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The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640

Author: William J Bouwsma
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2002, ©2000.
Series: Yale intellectual history of the West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Historian William J. Bouwsma here examines the conventional view of the European Renaissance as the root and foundation of modern culture, arguing instead that while it had a beginning and a climax,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Bouwsma
ISBN: 0300097174 9780300097177 0300085370 9780300085372
OCLC Number: 59498845
Description: xi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 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 arts.
Series Title: Yale intellectual history of the West.
Responsibility: William J. Bouwsma.


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