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The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

Author: William J Bouwsma
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Series: Yale intellectual history of the West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historians have viewed intellectual and artistic achievement as a seamless progression in a single direction, with the Renaissance, as identified by Jacob Burckhardt, as the root and foundation of modern culture. But in this new analysis William Bouwsma rethinks the accepted view, arguing that while the Renaissance had a beginning and, unquestionably, a climax, it also had an ending." "Examining the careers of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bouwsma
ISBN: 0300085370 9780300085372
OCLC Number: 45103027
Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The cultural community of Europe --
The liberation of the self --
The liberation of knowing --
The liberation of time --
The liberation of space --
The liberation of politics --
The liberation of religion --
The worst of times --
Renaissance theater and the crisis of the self --
Toward a culture of order --
The reordered self --
The quest for certainty: from skepticism to science --
The decline of historical consciousness --
Order in society and government --
Order in religion --
Order in the arts.
Series Title: Yale intellectual history of the West.
Responsibility: William J. Bouwsma.

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Historians conventionally view intellectual and artistic achievement as a seamless progression in a single direction. William J. Bouwsma rethinks the accepted view, arguing that while the Renaissance  Read more...

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