Italian Renaissance, The: The Origins of Intellectual and Artistic Change Before the Reformation

Italian Renaissance, The: The Origins of Intellectual and Artistic Change Before the Reformation

by John Stephens

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ISBN-13: 9781317871330
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

JOHN STEPHENS spent ten years in television, and was executive producer of Gossip Girls and a writer for Gilmore Girls and The O.C.  He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and was inspired to write novels for children after reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.

Table of Contents

List of plates.  List of figures.  Preface.  Part 1: Humanism.  1. Introduction.  2. Concepts and assumptions.  3. Humanitas.  4. The source of Humanitas.  5. Petrarch and his successors.  Part 2: The artist, the patron and the sources of artistic change.  6. Introduction.  7. Theories.  8. Artistic innovation and the artist's relations.  9. The influence of humanistic ideas.  10. Conclusions.  Part 3: The achievement of the Italian Renaissance.  11. Man and society.  12. The intellectual and the ideal of intellectual.  13. Classical scholarship.  14. Historiography.  15. Renaissance and reform.  Postcript: Future Prospects.  Bibliography.  Index.

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