.
Reading Renaissance is a commercially available program for tracking and guiding silent-sustained reading (Paul, 2003).
After a brilliant synthetic essay on Trecento Venice, Tenenti returns to his earlier concern with death in the Renaissance with a discussion of the Black Death and its political, economic, and cultural effects on Venice in the second half of the fourteenth century.
Without a doubt, the premier development in the area has been Renaissance Plaza, the largest new residential development in Harlem in more than 20 years and one of the largest mixed-use properties in New York City.
Indeed, Helbling's most insightful literary analyses are those that center upon Home to Harlem (1928) and Banana Bottom (1932), in which he sees Ray's and Jake's relationship to "place" (Harlem, Haiti), or Bita's relationship to the "folk," as raising questions that haunt the Renaissance itself.
Differing from many previous critics who have tended to see Jean Marot as a medieval relic and his son Clement as a Renaissance innovator, Rigolot insists on the continuity between the two.
This essay both presents educators with an overview of ecocritical approaches to Renaissance literature, as well as suggests ways they may be brought into the classroom.
Scholars have long commented on the importance of the Irish Renaissance of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century as a model for African American artists and intellectuals theorizing what a "New Negro" political and cultural "renaissance" might be during the 1920s.