The Renaissanse Complete

The Renaissance Complete by Margaret Aston

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The Renaissanse Complete by Margaret Aston

AS NEW over 1,000 colour illustrations 2013

No period has been more discussed, dissected and argued over than the Renaissance, and every age has reconstructed it in its own image. Today’s emphasis is on its complexity – the way ideas, politics, religion, society, art and science depended upon and affected one another. The Renaissance Complete does away with watertight divisions by means of a lucid, innovatory system of cross-references and brings the image to centre stage. The fascinating range of topics covered includes the revival of classical learning, the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, philosophy and the role of women. The scope is all-embracing: Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Germany and the northern countries; courts and patrons, painters and sculptors, churchmen and traders, men, women and children. Over 1,000 illustrations are carefully focused on over 100 key topics, subject-matter taking precedence over art history. An impressive information resource provides biographies, timelines, bibliography, a gazetteer of museums and galleries and an illustrated glossary.

Table of Contents

  1. Rediscovering Antiquity •
  2. Rulers of the World •
  3. God and Man
  4. The Image of the World •
  5. Living and Dying •
  6. Science, Invention and Discovery •
  7. The Power of Art •
  8. Rebuilding Antiquity

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