Renaissances: The One or the Many? / Edition 1

Renaissances: The One or the Many? / Edition 1

by Jack Goody
     
 

Addresses a core historical question: does the European Renaissance deserve its status at the heart of our notions of modernity?See more details below

Overview

Addresses a core historical question: does the European Renaissance deserve its status at the heart of our notions of modernity?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521745161
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Goody is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology in the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. Recently knighted by Her Majesty The Queen for services to anthropology, Professor Goody has researched and taught all over the world, is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 1980 was made a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

List of plates viii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1 The idea of a renaissance 7

2 Montpellier and medicine in Europe 43

3 Religion and the secular 62

4 Rebirth in Islam S. Fennell 94

5 Emancipation and efflorescence in Judaism 145

6 Cultural continuity in India S. Fennell 161

7 Renaissance in China S. Fennell 198

8 Were renascences only European? 241

Appendices

1 Chronologies of Islam, India and China 275

Dynasties of Islam 276

Events in Islamic history, 622-1334 278

Periods of Indian history 279

Chinese dynasties 282

2 Four learned men 284

3 The Bagre 286

References 288

Index 304

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