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Everyday Renaissances

The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice

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$55.00 • £47.95 • €50.95

ISBN 9780674659834

Publication Date: 03/08/2016


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An innovative, highly significant, and original contribution to the study of early modern European cultural history. Ross makes a concrete, well-documented case that cultural pursuits served an important set of purposes in helping early modern people craft their identities.—Christopher S. Celenza, author of Machiavelli: A Portrait

Everyday Renaissances rests on a solid foundation of original archival research; Ross has mined inventories and testaments for what they can tell us about the humanistic values and aspirations of their subjects. Clearly-written and logically structured, this is a significant addition to our understanding of Venetian Renaissance humanism.—Craig Kallendorf, author of Humanist Educational Treatises

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