The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento

The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento

by Guido Ruggiero
     
 

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This book offers a rich and exciting new way of thinking about the Italian Renaissance.See more details below

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This book offers a rich and exciting new way of thinking about the Italian Renaissance.

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"A master historian of the Renaissance offers us a fascinating new means of understanding and appreciating Italy’s cultural development in the period between the Ancient and the Modern world. This is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students across the disciplines as well as travelers off to explore the wonders of Italian civilization."
Joanne M. Ferraro, San Diego State University, author of Venice: History of the Floating City

"At a moment when many social and cultural historians have turned away from the very idea of the Italian Renaissance altogether or, at most, reduced it to an elitist movement, Ruggiero’s bold new synthesis calls on all of us to reconsider. Perhaps it still does make sense to think of the Renaissance as a decisive moment in the making of modern and even postmodern culture."
John Jeffries Martin, Duke University, North Carolina

"The most imaginative and compelling survey of the Italian Renaissance available now. Lively, informed and thought-provoking, it presents the newest research and the best of current approaches to literature and culture in a very readable style by a master historian at the top of his game."
Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521719384
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2014
Pages:
626
Sales rank:
738,289
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

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