Contesting the Renaissance

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Wiley, May 11, 2010 - History - 264 pages
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In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity.

  • An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance
  • Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance
  • Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the emergence of the modern state, and reason and faith
  • Takes a balanced approach to the many different problems and perspectives that characterize Renaissance studies

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About the author (2010)

William Caferro is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. His previous publications include Mercenary Companies and the Decline of Siena (1998), and The Spinelli: Merchants, Patrons and Bankers in Renaissance Florence (1998).

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