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The Renaissance in Europe: An Anthology by Peter Elmer

The Renaissance in Europe: An Anthology by Peter Elmer

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This is a selection of Renaissance primary sources across a wide range of disciplines, including the impact of humanism, court patronage, poetry and drama in Britain, and science, magic and witchcraft. Each extract is introduced by a brief note describing the author and source.


The Renaissance, as both a period and a concept, continues to generate lively debate about its origins and influence on European culture and thought. Recent research has emphasized the need to look again at original texts, documents, and artifacts. Any new evaluation of the historical significance of the Renaissance requires attention to these kinds of primary evidence. This anthology responds to the impetus with an important collection of primary sources, selected to reflect the richness and wide variety of Renaissance studies. The original texts are arranged thematically, and each is introduced by a brief headnote describing the author and the source. Sections of the volume are devoted to humanism and its impact on music, philosophy, and politics; Renaissance court culture; poetry and drama in Renaissance Britain; the Reformation; and science, magic, and witchcraft. Some of the texts are short and familiar, others-such as an early sixteenth-century demonology by Italian humanist Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola-appear here in translation for the first time. The anthology is illustrated throughout.

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SKU GOR002179818
Title The Renaissance in Europe: An Anthology
Author Edited by Peter Elmer
Contributor Edited by Mr. Nicholas Webb
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Yale University Press
Year Published 2000
Page Number 426
ISBN 0300082223
ISBN13 9780300082227
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
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Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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