The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
By (author) Jerry Brotton
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Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton
Book DescriptionMore than ever before, the Renaissance stands as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe but the entire world. This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to advancements in the fields of science, trade, and travel. In its incisive account of the complexities of the political and religious upheavals of the period, the book argues that Europe's reciprocal relationship with its eastern neighbours offers us a timely perspective on the Renaissance that still has much to teach us today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192801630
(174mm x 111mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Explores Renaissance, seeing the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. This book guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to the advances in science, trade and travel.
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Author Biography - Jerry Brotton
Dr Jerry Brotton is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, and author of 'The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection' (Pan Macmillan).
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