Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$34.41
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $29.40
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 20%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $29.40   
  • New (7) from $29.67   
  • Used (4) from $29.40   

Overview

In this updated edition of his account, Charles Nauert charts the rise of humanism as the distinctive culture of the social, political, and intellectual elites in Renaissance Europe. He traces humanism's emergence in the unique social and cultural conditions of fourteenth-century Italy and its gradual diffusion throughout the rest of Europe from the late fifteenth century onwards.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'… lucidly and elegantly written book … a fine example of that time-honored approach to the subject, intellectual and cultural history … [This book] is surely destined to establish itself quickly as the best introduction to the subject of Renaissance humanism. In particular, it will be essential reading for graduate students preparing for their comprehensive examinations and for instructors faced with the task of explaining humanism to their students.' James M. Estes, Sixteenth Century Journal

'One would have thought it impossible to write such a book, but Charles Nauert has done it … this book presents every important aspect of humanist culture, from Petrarch to Montaigne. All this is accomplished with deft authority and with disarming judiciousness … His book supersedes any previous attempt at such a synthesis, and each chapter, with its own bibliography, is a key to the several sub-fields included here … the writing is so clear that absolutely any reader, without any special preparation, can use this book as a first step toward mastering the field.' George Hupper, The Historian

'A student reading Nauert will get a comprehensive, intelligent, and eminently sensible discussion of the topic. [Nauert] effectively conveys the sweep of humanism over three centuries. He is notably excellent in discussing the sixteenth century … in every chapter of the book he convincingly brings out why and how the classical tradition played such an important role in Renaissance humanism.' John Monfasani, International Journal of the Classical Tradition

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521547819
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • Series: New Approaches to European History Series , #37
  • Edition description: Updated edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 372,096
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles G. Nauert is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His major publications include several essays on pre-Reformation academic and religious controversies and The Age of Renaissance and Reformation (1977).
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 The birth of humanist culture 8
2 Humanism becomes dominant 25
3 Humanism and Italian society 60
4 Crossing the Alps 102
5 Triumph and disaster 132
6 Humanism in the late Renaissance 172
7 The end of an age 200
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)