Renaissance and Revolution: The Remaking of European Thought

1st Edition

Joseph Anthony Mazzeo

Routledge
Published July 15, 2019
Reference - 362 Pages
ISBN 9780367272524 - CAT# K425329
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Renaissance

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Summary

Originally published in 1967, this book discusses some key writers of the Renaissance: Machiavelli, Castiglione, Bacon and Hobbes and compares their work by relating it that of others in England and elsewhere. Chapters on Bacon contain references to Galileo and Descartes; the chapter on Castiglione also touches on Montaigne. The book also contrasts various currents of thought in the Renaissance with their medieval counterparts or forerunners. The volume isolates the great themes, or revolutionary shifts in as they manifest themselves in the work of important writers and thinkers.

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