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The Renaissance [electronic resource] : a very short introduction /
Jerry Brotton.
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Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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148 p. : ill.
ISBN
0192801635 (Paper)
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Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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0192801635 (Paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 16, 2007).
catalogue key
7372118
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-135) and index.
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'energetic and committed agenda'Financial Times
'energetic and committed agenda 'Financial Times
'offers some impressive fresh evidence'Independent
'Review from previous edition a young Turk who likes to entertain . . . Brotton's book is full of arts and crafts . . .engaging and alluring . . .This is a Renaissance you can touch and feel 'Sunday Times
'this is a Renaissance you can touch and feel'Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
'Review from previous edition a young Turk who likes to entertain . . . Brotton's book is full of arts and crafts . . .engaging and alluring . . .This is a Renaissance you can touch and feel'Sunday Times'energetic and committed agenda'Financial Times'offers some impressive fresh evidence'Independent'this is a Renaissance you can touch and feel'Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
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Summaries
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Exploring the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement & cultural experimentation & interaction on a global scale, this book guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, & literature, to the advances in science, trade & travel.
Main Description
More than ever before, the Renaissance stands as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the entire world. This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. It guides thereader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to advancements in the fields of science, trade, and travel. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues that Europe's reciprocalrelationship with its eastern neighbours offers us a timely perspective on the Renaissance that still has much to teach us today.
Main Description
More than ever before, the Renaissance stands as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600 European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the entire world. This wide-rangingexploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status.It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade, and travel. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues thatEurope's reciprocal relationship with its eastern neighbours offers us a timely perspective on the Renaissance as a moment of global inclusiveness that still has much to teach us today.
Main Description
More than ever before, the Renaissance stands out as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the entire world. In this wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance, Jerry Brotton shows the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement, cultural experimentation, and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. Brotton skillfully guides us through the key issues that defined the Renaissance period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to advancements in the fields of science, trade, and travel. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues that there are significant parallels between the Renaissance and our own era. This is the first clear and concise account of the Renaissance as a global phenomenon, an important new vision of the Renaissance for the 21st century written by a young Renaissance scholar of a new generation.
Main Description
This wide-ranging exploration of a defining period in world history sees the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement, cultural experimentation, and interaction on a global scale, existing alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. It guides the reader through the issues that defi ned the period, from its art, architecture and literature, to advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel.The book offers us a timely perspective by exploring Europe's reciprocal relationship with its eastern neighbours.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
A global Renaissancep. 19
The humanist scriptp. 38
Church and statep. 58
Brave new worldsp. 79
Science and philosophyp. 98
Rewriting the Renaissancep. 116
Timelinep. 129
Further readingp. 133
Indexp. 137
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