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Renaissances : The Cultures of Italy, 1300-1600 - Richard Mackenney

Renaissances

The Cultures of Italy, 1300-1600

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For many generations, the importance of the Italian Renaissance lay in its marking the beginning of modern times by means of a self-conscious break with the middle ages. This book seeks above all to convey the variety of cultural activity in Italy in the period between the fourteenth-century and the seventeenth: at different times within those three centuries, in different places in Italy, in association with different political ideologies. While this involves a measure of deconstruction, it also demands a synthesis that aims to communicate the richness of historical experience in the regions of Italy and the significance of that experience in the history of Europe as a whole.

'A vivid, perceptive book. Mackenney astutely articulates and integrates now classic views with new insights into a period and place which, in many ways, have come to define western culture.' - Peter Howard, Monash University 'This is an excellent, succinct and stimulating book, which manages to cut through a mass of literature and present Renaissance men and women on their own terms.' - Dr Stephen Bowd, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Acknowledgements
A Note on Illustrations
Forewords
Deconstructions
Reconstructions
Contexts I: Cities
Contexts II: Courts
Sponsors
Time Travellers
Space Travellers
Soundscapes Legacies
Afterwords
Plates
Other Works of Art
Referred to Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780333629055
ISBN-10: 0333629051
Series: European Studies Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 29th October 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.99  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1