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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy Author:Jacob Burckhardt, Trans. S.G.C. Middlemore For more than 100 years, Jacob Burckhardt's lucid and all-encompassing study of the Italian Renaissance has been universally recognized as the definitive work on this great period of intellectual and artistic achievement. This famous classic recaptures the spirit and substance of the Renaissance--its pomp and poverty...its tyranny, brutality, h... more »umanism, philosophy, science, religion...its color and dress...its great art...and its immortal artists.
Unfortunately, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy has, through the years, been edited and annotated by so many scholars that parts of it would be unrecognizable to the author himself. The Mentor edition of this great work is "pure Burckhardt," an accurate rendering of the second German edition (1868)--the last edition on which Burckhardt worked--collated with the standard English translation by S.G.C. Middlemore.« less