The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2

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Aonia edizioni, 1975 - Italy - 238 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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For nineteenth-century Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt, the Italian Renaissance was nothing less than the beginning of the modern world - a world in which flourishing individualism and the ... Read full review

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Superficial overview of life in Italy during the Renaissance. Doesn't hold up well several centuries after it was originally written. Read full review

Contents

Part One The State as a Work ofArt
9
The Humanists
15
The Greater Dynasties
22
Patriotism
40
58
58
Latin Orators
97
Fall of the Humanists in the Sixteenth Century
113
Discovery of
127
Description of the Outward
142
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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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