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Palgrave Advances in Renaissance Historiography : Palgrave Advances - Jonathan Woolfson

Palgrave Advances in Renaissance Historiography

Palgrave Advances

By: Jonathan Woolfson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9781403912398
Number Of Pages: 317

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Palgrave Advances offers a series of innovative books that orientate graduate and upper level students within the current state of a field of study. Bringing together leading international scholars, each text surveys, questions and pushes the boundaries of the discipline. Foregrounding new research, these books seek to map the future direction of the field and as such are invaluable for students, scholars and lecturers. This book is the first comprehensive study of the historiography of the Renaissance since Wallace Ferguson's The Renaissance in Historical Thought of 1948. Taking its departure both from developments in history writing during the Renaissance itself, and from Jacob Burckhardt's hugely influential and controversial characterization of the Renaissance of 1860, the collection of essays explores recent developments in understandings of the Renaissance from a range of different but interlocking chronological, geographical and disciplinary perspectives. Written by an international team of experts, this book is the essential guide to the modern Renaissance debate. DAVID ABULAFIA Professor of Mediterranean History, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK ROBERT BLACK Professor of Renaissance History, University of Leeds, UK WARREN BOUTCHER Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London, UK JUDITH BROWN Professor of History, Faculty of Modern History, University of Oxford, UK PETER BURKE Professor of History, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK RICCARDO FUBINI Professor of Renaissance History, University of Florence, Italy JAMES HANKINS Professor of Early Modern European History, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA JOHN M. MARTIN Professor of History, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA JOHN NAJEMY Professor of History, Cornell University, New York, USA BRIAN OGILVIE Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Amhurst, Massachusetts, USA

Notes on the contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Burckhardt's ambivalent renaissancep. 9
The diffusion of the italian renaissance: southern italy and beyondp. 27
Renaissance europe and the worldp. 52
Renaissance humanism and historiography todayp. 73
The renaissance and humanism: definitions and originsp. 97
Renaissance humanism and its development in florentine civic culturep. 118
Artp. 141
Societyp. 156
Genderp. 177
Religionp. 193
Literaturep. 210
Sciencep. 241
Politics and political thoughtp. 270
Select bibliographyp. 298
Indexp. 306
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ISBN: 9781403912398
ISBN-10: 1403912394
Series: Palgrave Advances
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 317
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1