New PDF release: A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance

By Guido Ruggiero

ISBN-10: 0470751622

ISBN-13: 9780470751626

ISBN-10: 1405157836

ISBN-13: 9781405157834

This quantity brings jointly the most interesting renaissance students to indicate new methods of wondering the interval and to set a brand new sequence of agendas for Renaissance scholarship.

  • Overturns the concept that it was once a interval of eu cultural triumph and highlights the destructive in addition to the optimistic.
  • Looks on the Renaissance from an international, in preference to simply eu, point of view.
  • Views the Renaissance from views except simply the cultural elite.
  • Gender, intercourse, violence, and cultural background are built-in into the analysis.

Chapter 1 The Italian Renaissance (pages 21–38): Gene Brucker
Chapter 2 the eu Renaissance (pages 39–54): Randolph Starn
Chapter three The Renaissance and the center East (pages 55–69): Linda T. Darling
Chapter four The Renaissance global from the West (pages 70–87): Matthew Restall
Chapter five The ancient Geography of the Renaissance (pages 88–103): Peter Burke
Chapter 6 Governments and Bureaucracies (pages 104–123): Edward Muir
Chapter 7 Honor, legislations, and customized in Renaissance Europe (pages 124–138): James R. Farr
Chapter eight Violence and its keep watch over within the overdue Renaissance: An Italian version (pages 139–155): Gregory Hanlon
Chapter nine Manners, Courts, and Civility (pages 156–171): Robert Muchembled
Chapter 10 kin and extended family within the Renaissance global (pages 172–187): Joanne M. Ferraro
Chapter eleven Gender (pages 188–207): Elissa B. Weaver
Chapter 12 the parable of Renaissance Individualism (pages 208–224): John Jeffries Martin
Chapter thirteen Social Hierarchies: the higher periods (pages 225–242): Matthew Vester
Chapter 14 Social Hierarchies: The decrease periods (pages 243–258): James S. Amelang
Chapter 15 instruments for the improvement of the eu financial system (pages 259–278): Karl Appuhn
Chapter sixteen monetary Encounters and the 1st phases of a global financial system (pages 279–295): John A. Marino
Chapter 17 The Subcultures of the Renaissance international (pages 297–315): David C. Gentilcore
Chapter 18 excessive tradition (pages 316–332): Ingrid D. Rowland
Chapter 19 non secular Cultures (pages 333–348): R. Po?Chia Hsia
Chapter 20 artwork (pages 334–365): Loren Partridge
Chapter 21 Literature (pages 366–383): James Grantham Turner
Chapter 22 Political principles (pages 384–402): John M. Najemy
Chapter 23 The medical Renaissance (pages 403–424): William Eamon
Chapter 24 Plague, disorder, and starvation (pages 425–443): Mary Lindemann
Chapter 25 Renaissance Bogeymen: the required Monsters of the Age (pages 444–459): Linda Woodbridge
Chapter 26 Violence and conflict within the Renaissance international (pages 460–474): Thomas F. Arnold
Chapter 27 Witchcraft and Magic (pages 475–490): Guido Ruggiero
Chapter 28 The Illicit Worlds of the Renaissance (pages 491–505): Ian Frederick Moulton

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Humanists utilized the newly invented printing press to establish a futed canon of classical texts, and to make those texts more available to a wider audience at a much reduced cost. They also used the media to keep their opponents - the scholastic philosophers, the Aristoteleans, the theologians, and the lawyers - on the defensive, ridiculing their 30 GENE BRUCKER barbarous Latin style and their antiquated methodology. l8 One can scarcely overemphasize the significance of this education revolution.

Again, this essay is not an account of the triumph of great thinkers in the march towards modern science, but a much more complex tale of the conflicts and negotiations between different visions of the cosmos, nature, and medicine in the period, and the development of newer methodologies for trying to understand and manipulate them. Here culture, science, society are rethought from the bottom up. As with all the essays in this part the result is to reconfigure old heroes and the Renaissance itself, offering a series of new issues for consideration.

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