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Italy in the Age of the Renaissance : 1300-1550 - John M. Najemy

Italy in the Age of the Renaissance


By: John M. Najemy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780198700401
Number Of Pages: 344

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Italy in the Age of Renaissance offers a new introduction to the most celebrated period of Italian history in twelve essays by leading and innovative scholars. Recent scholarship has enriched our understanding of Renaissance Italy by adding new themes and perspectives that have challenged the traditional picture of a largely secular and elite world of humanists, merchants, patrons, and princes. These new themes encompass both social and cultural history (the family, women, lay religion, the working classes, marginal social groups) as well as new dimensions of political history that highlight the growth of territorial states, the powers and limits of government, the representation of power in art and architecture, the role of the South, and the dialogue between elite and non-elite classes. This thematically organized volume introduces readers to the fruitful interaction between the more traditional topics in Renaissance studies and the new, broader approach to the period that has developed in the last generation.

John M. Najemy: Introduction 1: Robert Black: Education and the Emergence of a Literate Society 2: Carol Everhart Quillen: Humanism and the Lure of Antiquity 3: David S. Peterson: Religion and the Church 4: Julius Kirshner: Family and Marriage: a Socio-Legal Perspective 5: Diane Owen Hughes: Bodies, Disease, and Society 6: Franco Franceschi: The Economy: Work and Wealth 7: Andrea Zorzi: The Popolo 8: Dale Kent: The Power of the Elites: Family, Patronage, and the State 9: John M. Najemy: Governments and Governance 10: David Abulafia: The South 11: Edward Muir: Representations of Power 12: Alison Brown: Rethinking the Renaissance in the Aftermath of Italy's Crisis Further Reading Chronology

ISBN: 9780198700401
ISBN-10: 0198700407
Series: Short Oxford History of Italy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.42