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The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century

Charles Homer Haskins

ISBN 9780674760752

Publication date: 01/01/1971

The Italian Renaissance was preceded, structured, and, to a significant extent, determined by the Renaissance of the twelfth century which saw the culmination of Romanesque art and the beginnings of the Gothic; the emergence of vernacular languages; the revival of Latin classics, poetry, and Roman law; the recovery of Greek Science and much Greek philosophy; the origins of universities, towns, and the sovereign state.


  • It is not only exquisitely written but it is solid and profound.

    —Yale Review

Book Details

  • 439 pages
  • 5-7/16 x 8-1/2 inches
  • Harvard University Press