With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this title offers a survey of Europe in the Renaissance, from the late thirteenth to early seventeenth centuries, and shows how the Renaissance laid key foundations for many aspects of the modern world.
Introduction: The Renaissance -- A World in Motion John Jeffries Martin Part 1: Three Preludes 1. Rome at the Center of a Civilization Ingrid Rowland 2. Framing and Mirroring the World Lyle Massey 3. The Black Death, Tragedy, and Transformation Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. Part 2: A World in Motion 4. The Manufacture and Movement of Goods Joanne M. Ferraro 5. Cities, Towns, and New Forms of Culture Alexander Cowan 6. European Expansion and a New Order of Knowledge Francisco Bethencourt 7. The Invention of Europe John A. Marino 8. Humanity Anthony Grafton Part 3: The Movement of Ideas 9. The Circulation of Knowledge Peter Burke 10. Virgil and Homer in Poland Michael Tworek 11. Montaigne in Italy Francois Rigolot 12. "Shared Studies Foster Friendship:" Humanism and History in Spain Katherine Elliot van Liere 13. Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas More: Parallel Lives David Harris Sacks Part 4: The Circulation of Power 14. Courts, Art, and Power Malcolm Vale 15. An Imperial Renaissance Thomas Dandelet 16. Renaissance Triumphalism in Art Randolph Starn 17. The Ottoman Empire Daniel Goffman 18. Religious Authority and Ecclesiastical Governance Constantin Fasolt 19. Mothers and Children Caroline Castiglione 20. The Renaissance Goes Up in Smoke Robert C. Davis Part 5: Making Identities 21. Human Exceptionalism Kenneth Gouwens 22. Worthy of Faith? Authors and Readers in Early Modernity Albert Russell Ascoli 23. The Renaissance Portrait: From Resemblance to Representation Bronwen Wilson 24. Objects and Identity: Antonio de'Medici and the Casino at San Marco in Florence Jacqueline Marie Musacchio 25. Food: Pietro Aretino and the Art of Conspicuous Consumption Douglas Biow 26. Shakespeare's Dream of Retirement David Bevington Part 6: Beliefs and Reforms 27.Speaking Books, Moving Images Meredith J. Gill 28. Religious Minorities N. S. Davidson 29. Humanism and the Dream of Christian Unity Susan R. Boettcher 30. Christian Reform and its Discontents Brad S. Gregory 31. A Tale of Two Tribunals David Gentilcore 32. Christianity in Sixteenth-Century Brazil Alida C. Metcalf 33. Toward a Sacramental Poetics Regina Mara Schwartz Part 7: A New Order of Knowledge 34. The Sun at the Center of the World Paula Findlen