Award-winning lecturer Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this beautifully illustrated overview. In his introductory Note to the Reader, Bartlett first explains why he chose Jacob Burckhardt's classic narrative to guide students through the complex history of the Renaissance and then provides his own contemporary interpretation of that narrative. Over seventy color illustrations, genealogies of important Renaissance families, eight maps, a list of popes, a timeline of events, a bibliography, and an index are included.
Explores significant business dealings between artists and patrons in a historical tour through the Renaissance that posits that the period's fabulous advances in culture were tied to the creation of wealth
The first geographically broad, comparative survey of early modern 'sacred history', or writing on the history of the Christian Church, its leaders and saints, and its internal developments, in the two centuries from c. 1450 to c. 1650.
A lively and fascinating narrative history about the birth of the modern world. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World—chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Popes continue to preach crusade, but the hope of a Christian empire comes to a bloody end at the walls of Constantinople. Aristotelian logic and Greek rationality blossom while the Inquisition gathers strength. As kings and emperors continue to insist on their divine rights, ordinary people all over the world seize power: the lingayats of India, the Jacquerie of France, the R...
Seven essays from a symposium at the U. of Essex (no date noted) explore the viability of modern critical theories in illuminating the Renaissance, focusing especially on the plays of Shakespeare. Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This annotated chronology of western music is the second in a planned series of outlines of the history of music in western civilization. Although there are many excellent books on music history, until now no single source has systematically presented concise information on theory, notation, style, composers, instruments, and terminology, incorporating findings from primary sources and the results of subsequent scholarly research. The present volume contains material concerning the background, philosophy, theory, notation, style, manuscript sources, theoretical sources, classes of music, composers, and instruments of the period from 1425 to 1520, the first part of the Renaissance. At the end...
Calls attention to Italian Renaissance literary and artistic achievements and political developments in an attempt to portray the Renaissance as a period of changing attitudes and ideas firmly rooted in the history of the time