Renaissance Thought: A Reader

Renaissance Thought: A Reader

by Robert Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 041520593X

ISBN-13: 9780415205931

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Renaissance Thought is a fascinating collection of essays on the Renaissance, focusing on humanism and thought. The concept of the Renaissance has always been challenging to define and this book enables a deeper understanding of the essential features of the Renaissance and humanism. Knowledge of Renaissance thought illuminates other key aspects of

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Renaissance Thought is a fascinating collection of essays on the Renaissance, focusing on humanism and thought. The concept of the Renaissance has always been challenging to define and this book enables a deeper understanding of the essential features of the Renaissance and humanism. Knowledge of Renaissance thought illuminates other key aspects of Renaissance culture such as philology, political thought and scholastic and platonic philosophy.

Renaissance Thought explores all the important themes and influential figures including:

* humanism and scholasticism
* the scholarship of Politician
* printers and readers in Italy
* Ptolemy of Lucca
* Petrarch
* Florentine constitutionalism and Medici ascendancy
* the humanist challenge to medieval German culture.

This collection of articles is essential reading for students of the Renaissance. The book will allow readers to contribute to the debate on the Renaissance, a theme which has never ceased to stimulate intellectual interest since the earliest days of the Renaissance itself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415205931
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Readers in History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Renaissance and Humanism 2. Renaissance Scholarship and Learning 3. Political Thought and 'civic humanism' 4. Renaissance Philosphy 5. Spread of Humanism

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