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A short history of Renaissance Italy

Author: Lisa Kaborycha
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Edition no. 1View all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Kaborycha
ISBN: 9780136054849 0136054846
OCLC Number: 664115085
Description: xx, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Out of the ashes : the rise of the communes and Florence in the age of Dante --
The crises of the fourteenth century : climatic, epidemic, demographic disasters --
Back to the future : Italian humanists recover the classical past --
Caput mundi again? Rome from Cola de Rienzo to Pius II --
Hearth and home : lay piety, women, and the family --
Lords of the Renaissance : the Medici, Visconti, and Sforza dynasties through 1466 --
The Mezzogiorno : the "other renaissance" in Naples and Sicily --
La Serenissima : when Venice rules the seas --
Magnificent Florence : life under Lorenzo De' Medici, 1469-1492 --
1494 : the beginning of the calamities of Italy --
Paradoxes of the High Renaissance : art in a time of turmoil --
The 1527 Sack of Rome and its aftermath : courtiers and courteseans in High Renaissance literature --
Reformations : political, religious, and artistic upheaval, 1530-1563 --
The "Imperial Renaissance" : Italy during the Spanish peace, 1559-1598 --
Celestial revolutions : heaven and Earth collide at the turn of the seventeenth century.
Responsibility: Lisa Kaborycha ; foreword by Gene A. Brucker.


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Dr. Kaborycha's A Short History of Renaissance Italy is based on a thorough knowledge of current literature. She is aware of the controversies among scholars over the interpretation of this epoch. Read more...

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