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The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1995.
Series: Arts & letters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book was Burckhardt's major contribution to cultural history and was first published in 1860. The work covers the period from the birth of Dante to the death of Michelangelo, and is divided into 6 sections, covering a whole range of topics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897.
Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy.
London : Phaidon, 1995
(OCoLC)604914954
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Burckhardt
ISBN: 0714833630 9780714833637
OCLC Number: 35134809
Language Note: Translation of: Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien.
Notes: Translation of: Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien.
"First published 1945. First paperback edition 1981"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 506 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 19 cm.
Contents: Biographical Note --
Introduction --
A Note on the Text --
pt. 1. The State as a Work of Art --
Despots of the Fourteenth Century --
Despots of the Fifteenth Century --
The Smaller Despotisms --
The Greater Dynasties --
The Opponents of the Despots --
The Republics: Venice and Florence --
Foreign Policy --
War as a Work of Art --
The Papacy --
Patriotism --
pt. 2. The Development of the Individual --
Personality --
Glory --
Ridicule and Wit --
pt. 3. The Revival of Antiquity --
The Ruins of Rome --
The Classics --
The Humanists --
Universities and Schools --
Propagators of Antiquity --
Reproduction of Antiquity: Epistolography: Latin Orators --
The Treatise, and History in Latin --
Antiquity as the Common Source --
Neo-Latin Poetry --
Fall of the Humanists in the Sixteenth Century --
pt. 4. The Discovery of the World and of Man --
Journeys of the Italians --
The Natural Sciences in Italy --
Discovery of the Beauty of Landscape --
Discovery of Man --
Biography in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance --
Description of the Outward Man --
Description of Human Life --
pt. 5. Society and Festivals --
Equality of Classes --
Costumes and Fashions --
Language and Society --
Social Etiquette --
Education of the "Cortigiano" --
Music --
Equality of Men and Women --
Domestic Life --
Festivals --
pt. 6. Morality and Religion --
Morality of Judgement --
Morality and Immorality --
Religion in Daily Life --
Strength of the Old Faith --
Religion and the Spirit of the Renaissance --
Influence of Ancient Superstition --
General Spirit of Doubt --
Afterword --
Index.
Series Title: Arts & letters.
Other Titles: Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
Responsibility: Jacob Burckhardt.

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"Mini-triumphs of contemporary design... The words contained within these gem-like covers are lapidary as well."-Times Literary Supplement

 
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