The Italian Renaissance: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

The Italian Renaissance: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

by Paula Findlen
ISBN-10:
0631222839
ISBN-13:
9780631222835
Pub. Date:
11/18/2002
Publisher:
Wiley

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Overview

The Italian Renaissance: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

Thirteen of the most important critical essays on the Italian Renaissance are brought together in this volume.


  • Brings together critical essays on the Italian Renaissance.
  • Provides an ideal starting point for non-specialists studying this period.
  • Includes new research as well as classic interpretations.
  • Editorial apparatus helps students to engage with the material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631222835
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/18/2002
Series: Blackwell Essential Readings in History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 834,405
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Paula Findlen is Professor of Italian History at Stanford University. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Nelson Prize from the Renaissance Society of America. Her previous publications include Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (1994), for which she was awarded the 1995 Marraro Prize and the 1996 Pfizer Prize; Merchants and Marvels (2001) with Pamela Smith; and Beyond Florence (2003) with Michelle Fontaine and Duane Osheim. Her most recent book, A Fragmentary Past: The Making of Museums and the Making of the Renaissance, will appear shortly.

Table of Contents

Cover Illustration.

List of Illustrations.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Introduction.

1. Understanding the Italian Renaissance. (Paula Findlen).

Part II: Was there a Renaissance State?.

2 Civil Traditions in Premodern Italy. (Gene Brucker).

3 Cosimo de'Medici. Pater Patriae or Padrino?. (Anthony Molho).

Part III: Urban Life and Values.

4 'Kins, Friends and Neighbors': The Urban Territory of a Merchant Family in 1400. (Christiane Klapisch Zuber).

5 Sumptuary Law and Social Relations in Renaissance Italy. (Diane Owen Hughes).

6 The Virgin on the Street Corner: The Place of the Sacred in Italian Cities. (Edward Muir).

Part IV: Gender and Society.

7 'The Most Serious Duty'. Motherhood, Gender and Patrician Culture in Early Renaissance Venice. (Stanley Chojnacki).

8 Gender and Sexual Culture in Renaissance Italy. (Michael Rocke).

Part V: The Power of Knowledge.

9 Petrach's Conception of the 'Dark Ages'. (Theodor Mommsen).

10 Commerce with the Classics. (Anthony Grafton).

11 Isotta Nogarola: Women Humanists - Education for What? (Lisa Jardine).

Part VI: Patronage, Art and Culture.

12 Haroes and Their Workshops: Medici Patronage and the Problem of Shared Agency. (Melissa Meriam Bullard).

13 The Court Lady's Dilemma. Isabella d'Este and Art Collecting in the Renaissance. (Rose Marie San Juan).

Index.

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