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This highly-illustrated book emphasizes above all the diversity of the Italian Renaissance in the period between the fourteenth and the seventeenth centuries: the enormously varied forms of cultural achievement and the different circumstances that prevailed in various contexts, both urban and courtly. Richard MacKenney examines why the great revival did not touch the whole of Italy or the majority of its people. He argues that, while the wonder and joy of classical rebirth remained vivid, there was also a dimension of anxiety, especially in the challenge that ancient cultures posed to Christian belief.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333629048
ISBN-10: 0333629043
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Mackenney

RICHARD MACKENNEY is Reader in Early Modern European History at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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