Renaissance in Europe
King, Margaret L.


Key Sales Info
• Compact survey that includes the role of women as well as men. • “Voice” boxes featuring extracts from contemporary literary sources and “focus” boxes highlighting historical, social or artistic issues. • Aimed at students taking courses in Renaissance studies and the general reader.

235 x 192 mm
384 Pages
Colour & Black White
Laurence King
Published: Fri 1, Feb, 2013
Price (AUD) $39.95
Item Description
In this deft recasting of the Renaissance story, Margaret L King weaves together the many strands that made up this complex cultural movement. By marrying the best of earlier scholarship with more recent research, King shows Renaissance history is today as much abou the study of power, wealth, gender, class, honour, shame, ritual and other categories of investigation as the literary and artistic achievements of the uniquely urban society that spread from Italy to the rest of Europe. Ultimately, she points to the multiple ways in which this seminal epoch influenced the later developments of Western culture and society.

About the Author

Margaret L. King is Professor Emerita of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of several books on women, humanism and Venice in Renaissance, and is currently editor-inchief of the Renaissance and Reformation online bibliography published by Oxford biographers.