The Renaissance Bazaar

The Renaissance Bazaar : From the Silk Road to Michelangelo

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The Renaissance stands as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the rest of the world. This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues that Europe's reciprocal relationship with its easter neighbours offers a timely perspective on the Renaissance as a moment of global inclusiveness that still has much to teach us today.

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 161 x 242.3 x 22.9mm | 598.75g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 b&w halftones, 8pp colour plates
  • 0192802682
  • 9780192802682

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More than ever before, the Renaissance stands out as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600 European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the entire world. This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues that Europe's reciprocal relationship with its eastern neighbours offers us a timely perspective on the Renaissance as a moment of global inclusiveness that still has much to teach us today.

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About Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton is a Lecturer in English at the University of London. He is the author of Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World and Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West (with Lisa Jardine).

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