A History of Private Life: Passions of the Renaissance

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Roger Chartier, Phillippe Aria]s, Georges Duby
Harvard University Press, 1989 - History - 645 pages
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Readers interested in history, and in the development of the modern sensibility, will relish this large-scale yet intimately detailed examination of the blossoming of the ordinary and extraordinary people of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This third in the popular five-volume series celebrates the emergence of individualism and the manifestations of a burgeoning self-consciousness over three centuries.

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Review: Passions of the Renaissance (A History of Private Life #3)

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Like the earlier volume, this makes good general reading, with an excellent bibliography. Read full review

Review: Passions of the Renaissance (A History of Private Life #3)

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Part three of five. Here we start to get closer to the home of the authors of the series, France, as the book examines life in Italy, England, and France around the Renaissance and the beginnings of ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Fernando Bouza is a Professor in the Department of Early Modern History at the Complutensian University in Madrid. He is author of a number of books, including Imagen y propaganda: capitulos de historia cultural del reinado de Felipe II, and Del escribano a la biblioteca. Roger Chartier is Directeur d'etudes at the ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Professor in the College de France, and Annenberg Visiting Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books, including Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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The late Philippe Aries was also the author of Centuries of Childhood.

Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the Coll ̈ge de France.

Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, Algerian Chronicles, The Society of Equals, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

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