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Routledge Library Editions: The Renaissance


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Originally published between 1927 and 1982, the volumes in this set:

  • Outline the social, economic and topographical factors which brought about the Renaissance
  • Examine the great Italian Renaissance cities and their families. Two volume focus in particular on the Medici women.
  • Discuss the French Renaissance and its literary and artistic heritage.
  • Survey the artistic manifestations of European Renaissance with particular reference to early 20th Century London collections in Sculpture, Art, Bronzes, Ceramics and Glass.
  • Contrast various currents of thought in the Renaissance with their medieval counterparts or forerunners.

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The World of the Italian Renaissance

The World of the Italian Renaissance

1st Edition

E. R. Chamberlin
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1982, this book tackles the underlying problem of what is meant by ‘the Renaissance’ and outlines those social, economic and topographical factors which triggered it off. It covers a number of subjects, the family, war, trade, religion and art but recognizing that the...

The Women of the Medici

The Women of the Medici

1st Edition

Yvonne Maguire
July 15, 2019

When this book was first published in 1927 there was a dearth of material written in English about the leading women of Florence at the time of the Renaissance. This volume, based primarily on their own letters, filled that gap. As well as discussing the characters and domestic life of these...

Princes of the Renaissance

Princes of the Renaissance

1st Edition

Orville Prescott
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1970, this book offered a fresh look at the triumph and turmoil of the Renaissance by examining the lives and power of the princes of Italy, who ruled the many independent states and who dominated the society which nurtured the Renaissance painters, sculptors, writers and...

Renaissance and Revolution: The Remaking of European Thought

Renaissance and Revolution: The Remaking of European Thought

1st Edition

Joseph Anthony Mazzeo
July 15, 2019

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...

The French Renaissance and Its Heritage: Essays Presented to Alan Boase

The French Renaissance and Its Heritage: Essays Presented to Alan Boase

1st Edition

D. R. Haggis
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1968 this collection of essays is authored by scholars from the UK, Europe and the U. S. A. and covers Renaissance art, prose and poetry including discussions on the work of Montaigne, Rabelais, Flaubert and Baudelaire....

The Renaissance in Europe

The Renaissance in Europe

1st Edition

Trenchard Cox
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1933 this volume traces the history of the Renaissance in Europe and shows how its artistic manifestations differed in each successive country, drawing reference from the numerous works of art that were in the London Museums and galleries in the early 20th Century. Among...

Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici

1st Edition

Jean Heritier
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1968 this book is an unforgettable portrait of an impoverished orphaned daughter of the Medici, pitchforked at the age of fourteen into her royal destiny and having to bear the rivalry of Diane de Poiters and the description ‘the Florentine shopkeeper’ who nevertheless...

Daily Life in Florence: In the Time of the Medici

Daily Life in Florence: In the Time of the Medici

1st Edition

J. Lucas-Dubreton
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1960, paints a picture of what life was like in Renaissance Florence. It examines private and public life of Florentine citizens, governance and defence; the life of women; domestic arrangements; ritual and ceremony, siege and plague....

The Court of the Medici

The Court of the Medici

1st Edition

George Pottinger
July 15, 2019

Originally published in 1978 this book assesses the Medici achievements as they appear to the 21st Century reader. As well as discussing individuals from the Medici clan, Medicean politics, bloodshed and conspiracies are also examined and relations with the other city states. Much of the material...

Routledge Library Editions: The Renaissance

Routledge Library Editions: The Renaissance

1st Edition

Various
July 15, 2019

Originally published between 1927 and 1982, the volumes in this set: Outline the social, economic and topographical factors which brought about the Renaissance Examine the great Italian Renaissance cities and their families. Two volume focus in particular on the Medici women. Discuss the...

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