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In this study Peter Burke distances himself from the traditional interpretation of the Renaissance as essentially Italian, self-consciously modern and easily separable from the Middle Ages. He emphasises the survival of medieval traditions and the process of the creative adaptation of classical forms and values to their new cultural and social contexts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The story is carried down to the seventeenth century and the diffusion and disintegration of what had once been a coherent movement. Illustrated with black and white plates, this edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent scholarship, has a fully revised bibliography and will provide the student with a stimulating introduction to the subject.

Table of Contents

List of Plates - Editor's Preface - The Myth of the Renaissance - Italy: Revival and Innovation - The Renaissance Abroad: or the Uses of Italy - The Disintegration of the Renaissance - Conclusion - Select Bibliography - Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312172305
Editor:
Overy, Richard
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Porter, Roy
Author:
Burke, Peter
Author:
Breuilly, John
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
History
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Studies in European History
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.258 in

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