A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance

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Guido Ruggiero
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 576 pages
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This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissance scholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and to set a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship.

  • Overturns the idea that it was a period of European cultural triumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive.
  • Looks at the Renaissance from a world, as opposed to just European, perspective.
  • Views the Renaissance from perspectives other than just the cultural elite.
  • Gender, sex, violence, and cultural history are integrated into the analysis.
 

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Contents

Introduction Renaissance Dreaming In Search of a Paradigm
1
Part I The Course of Renaissance Events
21
Part II The Worlds and Ways of Power
105
Part III Social and Economic Worlds
225
Part IV Cultural Worlds
297
Part V AntiWorlds
425
Consolidated Bibliography
506
Index
543
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About the author (2008)

Guido Ruggiero is Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Miami. His previous publications include Binding Passions: Tales of Magic Marriage and Power at the End of the Renaissance (1993), The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice (1985), and Violence in Early Renaissance Venice (1980). He has also edited two series of books: Studies in the History of Sexuality and Selections from Quaderni Storici.

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