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The Renaissance in Europe

By Margaret L. King

7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in; 384 pages pp;
Paperback
March 2013
ISBN 9781856693745
ISBN10 1856693740

SKU# 9781856693745

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In this deft recasting of the Renaissance story,
Margaret L. King weaves together the many strands
that made up this complex cultural movement. By
marrying the best of earlier scholarship with more
recent research, King shows how Renaissance history
is today as much about the study of power, wealth,
gender, class, honour, shame, ritual, and other
categories of investigation as the literary and artistic
achievements of a uniquely urban society that spread
from Italy to the rest of Europe.
The Renaissance in Europe


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The Renaissance in Europe

In this deft recasting of the Renaissance story, Margaret L. King weaves together the many strands that made up this complex cultural movement. By marrying the best of earlier scholarship with more recent research, King shows how Renaissance history is today as much about the study of power, wealth, gender, class, honour, shame, ritual, and other categories of investigation as the literary and artistic achievements of a uniquely urban society that spread from Italy to the rest of Europe. Ultimately, she points to the multiple ways in which this seminal epoch influenced the later developments of Western culture and society.

• Compact survey that includes the role of women as well as men
• ‘Voice’ boxes featuring extracts from contemporary literary sources and ‘focus’ boxes highlighting historical, social, or artistic issues
• Aimed at students taking courses in Renaissance studies and the general reader

 

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7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in; 384 pages pp;
Paperback
March 2013
ISBN 9781856693745
ISBN10 1856693740

Margaret L. King, is Professor Emerita of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of several books on women, humanism, and Venice in the Renaissance, and is currently editor-in-chief of the Renaissance and Reformation online bibliography published by Oxford Bibliographies.