The Renaissance in Europe: An Anthology

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$38.80
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (26) from $2.99   
  • New (5) from $37.53   
  • Used (21) from $2.99   

Overview

Current research on the Renaissance has emphasized the need to look again at the original texts, documents and artefacts which, taken together, constitute the primary source of evidence for the re-evaluation of its historical significance. This volume represents one attempt to reflect this renewal of interest in returning to first principles.

The Anthology presents a series of carefully selected primary sources across a wide range of disciplines, ordered thematically and reflecting the interests of scholars in a variety of fields of Renaissance studies.

There are sections on humanism and its impact on philosophy and politics; Renaissance court culture, with particular emphasis on the courts of northern Italy and the Kingdom of Hungary; poetry and drama in Renaissance Britain; the Reformation; and science, magic and witchcraft. While some of the extracts are short and familiar, others appear here, in translation, for the first time, including, for example, an early sixteenth-century demonology by the Italian humanist Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola. The volume is illustrated throughout and each extract is introduced by a brief headnote describing the author and the source.

Peter Elmer is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in the History of Science and Techology, Nick Webb is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in Art History, and Roberta Wood is Course Manager in the Arts Faculty, all at the Open University.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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.\
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300082227
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Renaissance in Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 426
  • Sales rank: 1,262,443
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)