The Renaissance World
Edited by John Jeffries Martin
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Renaissance World by John Jeffries Martin
Book DescriptionWith an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for many aspects of the modern world. Collating thirty-four essays from the field's leading scholars, John Jeffries Martin shows that this period of rapid and complex change resulted from a convergence of a new set of social, economic and technological forces alongside a cluster of interrelated practices including painting, sculpture, humanism and science, in which the elites engaged. Unique in its balance of emphasis on elite and popular culture, on humanism and society, and on women as well as men, The Renaissance World grapples with issues as diverse as Renaissance patronage and the development of the slave trade. Beginning with a section on the antecedents of the Renaissance world, and ending with its lasting influence, this book is an invaluable read, which students and scholars of history and the Renaissance will dip into again and again.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415332590
(246mm x 174mm x 48mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Jeffries Martin
Renaissance World, Paperback (October 2008)
With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this title offers a survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for many aspects of the modern world.
Heresy, Culture, and Religion in Early Modern Italy, Paperback (April 2006)
The study of the Italian reform movements challenges the traditional framework of Reformation and Counter Reformation that many scholars had previously used to approach the religious culture of Italy in the 16th and 17th century. This book offers an overview of some of the best work being done by scholars in both Italy and the US on this subject.
Venice's Hidden Enemies, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by John Jeffries Martin
Martin's analysis, which explores the interconnections of religious beliefs and social experience, offers new perspectives on the Italian Reformation and demonstrates widespread persistent popular support for this reform of church and society well after the establishment of the Roman Inquisition in the 1540s.
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Author Biography - John Jeffries Martin
John Jeffries Martin is Professor of History at Duke University, North Carolina. He is editor of The Renaissance: Italy and Abroad.
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