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The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

Author: Jacob Burckhardt
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 1995.
Series: Arts & letters.
Edition/Format:   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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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: The state as a work of art; the development of the individual; the revival of antiquity; the discovery of the world and of man; society and festivals; morality and religon. Appendices - civilization of the Renaissance illustrated by monuments of art.
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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