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In this newly revised edition of his widely acclaimed work, Peter Burke presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. He discusses the social and political institutions that existed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and he analyzes the ways of thinking and seeing that characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity. Developing a distinctive approach, the author is concerned not only with the finished works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and others, but also with the social background, patterns of recruitment, and means of subsistence of this "cultural elite." He thus makes a major contribution both to our understanding of the Italian Renaissance and to our comprehension of the complex relations between culture and society.
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Peter Burke is Reader in Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.Review:
"[This book's] fundamental concern with exploring in a rigorous fashion how cultural change and--to admit one's bias--achievement is related to the economic, social, and political structure of an age remains a vital interest."--Joachim W. Stieber, The Sixteenth Century Journal
"A superb introduction to Renaissance culture and society."--Renaissance Quarterly
"A fascinating tour de force."--American Historical Review
"Burke handles both breadth and depth of a most creative and complex period with balance, sensibility, and solid supportive arguments.... This is an indispensable study for historians, sociologists, and anyone interested in one of the most remarkable periods of European history."--Choice
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Book Description Polity Press, 1987. 2nd edition.. Imitation cloth, dj, F/VG+. vi+287pp, b/w illustrations, index, a fine copy save for an ownership signature in a spine faded otherwise fine dustjacket. A revised & expanded edition of the author's 1972 work which gives a social & cultural history of the Italian Renaissance and the social & political institutions which existed in Italy in the 15th & 16th centuries. 675 grams. Seller Inventory # 42712
Book Description Polity Press in association with Basil Blackwell, 1986. 8vo, vi, 287pp, Illustrated, Hardback with Dust Jacket both in Very Good/Fine condition. Seller Inventory # 13425
Book Description Polity Press, Cambridge, 1987. Hardback. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Revised edition. Some marking on top. Includes bibliography and index. 287pp. Seller Inventory # 44288
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