European Renaissance, 1400-1600

ISBN-10: 0582294452

ISBN-13: 9780582294455

Edition: 2001

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With Italy at its centre, but encompassing the visual and literary arts throughout Renaissance Europe, this evocative history reviews both the artistic production of the period and the social and economic soil in which it flourished.
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Book details

List price: $90.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

General Introduction
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Cover
Introduction: Renaissance Questions
Issues and Interpretation
Europe United?
Historical Outlines
Artistic Continuities
Renaissance Past and Future
Thought and Context
Cities, Spaces and Institutions
The Piazza and Political Imagining
The Florentine Formula
Courtly Variations: The Example of Urbino
Dynasties, Nations and States: The French Example
Cities of God: Utopia, Geneva and Rome
The Domain of Taste
Education, Imitation and Creation
Book-Learning in the Renaissance
'I do not adore Aristotle'
Platonic Possibilities: Ficino and Cusanus
Texts and Text-Books: Valla and Ramus
Reformation and the Renaissance Individual
The Limits of Humanism
Erasmus, Luther and St Ignatius
From Purgatory to Pyre: Conscience in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Science, Art and Language: a Conclusion to Part One
Renaissance Rationality
Scientific Humanism and Religious Science
Leonardo, Van Eyck and Vesalius
The Crux of Language: Bruno and Montaigne
The Arts
The Figurative Arts
Competitive Eyes
Seeing in the Renaissance
Experimentation in Matter and Form
The Divine Artist
Movements in Mannerism
Lyric, Epic and Pastoral
Petrarchan Possibilities
The Lyric: Passion and Penitence
The Epic Imagination: Tasso, Camoes and Spenser
Pastoral Experimentation
A Flemish Polyphony
Dufay and Josquin in Italy
Theory, Symbol and Passion
Words and Music in the Sixteenth Century
Prose Fiction and Theatre
The Popular Voice: Carnival and Boccaccio
Novelle and Plays: Framing Gossip
Rabelais, Cervantes and Textual Riot
Shakespeare the Critic
A Tragic Afterword
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