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The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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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.

In this wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance, Jerry Brotton shows the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement, cultural experimentation, and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. Brotton skillfully guides us through the key issues that defined the Renaissance 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 there are significant parallels between the Renaissance and our own era. This is the first clear and concise account of the Renaissance as a global phenomenon, an important new vision of the Renaissance for the 21st century written by a young Renaissance scholar of a new generation.

About the Author

Dr. Jerry Brotton is a Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A global Renaissance

2. The humanist script

3. Church and state

4. Putting Things into Perspective

5. Brave New Worlds

6. Experiments, dreams, and performances

Timeline

References

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192801630
Author:
Brotton, Jerry
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Jerry
Subject:
History
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
East and West
Subject:
History, World | European
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
revised
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 halftones
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.68x5.06x.37 in. .30 lbs.

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