The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
By (author) Jacob Burckhardt
Introduction by Peter Gay
Translated by S. G. C. Middlemore
Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt
Book DescriptionTranslated by SGC Middlemore and with an introduction by Peter Gay, "Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy" is the definitive history of the Italian Renaissance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375759260
(203mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Civilisation of the Period of the Renaissance in Italy, Paperback (November 2014)
Burckhardt's 1860 magnum opus on the development of the Italian Renaissance, here reissued in the two-volume English translation of 1878.
Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Paperback (September 2010)
A distinguished scholar explores innovations in art and attitudes in this classic of cultural history. It chronicles the revival of humanism, church/empire conflicts, and the rise of modern government and individualism.
History of Greek Culture, Paperback (March 2003)
Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy, science, and oratory. 80 photographs, 25 black-and-white illustrations.
Greeks and Greek Civilization, Paperback / softback (October 1999)» View all books by Jacob Burckhardt
In 1872 Burckhardt, one of the preeminent historians of classical and Renaissance culture, presented this revolutionary work, which portrays ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world and tyrannical state with minimal personal freedoms. This landmark culmination of 30 years of scholarship offers a rich cultural history of a fascinating society.
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Author Biography - Jacob Burckhardt
Peter Gay is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University and director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. His many books include the three-volume The Enlightenment: An Interpretation; Schnitzler s Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815 1914; and Freud: A Life for Our Time."
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