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The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissance (Cambridge Companions to Culture)

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Edited by Michael Wyatt
Cambridge University Press, 6/26/2014
EAN 9780521876063, ISBN10: 0521876060

Hardcover, 472 pages, 23.5 x 15.7 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

The Renaissance in Italy continues to exercise a powerful hold on the popular imagination and on scholarly enquiry. This Companion presents a lively, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and current approach to the period that extends in Italy from the turn of the fourteenth century through the latter decades of the sixteenth. Addressed to students, scholars, and non-specialists, it introduces the richly varied materials and phenomena as well as the different methodologies through which the Renaissance is studied today both in the English-speaking world and in Italy. The chapters are organized around axes of humanism, historiography, and cultural production, and cover a wide variety of areas including literature, science, music, religion, technology, artistic production, and economics. The diffusion of the Renaissance throughout Italian territories is emphasized. Overall, the Companion provides an essential overview of a period that witnessed both a significant revalidation of the classical past and the development of new, vernacular, and increasingly secular values.

Renaissances Michael Wyatt
1. Artistic geographies Stephen J. Campbell
2. Antiquities Kathleen Wren Christian
3. Mapping and voyages Francesca Fiorani
4. Artists' workshops Patricia L. Reilly
5. Technologies Michael Wyatt
6. Languages Maurizio Campanelli
7. Publication Brian Richardson
8. Verse Deanna Shemek
9. Prose Jon R. Snyder
10. Music Giuseppe Gerbino
11. Spectacle Ronald L. Martinez
12. Philosophy Diego Pirillo
13. Religion Adriano Prosperi
14. Political cultures Mark Jurdjevic
15. Economies Judith C. Brown
16. Social relations Giovanna Benadusi
17. Science and medicine Katharine Park and Concetta Pennuto
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