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This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissancescholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and toset a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship. * * Overturns the idea that it was a period of European culturaltriumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive. * Looks at the Renaissance from a world, as opposed to justEuropean, perspective. * Views the Renaissance from perspectives other than just thecultural elite. * Gender, sex, violence, and cultural history are integrated intothe analysis.…mehr

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This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissancescholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and toset a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship. * * Overturns the idea that it was a period of European culturaltriumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive. * Looks at the Renaissance from a world, as opposed to justEuropean, perspective. * Views the Renaissance from perspectives other than just thecultural elite. * Gender, sex, violence, and cultural history are integrated intothe analysis.

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 576
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. Mai 2008
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780470751619
  • Artikelnr.: 38214456
Autorenporträt
Guido Ruggiero is Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Miami. His previous publications include Binding Passions: Tales of Magic Marriage and Power at the End of the Renaissance (1993), The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice (1985), and Violence in Early Renaissance Venice (1980). He has also edited two series of books: Studies in the History of Sexuality and Selections from Quaderni Storici.
Inhaltsangabe
Part I: The Course of Renaissance Events.

Part II: The Worlds and Ways of Power.

Part III: Social and Economic Worlds.

Part IV: Cultural Worlds.

Part V: Anti-Worlds.

Series.
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"This volume would be a useful tool in an academic libraryproviding students of the period with a valuable source of bothtraditional and new thought on the Renaissance world. The essaysare involved and need to be considered in some detail to fullyappreciate the scholarly thought. Perhaps most useful as astepping-stone to further study, it is an excellent volume thatdeserves shelf space in all non-specialist academic libraries andlibraries that serve history lovers." Louise Ellis-Barrett,Assistant Librarian, Dulwich College, London

"This companion sets new agendas for research and explores somerefreshing ways of thinking about the Renaissance. Contributorsinclude scholars from many disciplines. Recommended for scholars,researchers, upper-division under-graduates and graduates students"Choice

"This most impressive volume deserves considerable praise. Theeditor, in his helpful and wide-ranging introduction, ensures afascinating and valuable volume." Journal of EuropeanStudies

"This Companion (with notes, and a rich compositebibliography) is strongest on social history and literature, aswell as for historical insights and literary merits" HistoryToday

"The articles are not simply factual summaries: they all havetheir own arguments, and many of them suggest places where thepresent state of knowledge is inadequate, so that the book is richin suggestions for further research.... Ruggiero asks his readersto "applaud if you have enjoyed our performance"; yes, it isgreatly enjoyable." John Considine, University ofAlberta…mehr