The Renaissance in Italy [EPUB]
20 November 2014, 08:31
2014 | EPUB | 3.92MB
This book offers a rich and exciting new way of thinking about the Italian Renaissance as both a historical period and a historical movement. Guido Ruggiero's work is based on archival research and new insights of social and cultural history and literary criticism, with a special emphasis on everyday culture, gender, violence, and sexuality. The book offers a vibrant and relevant critical study of a period too long burdened by anachronistic and outdated ways of thinking about the past. Familiar, yet alien; pre-modern, but suggestively post-modern; attractive and troubling, this book returns the Italian Renaissance to center stage in our past and in our historical analysis.
- Presents a radical rethinking of the Italian Renaissance, designed to return the period to its central place in contemporary historical and literary discussion
- Incorporates new research on gender and other non-traditional subjects
- Melds the new social and cultural history with literary theory and criticism, without jargon or extended theoretical discussions
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