A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance by Guido Ruggiero

By Guido Ruggiero

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

  • Overturns the concept it was once a interval of ecu cultural triumph and highlights the unfavorable in addition to the optimistic.
  • Looks on the Renaissance from an international, instead of simply ecu, viewpoint.
  • Views the Renaissance from views except simply the cultural elite.
  • Gender, intercourse, violence, and cultural background are built-in into the analysis.

Chapter 1 The Italian Renaissance (pages 21–38): Gene Brucker
Chapter 2 the ecu Renaissance (pages 39–54): Randolph Starn
Chapter three The Renaissance and the center East (pages 55–69): Linda T. Darling
Chapter four The Renaissance international from the West (pages 70–87): Matthew Restall
Chapter five The historic Geography of the Renaissance (pages 88–103): Peter Burke
Chapter 6 Governments and Bureaucracies (pages 104–123): Edward Muir
Chapter 7 Honor, legislation, and customized in Renaissance Europe (pages 124–138): James R. Farr
Chapter eight Violence and its regulate within the overdue Renaissance: An Italian version (pages 139–155): Gregory Hanlon
Chapter nine Manners, Courts, and Civility (pages 156–171): Robert Muchembled
Chapter 10 relatives and extended family within the Renaissance global (pages 172–187): Joanne M. Ferraro
Chapter eleven Gender (pages 188–207): Elissa B. Weaver
Chapter 12 the parable of Renaissance Individualism (pages 208–224): John Jeffries Martin
Chapter thirteen Social Hierarchies: the higher periods (pages 225–242): Matthew Vester
Chapter 14 Social Hierarchies: The reduce periods (pages 243–258): James S. Amelang
Chapter 15 instruments for the improvement of the ecu financial system (pages 259–278): Karl Appuhn
Chapter sixteen monetary Encounters and the 1st levels of an international financial system (pages 279–295): John A. Marino
Chapter 17 The Subcultures of the Renaissance international (pages 297–315): David C. Gentilcore
Chapter 18 excessive tradition (pages 316–332): Ingrid D. Rowland
Chapter 19 non secular Cultures (pages 333–348): R. Po?Chia Hsia
Chapter 20 artwork (pages 334–365): Loren Partridge
Chapter 21 Literature (pages 366–383): James Grantham Turner
Chapter 22 Political rules (pages 384–402): John M. Najemy
Chapter 23 The clinical Renaissance (pages 403–424): William Eamon
Chapter 24 Plague, sickness, and starvation (pages 425–443): Mary Lindemann
Chapter 25 Renaissance Bogeymen: the mandatory Monsters of the Age (pages 444–459): Linda Woodbridge
Chapter 26 Violence and conflict within the Renaissance global (pages 460–474): Thomas F. Arnold
Chapter 27 Witchcraft and Magic (pages 475–490): Guido Ruggiero
Chapter 28 The Illicit Worlds of the Renaissance (pages 491–505): Ian Frederick Moulton

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In 1502, he was hired as a military engineer by Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI, who was then building a state in central Italy. When Cesare’s state collapsed after his father’s death in 1503, Leonardo returned to Florence but then moved back to Milan to serve the French rulers of the duchy. After the French were driven out of Milan by a Spanish army (1512), the peripatetic Leonardo traveled to Rome but received no support from Pope Julius 11. He then returned to Milan and was invited by Louis XI1 to settle in France.

Contradicting the vision of Renaissance man joyfully breaking the traditional bonds and exulting in his liberty is the picture of the Florentine who desperately sought new sources of security and identity to replace those which had disappeared. He forged bonds of friendship and obligation with protectors and benefactors, who would defend him against his enemies and also against the burgeoning power of the state. Nor was the powerful citizen, the patron, really free. He too was enmeshed in a network of obligations and commitments which limited and controlled his freedom of action.

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