A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance by Guido Ruggiero

By Guido Ruggiero

This quantity brings jointly essentially the most intriguing renaissance students to indicate new methods of considering the interval and to set a brand new sequence of agendas for Renaissance scholarship.

  • Overturns the concept it was once a interval of ecu cultural triumph and highlights the adverse in addition to the optimistic.
  • Looks on the Renaissance from a global, in preference to simply eu, viewpoint.
  • Views the Renaissance from views except simply the cultural elite.
  • Gender, intercourse, violence, and cultural historical past are built-in into the analysis.

Chapter 1 The Italian Renaissance (pages 21–38): Gene Brucker
Chapter 2 the ecu Renaissance (pages 39–54): Randolph Starn
Chapter three The Renaissance and the center East (pages 55–69): Linda T. Darling
Chapter four The Renaissance international from the West (pages 70–87): Matthew Restall
Chapter five The ancient Geography of the Renaissance (pages 88–103): Peter Burke
Chapter 6 Governments and Bureaucracies (pages 104–123): Edward Muir
Chapter 7 Honor, legislation, and customized in Renaissance Europe (pages 124–138): James R. Farr
Chapter eight Violence and its keep an eye on within the past due Renaissance: An Italian version (pages 139–155): Gregory Hanlon
Chapter nine Manners, Courts, and Civility (pages 156–171): Robert Muchembled
Chapter 10 relations and extended family within the Renaissance global (pages 172–187): Joanne M. Ferraro
Chapter eleven Gender (pages 188–207): Elissa B. Weaver
Chapter 12 the parable of Renaissance Individualism (pages 208–224): John Jeffries Martin
Chapter thirteen Social Hierarchies: the higher sessions (pages 225–242): Matthew Vester
Chapter 14 Social Hierarchies: The reduce sessions (pages 243–258): James S. Amelang
Chapter 15 instruments for the advance of the eu financial system (pages 259–278): Karl Appuhn
Chapter sixteen fiscal Encounters and the 1st phases of an international economic climate (pages 279–295): John A. Marino
Chapter 17 The Subcultures of the Renaissance international (pages 297–315): David C. Gentilcore
Chapter 18 excessive tradition (pages 316–332): Ingrid D. Rowland
Chapter 19 spiritual Cultures (pages 333–348): R. Po?Chia Hsia
Chapter 20 artwork (pages 334–365): Loren Partridge
Chapter 21 Literature (pages 366–383): James Grantham Turner
Chapter 22 Political principles (pages 384–402): John M. Najemy
Chapter 23 The medical Renaissance (pages 403–424): William Eamon
Chapter 24 Plague, illness, and starvation (pages 425–443): Mary Lindemann
Chapter 25 Renaissance Bogeymen: the mandatory Monsters of the Age (pages 444–459): Linda Woodbridge
Chapter 26 Violence and battle within the Renaissance international (pages 460–474): Thomas F. Arnold
Chapter 27 Witchcraft and Magic (pages 475–490): Guido Ruggiero
Chapter 28 The Illicit Worlds of the Renaissance (pages 491–505): Ian Frederick Moulton

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One passage from Leonardo’s notebooks is an eloquent testimonial of the curiosity and excitement, and also the fear and anxiety, experienced by this intrepid explorer of the unknown: Unable to resist my eager desire and wanting to see the great profusion of the various and strange shapes made by nature, and having wandered some distance among the rocks, I came to the entrance of a great cavern, in front of which I stood for some time.. Bending my back into an arch, I rested my left hand on my linee and held my right hand over my eyebrows; often bending first one way and then the other, to see whether I could discover anything inside; and this being impossible by the deep darkness within, and having remained there for some time, two contrary emotions arose in me, fear and desire; fear of the threatening darkness, and desire to see whether there were any marvelous things within the cave.

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