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The Resource A short history of the Italian Renaissance, Virginia Cox

A short history of the Italian Renaissance, Virginia Cox

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A short history of the Italian Renaissance
Title
A short history of the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Cox
Title variation
Italian Renaissance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary creative energy of Renaissance Italy lies at the root of modern Western culture. In her elegant new introduction, Virginia Cox offers a fresh vision of this iconic moment in European cultural history, when - between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries - Italy led the world in painting, building, science and literature. Her book explores key artistic, literary and intellectual developments, but also histories of food and fashion, map-making, exploration and anatomy. Alongside towering figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Machiavelli and Isabella d'Este, Cox reveals a cast of lesser-known Renaissance protagonists including printers, travel writers, actresses, courtesans, explorers, inventors and even celebrity chefs. At the same time, Italy's rich regional diversity is emphasized; in addition to the great artistic capitals of Florence, Rome and Venice, smaller but cutting-edge centres such as Ferrara, Mantua, Bologna, Urbino and Siena are given their due. Each court and city, Cox argues, pursued its own distinctive version of the Italian Renaissance, animated by a lively civic rivalry that pushed cultural innovation to ever-new heights of ambition and achievement. Fired by this emulative urge, the great ruling dynasties of the age, from the Medici and the Sforza to the Este and Gonzaga, poured their vast wealth into architecture, art, spectacle and patronage of learning, leading to results that continue to inspire us. As the author demonstrates, women played a far more prominent role in this exhilarating resurgence than was recognized until very recently - both as patrons of art and literature and as creative artists themselves. "Renaissance woman," she boldly argues, is as important a legacy as "Renaissance man."
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NLE
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Cox, Virginia
Dewey number
945/.05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG533
LC item number
.C68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Short history of ..
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  • Renaissance
  • Italy
Label
A short history of the Italian Renaissance, Virginia Cox
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps and illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Timeline -- What, where, when whose? -- The Renaissance and the ancient -- The Renaissance and the modern -- Identity and the self -- renaissance man -- Renaissance woman -- Conclusion -- Further reading -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn929031488
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781784530785
Lccn
2016388021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A short history of the Italian Renaissance, Virginia Cox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps and illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Timeline -- What, where, when whose? -- The Renaissance and the ancient -- The Renaissance and the modern -- Identity and the self -- renaissance man -- Renaissance woman -- Conclusion -- Further reading -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn929031488
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781784530785
Lccn
2016388021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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