The Italian Renaissance [videorecording] /
taught by Kenneth Bartlett.
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2005.
6 videodiscs (1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
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Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2005.
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Pt. 1. The study of Italian Renaissance ; The enaissance : changing interpretations ; Italy : the cradle of the Renaissance ; The age of Dante : Guelfs and Ghibellines ; Petrarch and the foundations of humanism ; The recovery of antiquity ; Florence : the creation of the Republic ; Florence and civic humanism ; Florentine culture and society ; Renaissance education ; The Medici hegemony ; The Florence of Lorenzo de'Medici -- pt. 2. Venice : the most serene republic ; Renaissance Venice ; The Signori : Renaissance princes ; Urbino ; Castiglione and The book of the courtier ; Women in Renaissance Italy ; Neoplatonism ; Milan under the Visconti ; Milan under the Sforza ; The eternal city : Rome ; The rebuilding of Rome ; The Renaissance papacy -- pt. 3. The crisis : the French invasion of 1494 ; Florence in turmoil ; Savonarola and the Republic ; The Medici restored ; The sack of Rome, 1527 ; Niccolò Machiavelli ; Alessandro de'Medici ; The monarchy of Cosimo I ; Guicciardini and The history of Italy ; The Counter-Reformation ; The end of the Renaissance in Italy ; Echoes of the Renaissance.
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"Course Nr. 3970." -- Disc.
36 lectures in 3 parts, 30 min. each.
Accompanying course guidebooks include a glossary and annotated bibliographies.
Special features: Lecture chapters; Professor biography.
Lecturer: Professor Kenneth Bartlett.
When you think of the Italian Renaissance, chances are you think of what it gave us. The extraordinary sculptures of Michelangelo. The incomparable paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci. The immortal written works of Petrarch and Machiavelli. But have you ever wondered why? Why was there such an artistic, cultural, and intellectual explosion in Italy, beginning in the 14th century? Why did it occur in Italy and not some other part of Europe, and why did it happen predominantly in certain Italian city-states, such as Florence? Why did it ultimately fail in the middle of the 16th century? In the Italian Renaissance, Professor Kenneth Bartlett will answer these questions and more, helping you appreciate the Italian Renaissance as the moment in history when culture reached a point that is still very much with us, in the way we live our modern lives and in the extant Renaissance cities of contemporary Italy.
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Not rated.
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Gift to Victoria University Library (DVD set, copy 2). Friends of Victoria University Library.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-02-15:
Professor Bartlett (The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance) draws on his 25-plus years of study of the Italian Renaissance in this solid course. His erudite, scholarly analysis will help listeners better appreciate the Renaissance as the moment in history when culture reached a point that is still very much with us in the way we live our modern lives and in the current state of Renaissance cities of contemporary Italy. In these 36 concise lectures (each 30 minutes), Bartlett introduces the study and explains its changing interpretations over time, followed by always interesting explanations of the Italian cradle of the Renaissance, the Venetian republic, the eternal city of Rome, the sacking of Rome, and the counterreformation, among other topics. At the end of this extensive course, listeners will fully realize why there was such an explosion of creative culture, human ingenuity, economic development, and social experimentation in Italy beginning in the 14th century. A wonderful university learning experience for anyone interested in the Renaissance, including students enrolled in full-credit college courses. Essential for all university and major public libraries.-Dale Farris, Groves, TX Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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