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A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe.

Author: Margaret L King
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2016.
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Margaret L. King's richly illustrated social history of the Renaissance succeeds as a trusted resource, introducing readers to Europe between 1300 - 1700, as well as to the problems of cultural renewal.
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King, Margaret L.
A Short History of the Renaissance in Europe.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret L King
ISBN: 9781487593117 1487593112
OCLC Number: 999637124
Notes: FOCUS: New Visions.
Description: 1 online resource (453 pages)
Contents: List of Maps; Illustrations; Figures; Graphs; Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Contemporary Views; The Modern Understanding of the Renaissance; The "Small" Renaissance; The "Medium" Renaissance; The "Large" Renaissance; "Early Modern" versus "Renaissance"; The Renaissance presence in "Early Modern" History; The Renaissance and This Book; The Structure of This Book; Features; You, the Audience; ONE: Italy and Rome: From Roman Republic to Secondo Popolo (c. 500 BCE-c. 1300 CE); The Romanization of Italy; Invasion and Destruction; Early Migrations; FOCUS: Monte Cassino. Germanic IncursionsCathedral and Monastery; The Authority of the Bishops; The Origins of Monastic Life; Emperor and Pope; The Development of the Holy Roman Empire; Gregory VII and the Drive for Papal Supremacy; Commerce and Reurbanization; Decline of the Roman Economy; VOICES: How to Succeed in Business; The Flourishing of Maritime Trade; The Expansion of Trading Networks; The Communal Revolution; Alliance of the Magnates; Triumph of the Lombard League; The Coming of the Popolo; Merchant Guilds; FOCUS: The Battle of Legnano; Conflict between Pope and Emperor; The Rebellion of the Popolo. ConclusionSuggested Readings; TWO: An Age of Republics (c. 1250-c. 1350); Florence: Banking and Wool; Banking; FOCUS: Florence; Wool and the Wool Guilds; The Guilds and Civic Life; Revolt of the Ciompi; FOCUS: Venice ; Venice: Shipbuilding and Trade; The Growth of Venice; Shipbuilding and the State; The Venetian Nobility; Urban Renewal: Walls, Buildings, and Spaces; Walls; Buildings; Vita Civile: Urban Culture in a Republican Age; The Jurists; The Secretaries; VOICES: Yearning to Be Free; Dante and Giotto: Innovators before the Dawn of the Renaissance; Dante Alighieri; Giotto di Bondone. VOICES: Petrarch's Letter "To Posterity"Boccaccio and Petrarch: Inaugurators of Renaissance Thought; Boccaccio; Petrarch; Republics and Principalities; The Black Death; Conclusion; Suggested Readings; THREE: Human Dignity and Humanist Studies: The Career of Humanism (c. 1350-c. 1530); The Recovery of Classical Antiquity; FOCUS: Personal Space; Roman Works; Greek Works; The "Studies of Humanity"; The Idea of Humanist Education; Humanist Educational Treatises; The Dignity of Man; Giannozzo Manetti; Pico della Mirandola; Civic Humanism; VOICES: Barbaro and Pico. Proposing New Values: Poggio and VallaPraising the City: Bruni; VOICES: Valla's Logic; Women and Humanism; Early Female Humanists; Later Female Humanists: Nogarola, Cereta, Fedele; VOICES: Women and Humanism in Renaissance Italy; Humanism, Philosophy, and Scholarship; Philosophy: Aristotle and Plato; Other Schools; Printing; Textual Scholarship; The Sociology of Humanism; FOCUS: Aldine Editions; Conclusion; Suggested Readings; FOUR: New Visions (c. 1350-c. 1530); Breakthroughs in Style; Perspective: The Artful Construction of Reality; Patronage and Patrons; Types of Patronage.
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Margaret L. King's richly illustrated social history of the Renaissance succeeds as a trusted resource, introducing readers to Europe between 1300-1700, as well as to the problems of cultural renewal.

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