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The Routledge History of the Renaissance

Edited by: William Caferro

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138898851
eBook ISBN: 9781315226217
Adobe ISBN: 9781351849463

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Drawing together the latest research in the field, The Routledge History of the Renaissance treats the Renaissance not as a static concept, but as one of ongoing change within an international framework. It takes as its unifying theme the idea of exchange and interchange through the movement of goods, ideas, disease and people, across social, religious, political and physical boundaries.

Covering a broad range of temporal periods and geographic regions, the chapters discuss topics such as the material cultures of Renaissance societies; the increased popularity of shopping as a pastime in fourteenth-century Italy; military entrepreneurs and their networks across Europe; the emergence and development of the Ottoman empire from the early fourteenth to the late sixteenth century; and women and humanism in Renaissance Europe. The volume is interdisciplinary in nature, combining historical methodology with techniques from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology and literary criticism. It allows for juxtapositions of approaches that are usually segregated into traditional subfields, such as intellectual, political, gender, military and economic history.

Capturing dynamic new approaches to the study of this fascinating period and illustrated throughout with images, figures and tables, this comprehensive volume is a valuable resource for all students and scholars of the Renaissance.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The ‘economic’ thought of the Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A makeshift renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  3:  “By imitating our nurses” Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Individualism and the separation of fields of study Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Riddles of Renaissance philosophy and humanism  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Object lessons and raw materials  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Imagination and the remains of Roman antiquity  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sporus in the Renaissance Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Heritable identity markers, nations, and physiognomy  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Biondo Flavio on Ethiopia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Traditions of Byzantine astrolabes in Renaissance Europe Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reading Machiavelli in sixteenth-century Florence Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Why visit the shops? Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Throwing Aristotle from the train Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mechanisms for unity Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Dead(ly) uncertainties Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mapping Florence and Tuscany Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Exercise and leisure Download PDF
Chapter  19:  War, entrepreneurship, and politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  From frontier principality to early modern empire Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Commerce and credit in Renaissance Florence  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Against the fisc and justice Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Representations of the Florentine Republic at the royal court in the Kingdom of Hungary  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From the palazzo to the streets Download PDF
Further reading Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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