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The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad

The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad

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.

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'This is a most welcome volume for students of the Renaissance. The essays collected here are of high quality and they fit together well, illustrating both the diversity of Renaissance culture and the variety of scholarly approaches to it. It would be a pleasure to teach a course on the basis of this collection.'- - Peter Burke, University of Cambridge

'This volume brings together a group of stimulating articles by distinguished scholars, each offering an original, penetrating view of the major issues confronting the Renaissance historian. It serves as a uniquely valuable introduction to the major debates in the field for anyone who wishes to know more about a fascinating and complex era that formed the basis for the modern age.'- Patricia Fortini Brown, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415260626
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Rewriting Histories Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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