The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Vol. 2 (Harper Torchbooks, TB40-41)

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9780060904609: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Vol. 2 (Harper Torchbooks, TB40-41)

Burckhardts the most influential interpretation of the Italian Renaissance in the 19th century. The book is about political and economic changes taking place in the West of his day. Burckhardt has traced the cultural patterns of evolution from the medieval period to the awakening of modern fortitude and creativity of the Renaissance. A treat for all history lovers!

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"None of his successors not even Cesare Borgia rivalled the colossal guilt of Ezzelino " proposes the author.

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Published in 1860, Burckhardt?s great work redefined our sense of the European past, wholly reinterpreting what has since been known simply as the Italian Renaissance. With unsurpassed erudition, Burckhardt illuminates a world of artistic and cultural ferment, innovation, and discovery; of revived humanism; of fierce tensions between church and empire; and of the birth of both the modern state and the modern individual. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy remains the single most important and influential account of this crucial moment in the history of the West.

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