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The Renaissance World

Edited by: John Jeffries Martin

Print publication date:  August  2007
Online publication date:  January  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415332590
eBook ISBN: 9780203401163
Adobe ISBN: 9781136894046

10.4324/9780203401163
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Book description

With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for many aspects of the modern world.

Collating thirty-four essays from the field's leading scholars, John Jeffries Martin shows that this period of rapid and complex change resulted from a convergence of a new set of social, economic and technological forces alongside a cluster of interrelated practices including painting, sculpture, humanism and science, in which the elites engaged.

Unique in its balance of emphasis on elite and popular culture, on humanism and society, and on women as well as men, The Renaissance World grapples with issues as diverse as Renaissance patronage and the development of the slave trade.

Beginning with a section on the antecedents of the Renaissance world, and ending with its lasting influence, this book is an invaluable read, which students and scholars of history and the Renaissance will dip into again and again.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Rome at the Center of a Civilization Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Framing and Mirroring the World Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Black Death, Tragedy, and Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Manufacture and Movement of Goods Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cities, Towns, and New Forms of Culture Download PDF
Chapter  7:  European Expansion and the New Order of Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Invention of Europe Download PDF
Chapter  9:  José De Acosta Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Circulation of Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Virgil and Homer in Poland Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Montaigne in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  "Shared Studies Foster Friendship" Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Niccolò Machiavelli and Thomas More Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Courts, Art, and Power Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Imperial Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Renaissance Triumphalism in Art Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Ottoman Empire Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Religious Authority and Ecclesiastical Governance Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Mothers and Children Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Renaissance Goes up in Smoke Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Human Exceptionalism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Worthy of Faith? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Renaissance Portrait Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Objects and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Food Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Shakespeare's Dream of Retirement Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Speaking Books, Moving Images Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Religious Minorities Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Humanism and the Dream of Christian Unity Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Christian Reform and its Discontents Download PDF
Chapter  32:  A Tale of Two Tribunals Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Christianity in Sixteenth-Century Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Toward a Sacramental Poetics  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Sun at the Center of the World Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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