The renaissance in Italy

A social and cultural history of the rinascimento

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Abstract

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 The book offers a vibrant and relevant critical study of a period too long burdened by anachronistic and outdated ways of thinking about the past.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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages635
ISBN (Print)9781139025911, 9780521895200
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Italian Renaissance
Cultural History
Social History
Italy
Archival Research
Historical Analysis
Historical Periods
Sexuality
Literary Criticism
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The renaissance in Italy : A social and cultural history of the rinascimento. / Ruggiero, Guido.

Cambridge University Press, 2014. 635 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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