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The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction By Jerry Brotton (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London)

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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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. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel.
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The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London)

More 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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Review from previous edition a young Turk who likes to entertain . . . Brotton's book is full of arts and crafts . . .engaging and alluring . . .This is a Renaissance you can touch and feel * Sunday Times *
energetic and committed agenda * Financial Times *
offers some impressive fresh evidence * Independent *
this is a Renaissance you can touch and feel * Felipe Fernandez-Armesto *

About Jerry Brotton (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London)


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).

Table of Contents


Introduction ; 1. A global Renaissance ; 2. The humanist script ; 3. Church and state ; 4. Brave New Worlds ; 5. Science and Philosophy ; 6. Rewriting the Renaissance ; Timeline ; Further Reading ; Index

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CIN000394344
The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London)
Jerry Brotton (Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2006-04-27
160
0192801635
9780192801630
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.