The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad / Edition 1

The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad / Edition 1

by John Jeffries Martin
     
 

Including the most recent scholarship on the history of the Renaissance, this book examines politics, society, identity, gender, religion and science, and focuses on not only Italian developments in this crucial period of change, but also on aspects in Germany, France and England.

With contributions from the most highly regarded scholars in the field, the book

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Including the most recent scholarship on the history of the Renaissance, this book examines politics, society, identity, gender, religion and science, and focuses on not only Italian developments in this crucial period of change, but also on aspects in Germany, France and England.

With contributions from the most highly regarded scholars in the field, the book studies humanists, artists and people and explores how how these people and places helped shape modernity.

From the history of the body, to the new ways of thinking about the relation of culture to power, students of the Renaissance will find this an essential addition to their reading lists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415260633
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/14/2003
Series:
Rewriting Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction - The Renaissance: Between Myth and History - John Jeffries Martin Part 1: The Renaissance paradigm in crisis 2. The Renaissance and the Drama of Western History - William James Bouwsma Part 2: Politics, language and power 3. The Dialogue of Power in Florentine Politics - John M. Najemy 4. The 'Baron Thesis' - James Hankins 5. Geographies of Power: the Territorial State in Early Modern Italy - Elena Fasano Guarini Part 3: Individualism, identity and gender 6. Burcjhardy Revisited from Social History - Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. 7. Psychoanalysis and Renaissance Culture - Stephen Greenblatt 8. Gender and Sexual Culture in Renaissance Italy - Michael Rocke 9. The Single Self: Feminist Thought and the Marriage Market in Early Modern Venice - Virginia Cox Part 4: Art, Science and Humanism 10. Historia and Istoria: Alberti's Terminology in Context - Anthony Grafton 11. The Criminal and the Saintly Body: Autopsy and Dissection in Renaissance Italy - Katharine Park 12. Friendship Portrayed: a New Account of Utopia - David Wootton Part 5. Religion: Tradition and Innovation 13. The Virgin on the Street Corner: the Place of the Sacred in Italian Cities - Edward Muir 14. 'Civilized religion': from Renaissance to Reformation and Counter-Reformation - Euan Cameron

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