By William Caferro

During this ebook, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance used to be fairly a interval of development, cause, the emergence of the person, and the start of modernity.
* An influential research into the character of the ecu Renaissance
* Summarizes scholarly debates concerning the nature of the Renaissance
* Engages with particular controversies relating gender id, economics, the emergence of the trendy country, and cause and faith
* Takes a balanced method of the numerous diversified difficulties and views that represent Renaissance reports

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Richard Southern associated the men with the emergence of “medieval humanism,” a term we will discuss in further detail later (see chapter 4). Perhaps no character more exemplified the traits of medieval egoistic individuality than Peter Abelard (d. 1142). His History of My Calamities, in the form of a letter to a friend, gave an unflinching account of Abelard’s professional career, as a brilliant student and then teacher in cathedral schools in France, who treated the lecture hall and the academic world as a species of intellectual battlefield.

Fantoni (Rome, 2002), p. 37. Walter Pater, “The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry” in Selected Writings of Walter Pater, ed. by Harold Bloom (New York, 1974), pp. 20–1. Hale, England and the Italian Renaissance, p. 7. See also the essays in John E. , Victorian and Edwardian Responses to the Italian Renaissance (Aldershot, 2005). Hale, England and the Italian Renaissance, pp. 169–96; Ferguson, Renaissance in Historical Thought, p. 204. John Addington Symonds, Renaissance in Italy, vol. 1, p.

53. 46 Robert Ergang, The Renaissance (Princeton, 1967); Lewis W. Spitz, The Renaissance and Reformation Movements (St Louis, MO, 1987); De Lamar Jensen, Renaissance Europe, (Lexington, MA, 1981). , The New Cultural History (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1989). 48 Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, “Motionless History,” Social Science History 1, 2 (Winter 1977): 115–36. 49 Clifford Geertz, “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture,” in The Interpretation of Cultures (New York, 1973), pp. 3–30.

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