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The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization - Maria Haynes

The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization

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Published: September 1993
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This book is an enlarged and improved version of the previous edition. It offers a unique and comprehensive approach to Renaissance Studies, presenting the many themes and intellectual advances in an organized and thought-provoking way.

The appealing format, clear organization, and accessible structure make this text appropriate for undergraduate students of Renaissance history, culture, and society. I could envision such a text providing general background on the French Renaissance and, more widely, on European Modernity.--Cecile Lindsay, California State University, Chico

About the Author
Preface
Introduction
Structure of the Book
The Renaissance Controversyp. 3
The North African and Etruscan Rootsp. 11
The Awakening to Italy's Roman Heritagep. 19
The "Carpe Diem" Concept - "Seize the Day"p. 27
Renaissance vs. Medieval Educational Principlesp. 37
Origins of the Renaissance Concepts of Lovep. 43
The Artistic Alliance of Renaissance Societyp. 57
The Privileged "Bastard Class" of the Renaissancep. 67
The Monarchical Power of the Renaissance Popesp. 75
Florence: The "Cradle" of the Italian Renaissancep. 93
Ferrara: A Proud Oceanliner Destroyed by Romep. 109
Mantua: The Triumphs of a Renaissance Womanp. 125
Urbino: A School for Renaissance Gentlemenp. 135
Milano: A Royal Tempest with its Fears, Splendor and Tragedyp. 141
Venice: The Daughter of Byzantiump. 149
Rome: A Renaissance Game of Chessp. 175
Naples: A Champion of Renaissance Valuesp. 189
The Eternal Medicip. 205
The Arch-Enemy of the Renaissance - The Crisis of Savonarolap. 221
"Does the End Justify the Means?" - Machiavelli's Mottop. 231
A Dream City and Mona Lisa - Leonardo's Visionp. 239
Three Rings Intertwined - Michelangelo's Signaturep. 251
Martin Luther's Revolutionary Response - Pope Leo X's "Holy Business"p. 269
Our Collective Inheritancep. 279
The Spiritual Challenge of the Renaissancep. 291
List of Illustrationsp. 295
Bibliographyp. 297
Acknowledgmentsp. 303
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780819192042
ISBN-10: 081919204X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised