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Published: 15 June 2006

160 Pages | 20 halftones

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192801630

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The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Jerry Brotton

Very Short Introductions

  • First clear and concise account of the Renaissance as a global phenomenon as opposed to a purely European event. An important new vision of the Renaissance for the 21st century by a young Renaissance scholar of a new generation.
  • Controversially disputes traditional view of a single Renaissance - proposing that this was a vibrant cultural period when western and eastern cultures mixed to great mutual benefit
  • Considers the Renaissance in terms of both science and the arts.
  • Offers both a comprehensive overview of a global Renaissance and a new view of the role of the East in the development of the European Renaissance.
  • Argues that there are significant parallels between the Renaissance and our own era.