The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Aonia edizioni, 1975 - Italy - 226 pages
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Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (Basel, May 25, 1818 - August 8, 1897 in Basel) was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of each field. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history, albeit in a form very different from how cultural history is conceived and studied in academia today. Siegfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: The great discoverer of the age of the Renaissance, he first showed how a period should be treated in its entirety, with regard not only for its painting, sculpture and architecture, but for the social institutions of its daily life as well.Burckhardt's best known work is The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860). (Wikip.
  

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Review: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

User Review  - Robert Farwell - Goodreads

Nest Often, when writing about the Renaissance there is tendency among experts/writers/historians to focus on the well-plumed bird and ignore the nest. Burckhardt spends nearly 400 pages carefully ... Read full review

Review: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

User Review  - Charles Rouse - Goodreads

I read this once at about college age and then again recently for preparation for ministry in the Episcopal Church. It's a classic. I love the material, what we call the Renaissance. I've seen a lot ... Read full review

Contents

Latin Orators
97
Fall of the Humanists in the Sixteenth Century
113
Discovery of
127
Description of the Outward
142
Copyright

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Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (May 25, 1818 - August 8, 1897) was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of each field. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. Siegfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: "The great discoverer of the age of the Renaissance, he first showed how a period should be treated in its entirety, with regard not only for its painting, sculpture and architecture, but for the social institutions of its daily life as well." Burckhardt's best known work is The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860). 

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