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History Renaissance

A Short History of the Italian Renaissance

by (author) Kenneth R. Bartlett

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2013
Renaissance, Italy, Renaissance
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    Aug 2013
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Award-winning lecturer Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this beautifully illustrated overview. In his introductory Note to the Reader, Bartlett first explains why he chose Jacob Burckhardt's classic narrative to guide students through the complex history of the Renaissance and then provides his own contemporary interpretation of that narrative. Over seventy color illustrations, genealogies of important Renaissance families, eight maps, a list of popes, a timeline of events, a bibliography, and an index are included.

About the author

Kenneth R. Bartlett is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The English in Italy 1525-1558: A Study in Culture and Politics (1991), co-editor of Humanism and the Northern Renaissance (2000), and co-translator of Giovanni Della Casa's Galateo (third edition 1994).

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  • Winner, Outstanding Academic Title awarded by Choice

Editorial Reviews

The range of subjects treated in the book is impressive, and gives a broad audience an idea of the vastness of aspects of the Italian Renaissance.

<i>European Review of History</i>

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