GENE BRUCKER RENAISSANCE FLORENCE PDF

Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the city of Florence experienced the most creative period in her entire history. This book offers an analysis of that community, focusing on the years in an examination of the city's physical character, its economic and social structure and developments, and its political and religious life. Read more Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item

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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Renaissance Florence by Gene A. Renaissance Florence by Gene A. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the city of Florence experienced the most creative period in her entire history. This book is an in-depth analysis of that dynamic community, focusing primarily on the years in an examination of the city's physical character, its economic and social structure and developments, its political and religious life, and its cu In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the city of Florence experienced the most creative period in her entire history.

This book is an in-depth analysis of that dynamic community, focusing primarily on the years in an examination of the city's physical character, its economic and social structure and developments, its political and religious life, and its cultural achievement. For this edition, Mr. Get A Copy. Paperback , updated edition , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Renaissance Florence , please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Renaissance Florence. Aug 03, Ginesthoi rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this book in college as part of an art history class, Art and Politics of Renaissance Florence.

The book is very informative about the social, cultural, and political aspects of Rensaissance Florence, but it is dry. I could barely get through it and ended up skimming most of it. However, on the bright side, it did make me fondly recall my days at B. Egerton - someone who was as passionate as they come about art, history, politics, Florence, and Italy.

He was a great inspirati I read this book in college as part of an art history class, Art and Politics of Renaissance Florence. He was a great inspiration and thoughts of him convinced me to take a couple of trips to Italy several years later where I instantly and forever fell in love with Florence. Jan 14, Mark Singer rated it really liked it Shelves: 16th-century , 17th-century , history , italy , renaissance.

This is a good basic survey on Florence that concentrates on the period from through , with some material before and after. As I am in the middle on reading about Niccolo Machiavelli and the Italian Renaissance, I found this useful on the period background. Jul 30, Joe Matson rated it really liked it.

A rich history with interweaving subjects. The writing style is kind of old fashioned but readable nevertheless. Aug 22, Cat rated it really liked it Shelves: historyofthemiddleages. This book chronicles the golden age of Florence, from the 's through the 's. Brucker does an excellent job of using the ample primary source materials located in Florence itself: his text is chock full of merchant's account books, diplomatic letters and funeral arrangements.

His treatment compares favorably with Hibberts book on the Medici, which covers much the same ground but with little or no use of primary sources. At the same time, the tone of the book is conversational. Brucker doe This book chronicles the golden age of Florence, from the 's through the 's. Brucker doesn't let his sources get in the way of readability. This book is one of Norman F. Cantor's "Core " books on Midevial studies and Cantor himself edited it as part of the "Historical Cities" collection.

Although "Renaissance Florence" was written in the mid 60's, it still feels vibrant and up to date. I think this quality is attributable to his reliance on primary, rather then secondary source material. This approach provides a cohesive portrait of the Florentian golden age without unduly emphasizing the painting and sculpture of the fiftteenth century. I found the sections on the economy and politics more interesting then the section on culture, which is a testament to Mr. Brucker's fine scholarship.

Jul 25, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: history-read. An detailed account of Florence during one of the most important periods of history.

Brucker, an expert in renaissance Europe, presents the intricate political, economic and cultural landscape of Florence. It focuses on the details of how the city ran, how it fits in the context of Europe and how the people of Florence helped form the principle renaissance city. Highly detailed and well sourced, probably not a book for beginners but anyone with an interest in renaissance Europe will enjoy. Aug 04, Danielle rated it really liked it Shelves: history , non-fiction.

Great for those new to the study of Renaissance Florence, as well as those who have been into it for years. May 10, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: outside-reading , italy-after-rome. An interesting thematic portrait of the quintessential Renaissance city. Sparse with specifics, but very rich in giving a look at the city, its people, and their various aspects. Jul 02, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: history , non-fiction , renaissance-history , school.

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