A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance by Guido Ruggiero

By Guido Ruggiero

This quantity brings jointly one of the most intriguing renaissance students to signify new methods of wondering the interval and to set a brand new sequence of agendas for Renaissance scholarship.

• Overturns the concept that it was once a interval of eu cultural triumph and highlights the unfavorable in addition to the optimistic.

• appears to be like on the Renaissance from a global, rather than simply eu, point of view.

• perspectives the Renaissance from views except simply the cultural elite.

• Gender, intercourse, violence, and cultural historical past are built-in into the analysis.

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This educational revolution was the most significant consequence of the revival of antiquity in Renaissance Italy. It shaped the minds and values of generations of young Europeans, for it was widely adopted by Catholic, and particularly Jesuit, educators, and by most Protestant denominations (Lutheran, Calvinist, Anglican), to educate their clergy, and also by the laity. The cult of antiquity was also the major force in another revolution: in the plastic arts, where again Italy was the arena for a fundamental transformation of style and aesthetics.

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