Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Peter Burke
    Pages 1-6
  3. Peter Burke
    Pages 7-26
  4. Peter Burke
    Pages 49-56
  5. Peter Burke
    Pages 57-61
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 63-77

About this book


In this study Peter Burke distances himself from the traditional interpretation of the Renaissance as essentially Italian, self-consciously modern and easily separable from the Middle Ages. He emphasises the survival of medieval traditions and the process of the creative adaptation of classical forms and values to their new cultural and social contexts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The story is carried down to the seventeenth century and the diffusion and disintegration of what had once been a coherent movement. Illustrated with black and white plates, this edition has been updated throughout to take account of recent scholarship, has a fully revised bibliography and will provide the student with a stimulating introduction to the subject.


bibliography edition Europe event integration interpret Italy Medieval Literature Middle Ages Renaissance seventeenth century subject tradition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Renaissance
  • Authors P. Burke
  • Series Title Studies in European History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-66927-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25495-8
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages VII, 88
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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