The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

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Digireads.com, 1975 - 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  - Colm Gillis - Goodreads

A classic text by one of the greatest Italian scholars. The style is fresh and Burckhardt is able to cast a glance at history while also putting the Renaissance in the context of his own time ... Read full review

Review: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

Found this really fragmented, and tough to draw out Burckhardt's overall conclusions. But then this is 150 years old; hardly fair to criticise him for failing to write to C21st amateur history readers ... Read full review

About the author (1975)

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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