Civilization Renaissance Italy / Edition 3

Civilization Renaissance Italy / Edition 3

by Jacob Burckhardt, Ludwig Goldscheider, S. G. Middlemore
     
 

Published in 1860, Burckhardt's work redefined our sense of the European past, wholly reinterpreting what has since been known simply as the Italian Renaissance. With unsurpassed erudition, Burckhardt illuminates a world of artistic and cultural ferment, innovation, and discovery; of revived humanism; of fierce tensions between church and empire; and of the birth of… See more details below

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Published in 1860, Burckhardt's work redefined our sense of the European past, wholly reinterpreting what has since been known simply as the Italian Renaissance. With unsurpassed erudition, Burckhardt illuminates a world of artistic and cultural ferment, innovation, and discovery; of revived humanism; of fierce tensions between church and empire; and of the birth of both the modern state and the modern individual. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy remains the single most important and influential account of this crucial moment in the history of the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714833637
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Arts and Letters Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.37(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Pt. 1The State as a Work of Art
Despots of the Fourteenth Century7
Despots of the Fifteenth Century12
The Smaller Despotisms20
The Greater Dynasties26
The Opponents of the Despots40
The Republics: Venice and Florence45
Foreign Policy64
War as a Work of Art70
The Papacy72
Patriotism89
Pt. 2The Development of the Individual
Personality93
Glory100
Ridicule and Wit107
Pt. 3The Revival of Antiquity
The Ruins of Rome125
The Classics132
The Humanists139
Universities and Schools143
Propagators of Antiquity148
Reproduction of Antiquity: Epistolography: Latin Orators157
The Treatise, and History in Latin165
Antiquity as the Common Source169
Neo-Latin Poetry174
Fall of the Humanists in the Sixteenth Century185
Pt. 4The Discovery of the World and of Man
Journeys of the Italians197
The Natural Sciences in Italy200
Discovery of the Beauty of Landscape205
Discovery of Man212
Biography in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance228
Description of the Outward Man238
Description of Human Life242
Pt. 5Society and Festivals
Equality of Classes249
Costumes and Fashions256
Language and Society261
Social Etiquette266
Education of the "Cortigiano"269
Music271
Equality of Men and Women274
Domestic Life278
Festivals280
Pt. 6Morality and Religion
Morality of Judgement299
Morality and Immorality300
Religion in Daily Life319
Strength of the Old Faith338
Religion and the Spirit of the Renaissance345
Influence of Ancient Superstition356
General Spirit of Doubt380
Afterword389
Index395

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