The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
by Jacob Burckhardt , S. G. C. Middlemore , Peter Burke
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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For the nineteenth century Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt, the Italian Renaissance was nothing less than the beginning of the modern world – a world in which the blossoming of individualism and competition for glory radically transformed science, the arts and politicsIn this landmark work he depicts the Italian city-states of Florence, Venice and Rome, providing the seeds of a new form of society, and traces the rise of individual creativity, of Dante and Michelangelo.A fascinating description of the era of cultural transition, this nineteenth century masterpiece was to become the most influential interpretation of the Italian Renaissance, and foresaw ideas like Nietzsche’s concept of the’Ubermensch’ in his portrait of a genius age
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