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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization The Renaissance

ISBN-10: 0226069443

ISBN-13: 9780226069449

Edition: 1986

Authors: John W. Boyer, Julius Kirshner, Eric Cochrane

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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history. Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/1986
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 444
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

In Memoriam
Series Editor's Foreword
General Introduction and Select Bibliography
From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Bartolus of Sassoferrato, On the Tyrant
Francesco Petrarca, Letters on Familiar Matters
Francesco Petrarca, Secretum: Second Dialogue
Giovanni Dondi dall'Orologio, Letter to Fra Guglielmo Centueri da Cremona
The Social and Economic Structure of Early Renaissance Italy
Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family
Alessandra Macinghi negli Strozzi, Letter to Filippo degli Strozzi
Bernardino da Siena, Sermons: "On the Vanity of the World and Especially of Women" and "On Usury"
Humanist Culture and Problems of Politcal Order in Renaissance Florence
Leonardo Bruni, On the Constitution of the Florentines
Luca Landucci, Florentine Diary
Bartomomeo Scala, Dialogue on Laws and Judgments
Niccol� Machiavelli, Letters
Niccol� Machiavelli, Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius
Scipione Ammirato, The Florentine Histories
Giovanni Botero, The Reason of the State Arts and Letters
Giorgio Vasari, Life of Michelangelo
Jacopo Pontormo, Letter to Benedetto Varchi
Margu�rite de Navarre, The Heptameron
Montaigne, Essays: "Of Cannibals" and "Of Books"
Vincenzo Galilei, Dialogue on Ancient and Modern Music
The Religious Reformation
Martin Luther, Letter to Pope Leo X
The Twelve Articles and Admonition to Peace
Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
The Council of Trent: Bull of Convocation and Canons and Decrees, Sessions 4 and 6
A Reformation City: The Diary of Giambattista Casale
Index of Names