The Renaissance in Europe / Edition 1

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An essential reference for any student of the Renaissance, this book is a collection of readings on one of the most fascinating periods of Western development. Eminent scholars explore themes of humanism, structures of authority, and levels of culture among different social orders, assessing current knowledge and offering new interpretations.
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Yale University, in association with the Open University in London, has released three volumes of its five-volume "The Renaissance: A Cultural Enquiry" series, which will comprise two anthologies and three course texts. The goal of the series is to explore the Renaissance from the perspectives of political thought, history, philosophy, religion, music, art, drama, and literature. The first volume, The Impact of Humanism, examines the continuing relevance of Jacob Burckhardt's seminal 1860 work, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (Phaidon Pr., 1995). The Renaissance in Europe: An Anthology presents a selection of primary sources illuminating a wide range of subjects, from a Sforza banquet menu to Luther's The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. The third volume, The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader, considers the importance of the Renaissance to the development of Western Civilization by presenting over 30 readings by leading scholars on the themes of humanism, authority, and the roles of men and women. The last two volumes, Courts, Patrons and Poets and Challenges to Authority, will be published in fall 2000. This thoroughgoing series will be of use primarily to students and scholars of the Renaissance. Recommended for academic libraries with significant collections of Renaissance studies.--Robert Andrews, Duluth P.L., MN Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300082234
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Renaissance in Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction 1
Sect. 1 The Impact of Humanism 3
Sect. 2 Courts, Patrons and Poets 113
Sect. 3 Challenges to Authority 211
Index 364
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