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The Renaissance World : Routledge Worlds - John Jeffries Martin

The Renaissance World

Routledge Worlds

By: John Jeffries Martin (Editor)

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Published: 15th October 2007
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With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for many aspects of the modern world.

Collating thirty-four essays from the field's leading scholars, John Jeffries Martin shows that this period of rapid and complex change resulted from a convergence of a new set of social, economic and technological forces alongside a cluster of interrelated practices including painting, sculpture, humanism and science, in which the elites engaged.

Unique in its balance of emphasis on elite and popular culture, on humanism and society, and on women as well as men, The Renaissance World grapples with issues as diverse as Renaissance patronage and the development of the slave trade.

Beginning with a section on the antecedents of the Renaissance world, and ending with its lasting influence, this book is an invaluable read, which students and scholars of history and the Renaissance will dip into again and again.

From Christendom to Europe
Rome at the Center of a Civilization
The Ottoman Empire and Europe
Africa, American and Conquest
Europe at the Center of the World
The IDea of Humanity in the Age of Discovery
Economic and Social Tranformations
Peasants and the Agrarian Regime
The Growth of Cities
The Black Death: Tragedy and Transformation
Social Hierachies and the Family
The manufacture and Movement of Goods
Power and Politics
Monarch and the Court
Republics
Empires
Diplomacy and Espionage
War
Authority and Beliefs
Places of the Sacred
Witchcraft
Religions on the Margins: Jews, Heretics and Muslims
Ideas of Reform
Christianity Abroad
Passions of the Intellect
Encounters with Antiquity
New Worlds and the Remaking of Knowledge
Anatomies North and South
Science and the People
Machiavelli and More
The Visual Arts Between Patronage and Power
Patronage and Virtue
Ways of Seeing
Art and Ritual
Portraits and Self-Portraits
Representations of Power
Pleasures of the Imagination
Authors and Readers
Creativity and the imagination
Genres of Pleasure
Music and the Court
Shakespeare
After the Renaissance
Economy and Society at the End of the Renaissance
The Fragmentation of Belief
The Politics of Order
The Sun at the Center of the World
In the Ruins: The Future of the Past
Epilogue
Index
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ISBN: 9780415332590
ISBN-10: 0415332591
Series: Routledge Worlds
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 728
Published: 15th October 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 2.0
Edition Number: 1