Award-winning lecturer Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this beautifully illustrated overview. In his introductory Note to the Reader, Bartlett first explains why he chose Jacob Burckhardt's classic narrative to guide students through the complex history of the Renaissance and then provides his own contemporary interpretation of that narrative. Over seventy color illustrations, genealogies of important Renaissance families, eight maps, a list of popes, a timeline of events, a bibliography, and an index are included.
List of Figures List of Maps and Table List of Genealogies Acknowledgements A Note to the Reader A Timeline of the Italian Renaissance Popes Following the Great Schism 1. Defining the Renaissance 2. Before the Renaissance 3. Social Continuities 4. Petrarch 5. Humanism 6. The Republic of Florence 7. Rome and the Papacy 8. The Maritime States: Pisa, Genoa, and Venice 9. The Principalities 10. Renaissance Neo-Platonism 11. The Age of Crisis 12. Medici Popes and Princes 13. The Counsel of Experience in Changing Times 14. Art and Architecture 15. The End of the Renaissance in Italy Conclusion Bibliography Sources Index