Contesting the Renaissance
By (author) William Caferro
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Contesting the Renaissance by William Caferro
Book DescriptionIn this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity. An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the emergence of the modern state, and reason and faith Takes a balanced approach to the many different problems and perspectives that characterize Renaissance studies
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405123693
(236mm x 167mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William Caferro
John Hawkwood, Paperback (September 2015)
Caferro has mined more than twenty archives in Britain and Italy, creating an authoritative portrait of Hawkwood as an extraordinary military leader, if not always an admirable human being.
Contesting the Renaissance, Paperback (July 2010)
In the nineteenth century, the Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt famously defined the Renaissance as a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity.
Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena, Hardback (May 1998)» View all books by William Caferro
The raids, therefore, were more than an exotic nuisance, but a key factor in Siena's decision to abandon independence in 1399.
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Author Biography - William Caferro
William Caferro is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. His previous publications include Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena (1998), and The Spinelli: Merchants, Patrons and Bankers in Renaissance Florence (1998).
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