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By Guido Ruggiero

ISBN-10: 1405157836

ISBN-13: 9781405157834

This quantity brings jointly essentially the most fascinating renaissance students to indicate new methods of wondering the interval and to set a brand new sequence of agendas for Renaissance scholarship.

• Overturns the concept that it used to be a interval of ecu cultural triumph and highlights the unfavorable in addition to the optimistic.

• appears to be like on the Renaissance from a global, in preference to simply ecu, viewpoint.

• perspectives the Renaissance from views except simply the cultural elite.

• Gender, intercourse, violence, and cultural background are built-in into the analysis.

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Devastated by the ravages of imperial troops, its population reduced to fewer than 10,000 souls, Rome slowly recovered under the leadership of its popes, from Paul I11 ( 1 5 3 4 4 9 ) to Sixtus V (1585-90). Churches, monasteries, and palaces were rebuilt, while new construction (St. Peter’s, the Farnese and Massimo palaces, the Villa Lante) provided livelihood for architects, artists, and laborers. By the late sixteenth century, Rome’s population had grown to 100,000 and Sixtus V launched a massive campaign to restore the physical city: completing the dome of St.

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