Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 May 2003

256 Pages | numerous halftones and 8 colour plates


ISBN: 9780192802651

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The Renaissance Bazaar

from the Silk Road to Michelangelo

Jerry Brotton

  • 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.

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