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The Italian Renaissance in its Historical Background : Wiles Lectures - Denys Hay

The Italian Renaissance in its Historical Background

Wiles Lectures

By: Denys Hay

Paperback Published: 22nd March 1977
ISBN: 9780521291040
Number Of Pages: 272

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Professor Hay provides a clear picture of what the Renaissance was, what it meant and how it spread. He shows the Renaissance as a growing and changing series of attitudes and ideas, rooted firmly in the general history of the period, and not as a static and isolated phenomenon. Most current ideas of the Italian Renaissance are derived from Burckhardt's Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, published in 1860. Professor Hay provides a completely fresh appraisal which goes back to the basic texts, to the great monuments of art and architecture, to the men - Boccaccio, Petrarch and the others - and their achievements: the essence of which historical movements are made. He has taken note of recent Italian scholarship and provides a fresh and readable account of one of the great epochs in European history. There is no other book in English, except the translation of Burckhardt, which embraces the political history of the Renaissance period as well as the history of art and ideas. The book will appeal to the general reader as well as to students of history and art. In this second edition, which has been revised and brought up to date by the author, a more ample treatment of the 'reception' of the Renaissance in England is given in the concluding chapter.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Preface to the First Editionp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. I
The Renaissance as a Period in European Historyp. II
The Problems of Italian Historyp. 28
Politics and Culture in Fourteenth-Century Italyp. 60
The Nature of Renaissance Values in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 105
The Reception of the Renaissance in Italyp. 155
The Reception of the Renaissance in the Northp. 185
Referencesp. 211
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780521291040
ISBN-10: 0521291046
Series: Wiles Lectures
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd March 1977
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 13.74  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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