Contesting the Renaissance

Contesting the Renaissance

Author(s): William Caferro

Published Online: 4 JUN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405123693

Online ISBN: 9781444324501

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324501

About this Book

In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity.


  • An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance
  • Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance
  • Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the emergence of the modern state, and reason and faith
  • Takes a balanced approach to the many different problems and perspectives that characterize Renaissance studies

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