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This series of three course texts and two anthologies, published in association with the Open University, under the title The Renaissance: A Cultural Enquiry, explores the Renaissance from the perspectives of history, literature, drama, religion, the history of art, philosophy, music, and political thought. Three of the books are published now; two more volumes will be published in the fall of 2000. Together the books provide students and general readers with an unprecedented analysis of this vital period.<P>The Renaissance, as both a period and a concept, continues to generate lively debate about its origins and influence on European culture and thought. Recent research has emphasized the need to look again at original texts, documents, and artifacts. Any new evaluation of the historical significance of the Renaissance requires attention to these kinds of primary evidence. This anthology responds to the impetus with an important collection of primary sources, selected to reflect the richness and wide variety of Renaissance studies.<P>The original texts are arranged thematically, and each is introduced by a brief headnote describing the author and the source. Sections of the volume are devoted to humanism and its impact on music, philosophy, and politics; Renaissance court culture; poetry and drama in Renaissance Britain; the Reformation; and science, magic, and witchcraft. Some of the texts are short and familiar, others — such as an early sixteenth-century demonology by Italian humanist Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola — appear here in translation for the first time. The anthology is illustrated throughout.

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This is a selection of Renaissance primary sources across a wide range of disciplines, including the impact of humanism, court patronage, poetry and drama in Britain, and science, magic and witchcraft. Each extract is introduced by a brief note describing the author and source.

Synopsis:

Current research on the Renaissance has emphasized the need to look again at the original texts, documents and artefacts which, taken together, constitute the primary source of evidence for the re-evaluation of its historical significance. This volume represents one attempt to reflect this renewal of interest in returning to first principles. The Anthology presents a series of carefully selected primary sources across a wide range of disciplines, ordered thematically and reflecting the interests of scholars in a variety of fields of Renaissance studies. There are sections on humanism and its impact on philosophy and politics; Renaissance court culture, with particular emphasis on the courts of northern Italy and the Kingdom of Hungary; poetry and drama in Renaissance Britain; the Reformation; and science, magic and witchcraft. While some of the extracts are short and familiar, others appear here, in translation, for the first time, including, for example, an early sixteenth-century demonology by the Italian humanist Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola. The volume is illustrated throughout and each extract is introduced by a brief headnote describing the author and the source. Peter Elmer is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in the History of Science and Techology, Nick Webb is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in Art History, and Roberta Wood is Course Manager in the Arts Faculty, all at the Open University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300082227
Editor:
Elmer, Peter; Webb, Nicholas; Wood, Roberta
Editor:
Webb, Nicholas
Editor:
Elmer, Peter
Editor:
Webb, Nicholas
Editor:
Wood, Roberta
Editor:
Elmer, Peter; Webb, Nicholas; Wood, Roberta
Author:
Webb, Nick
Author:
Webb, Nicholas
Author:
Wood, Roberta
Author:
Elmer, Peter
Editor:
Wood, Roberta
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven Conn. :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Europe Civilization.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Renaissance in Europe series
Series Volume:
105-413
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This is a selection of Renaissance primary sources across a wide range of disciplines, including the impact of humanism, court patronage, poetry and drama in Britain, and science, magic and witchcraft. Each extract is introduced by a brief note describing the author and source.
"Synopsis" by , Current research on the Renaissance has emphasized the need to look again at the original texts, documents and artefacts which, taken together, constitute the primary source of evidence for the re-evaluation of its historical significance. This volume represents one attempt to reflect this renewal of interest in returning to first principles. The Anthology presents a series of carefully selected primary sources across a wide range of disciplines, ordered thematically and reflecting the interests of scholars in a variety of fields of Renaissance studies. There are sections on humanism and its impact on philosophy and politics; Renaissance court culture, with particular emphasis on the courts of northern Italy and the Kingdom of Hungary; poetry and drama in Renaissance Britain; the Reformation; and science, magic and witchcraft. While some of the extracts are short and familiar, others appear here, in translation, for the first time, including, for example, an early sixteenth-century demonology by the Italian humanist Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola. The volume is illustrated throughout and each extract is introduced by a brief headnote describing the author and the source. Peter Elmer is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in the History of Science and Techology, Nick Webb is Staff Tutor and Lecturer in Art History, and Roberta Wood is Course Manager in the Arts Faculty, all at the Open University.
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