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    DescriptionMore than ever before, 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 entire 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, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to 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 eastern neighbours offers us a timely perspective on the Renaissance that still has much to teach us today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jerry Brotton
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 127 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192801630
    ISBN 10: 0192801635

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    LC classification: CB361 .B73 2006
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    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2006
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    Author Information
    Dr Jerry Brotton is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, and author of 'The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection' (Pan Macmillan).
    Review quote
    Review from previous edition a young Turk who likes to entertain ... Brotton's book is full of arts and crafts ...engaging and alluring ...This is a Renaissance you can touch and feel Sunday Times energetic and committed agenda Financial Times offers some impressive fresh evidence Independent this is a Renaissance you can touch and feel Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; 1. A global Renaissance ; 2. The humanist script ; 3. Church and state ; 4. Brave New Worlds ; 5. Science and Philosophy ; 6. Rewriting the Renaissance ; Timeline ; Further Reading ; Index