Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies

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Renaissance Studies is a historiography textbook with a twist. At the heart of the book are six key themes the novelty of the renaissance, the instruments of diffusion, the influx from the Middle East and Asia, the 'quest', cultures and structures and the sacred and profane. Each chapter provides a general view of the specific area of its remit, its proponents, the documentary sources in question, and the significant research tools that are being used or developed for answering some of the major questions in renaissance studies. By focusing on some of the most powerful forces driving human activity, this book conveys the excitement of a period that has fascinated generations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 30 black & white halftones
  • 1138944092
  • 9781138944091

Table of contents

1. The perspective on the past 2. The emergence of humanism 3. Visual arts and competences 4. The observation of nature 5. Music and musicians 6. Literature 7. Collecting and accumulating 8. Philosophy and the liberal arts 9. The forms of faith 10. Religion and the occult 11. Statebuilding and its ramifications 12. Warfare and violence 13. Geographical discovery 14. The first modern world system 15. Early modern news and newsmakers 16. Emotions 17. Family and community life 18. Gender role formation 19. Death and the subject 20. Digital Renaissance 21. The afterlife of the Renaissance.
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