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The Renaissance in Europe

The Renaissance in Europe

By Margaret L. King

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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Size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in;
Pages: 384 pages pp;
Format: Paperback
Publication: 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.

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