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The Resource The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640, William J. Bouwsma

The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640, William J. Bouwsma

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The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640
Title
The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640
Statement of responsibility
William J. Bouwsma
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Historians have viewed intellectual and artistic achievement as a seamless progression in a single direction, with the Renaissance, as identified by Jacob Burckhardt, as the root and foundation of modern culture. But in this new analysis William Bouwsma rethinks the accepted view, arguing that while the Renaissance had a beginning and, unquestionably, a climax, it also had an ending." "Examining the careers of the greatest figures of the age - Montaigne, Galileo, Jonson, Descartes, Hooker, Shakespeare, and Cervantes among many others - Bouwsma perceives in their work a growing sense of doubt and anxiety about the modern world. He considers first those features of modern European culture generally associated with the traditional Renaissance, features which reached their climax in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. But even as the movements of the Renaissance gathered strength, simultaneous impulses operated in a contrary direction. Bouwsma identifies a growing concern with personal identity, shifts in the interests of major thinkers, a decline in confidence about the future, and a heightening of anxiety." "Exploring the fluctuating and sometimes contradictory atmosphere in which Renaissance artists and thinkers operated, Bouwsma shows how the very liberation from old boundaries and modes of expression that characterised the Renaissance itself became increasingly stifling and destructive. By drawing attention to the waning of the Renaissance culture of freedom and creativity, Bouwsma offers a wholly new and intriguing interpretation of the place of the European Renaissance in modern culture."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.2/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB401
LC item number
.B59 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Yale intellectual history of the West
Label
The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640, William J. Bouwsma
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural community of Europe -- The liberation of the self -- The liberation of knowing -- The liberation of time -- The liberation of space -- The liberation of politics -- The liberation of religion -- The worst of times -- Renaissance theater and the crisis of the self -- Toward a culture of order -- The reordered self -- The quest for certainty: from skepticism to science -- The decline of historical consciousness -- Order in society and government -- Order in religion -- Order in the arts
Control code
ocm45103027
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780300085372
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00049538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)45103027
Label
The waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640, William J. Bouwsma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cultural community of Europe -- The liberation of the self -- The liberation of knowing -- The liberation of time -- The liberation of space -- The liberation of politics -- The liberation of religion -- The worst of times -- Renaissance theater and the crisis of the self -- Toward a culture of order -- The reordered self -- The quest for certainty: from skepticism to science -- The decline of historical consciousness -- Order in society and government -- Order in religion -- Order in the arts
Control code
ocm45103027
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 288 pages
Isbn
9780300085372
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00049538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)45103027

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