The Renaissance Complete

The Renaissance Complete

by Margaret Aston
     
 

"A masterwork." —The New York Times Book ReviewNo period has been more discussed and dissected than the Renaissance. Today's emphasis on the period's complexity—the way ideas, politics, religion, society, art, and science depend upon and affect one another.The Renaissance Complete brings the image to center stage. More than 1,000 illustrations focus on

Overview

"A masterwork." —The New York Times Book ReviewNo period has been more discussed and dissected than the Renaissance. Today's emphasis on the period's complexity—the way ideas, politics, religion, society, art, and science depend upon and affect one another.The Renaissance Complete brings the image to center stage. More than 1,000 illustrations focus on over 100 key topics, including the revival of classical learning, the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, philosophy, and the role of women. The scope is all-embracing: Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Germany, and the northern countries; courts and patrons; painters and sculptors; churchmen and traders; men, women, and children. An impressive information resource provides biographies, timelines, a gazetteer of museums and galleries, and an illustrated glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500284599
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
367
Sales rank:
1,132,791
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Aston is widely recognized as an authority on European history of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and has written extensively on the cultural and religious aspects of the period.

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