This book is designed to accompany the nationally televised PBS series of six films, entitled THE RENAISSANCE. For instructors using the films, the text will be indispensable, as there is no alternative available so specifically geared to their needs. The book integrates the film series into a history course in a way that makes the subject comprehensible within a broad context. In addition to the historical chapters and the chronological overview, all related to the subjects of the film, the book includes illustrations, maps, and primary documents which can be used for teaching.
Chapters are organized according to the six filmsCHAPTER 1: Introduction and Chronological Overview of the Renaissance CHAPTER 2: "The Prince": Renaissance Political Theory CHAPTER 3: "The Warrior": Renaissance Military and Social History CHAPTER 4: "The Dissenter": Renaissance Religious History CHAPTER 5: "The Artist": The History of Art and the Role of the Artist during the Renaissance CHAPTER 6: "The Merchant": Economic History and the Rise of Capitalism CHAPTER 7: "The Scientist": The Scientific Revolution and its Consequences CHAPTER 8: Conclusion: The Continuing Influence of the Renaissance in the Modern World.}