William Caferro is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. His previous publications include Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena (1998), and The Spinelli: Merchants, Patrons and Bankers in Renaissance Florence (1998).
1. The Renaissance Question.
2. Individualism. Who was the Renaissance Man?
3. Gender. Who was the Renaissance Woman?
4. Humanism. Renovation or Innovation?
5. Economy. Hard Times or Prosperity?
6. Politics. The Emergence of the Modern State?
7. Faith and Science. Religious or Rational?
"Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." (Choice, 1 August 2011) "An admirably wide-ranging and fair-minded survey of a vast body ofliterature." --Christine Shaw, Swansea University
"After decades of quarrels and controversy over the meaning ofthe historical Renaissance in the modern world, William Caferroreminds us why all the fighting has mattered--and how much fun ithas been for the participants and spectators." --William J. Connell, Seton Hall University
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