The European Renaissance: Centers and Peripheries
November 1998, Wiley-Blackwell
Series Editor's Preface.
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Introduction: Framing the Renaissance.
1. The Age of Rediscovery: Early Renaissance.
2. Reception and Resistance.
3. The Age of Emulation: High Renaissance.
4. The Age of Variety: Late Renaissance.
5. The Domestication of the Renaissance.
Coda: The Renaissance after the Renaissance.
* Views the culture of Western Europe in co-existence with it's neighbours especially Byzantium and Islam.
* Examines the Renaissance movement in the whole of Europe from the centre to the peripheries.
"This is a delightfully nimble book distinguished by the coherence of its general structure and the clarity of its connections, qualities which are complemented by the vivid deployment of compressed detail." History Today
"Few themes have consumed as much ink as the Italian Renaissance. However, this book by Peter Burke, professor at the University of Cambridge, is original in that it explains, in a suggestive and highly accessible manner, the reasons for the success and spread of the Renaissance spirit throughout Europe between the Quattrocento and the 17th century." Bulletin Quotidien Europe
"Burke's remit remains refreshingly wide-ranging. Here, as in previous titles, he confirms that his metier is the synthetic, and always enviably accessible, introduction." Times Higher Education Supplement