A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance
Edited by Guido Ruggiero
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Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance by Guido Ruggiero
Book DescriptionThis volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissance scholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and to set a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship. * Overturns the idea that it was a period of European cultural triumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive. * Looks at the Renaissance from a world, as opposed to just European, perspective. * Views the Renaissance from perspectives other than just the cultural elite. * Gender, sex, violence, and cultural history are integrated into the analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405157834
(245mm x 171mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Guido Ruggiero
Renaissance in Italy, Hardback (December 2014)
This book offers a rich and exciting new way of thinking about the Italian Renaissance.
Machiavelli in Love, Paperback (January 2011)
Ruggiero's challenging reinterpretation of this canonical figure, as well as his unique treatment of other major works of the period, offer new approaches for reading Renaissance literature and new understandings of the way life was lived and perceived during this time.
Five Comedies from the Italian Renaissance, Paperback (July 2003)
At the turn of the 16th century, Italians rediscovered and reinvented an old art form: the ancient Latin comedy. In this anthology, Giannetti and Ruggiero have translated five of the most representative plays of the period, presenting the modern reader with a view of Italian Renaissance society.
Binding Passions, Paperback (July 1996)» View all books by Guido Ruggiero
Providing an interpretation of the end of the Renaissance in Italy, this volume develops five narrative accounts of individual encounters with the Inquisition. These illustrate how passions were both bound by late Renaissance society and were seen in turn as binding people.
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Author Biography - Guido Ruggiero
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.
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