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The Renaissance

1st Edition

Edited by Robert Black


1,752 pages

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Hardback: 9780415361972
pub: 2006-06-21
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Contemporaries in Europe from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century saw the Renaissance as a crucial time of change, and ever since then most historians have agreed that this period marked a decisive watershed in the transition from the medieval to the modern world. The nature of this transformation, however, has been consistently and keenly debated since the first signs of the Renaissance emerged in late-medieval Italy.

This collection follows current historical thought on the movement by returning to the concepts and terminology used by Renaissance contemporaries themselves – signalling a powerful revival of the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries’ interpretation that the Renaissance was essentially the rebirth of classical antiquity.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Definitions and Origins; Petrarch Volume II: Establishment of the Renaissance in Florence, Italy and Europe Volume III: The Renaissance and the Disciplines Volume IV: Anti-Humanism and Anti-Renaissance

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

The Critical Concepts in Historical Studies series spans a broad period of history, with titles ranging from The Celtic World through to Genocide, the series focusses not on one single era, but rather draws upon some of the most significant events in our history. The latest edition to this series, Slavery, examines the history of the slave trade across 4 volumes.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Medieval