The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook

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University of Toronto Press, 2011 - History - 312 pages
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The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance brings together a selection of primary source documents designed to introduce students to the richness of the period. For this edition, a new chapter on Dante and his time provides a useful transition to the Renaissance from the culture of the Middle Ages. There are also new selections on warfare, education, Florence, humanism, the Church, and the later Renaissance. The introductions to the readings are revised, and an essay on how to read historical documents is included.

 

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Contents

introduction to the italian renaissance
1
dante and medieval italy
13
petrarch
25
florence in the renaissance
39
Short Documents Illustrating Guild Political and Commercial Activity
57
florentine neoplatonism and mysticism
97
marriage the family and women
111
art and architecture
157
learning and education
183
the church and the papacy
199
life in renaissance italy
231
the late italian renaissance
265
Source Credits
309
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Kenneth R. Bartlett is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The English in Italy 1525-1558: A Study in Culture and Politics (1991), The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook (2011), and A Short History of the Italian Renaissance (2013).

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