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England and the Italian Renaissance: The Growth of Interest in its History and Art, 4th Edition

England and the Italian Renaissance: The Growth of Interest in its History and Art, 4th Edition

John R. Hale

ISBN: 978-0-631-23365-7

Dec 2005

214 pages

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$52.95

Description

This fourth edition of Sir John Hale’s classic history of England and the Italian Renaissance includes a detailed introduction by Edward Chaney surveying scholarly developments since the book was first published.

  • Fourth edition of Sir John Hale’s classic history of England and the Italian Renaissance, first published in 1954.
  • The book’s focus on fundamental issues and basis in little-read primary sources ensures that it endures as an important contribution to historical scholarship. Clear, chronological narrative, beautifully written.
  • Provides essential understanding of the period, illuminating both British and Italian cultural history.
  • The fourth edition includes a new introduction by Edward Chaney who is an expert on Anglo-Italian cultural relations.
  • Chaney surveys the scholarship of the last 50 years and supplies an up-to-date bibliography.
Table of Contents.

Introduction to the Third Edition: Edward Chaney.

Preface to the First Edition.

1. The Beginnings of Interest: mid-Sixteenth to mid-Seventeenth Centuries.

2. From Description to Speculation: mid-Seventeenth to Late Eighteenth centuries.

3. Taste for Italian Paintings: I Sixteenth to Late Eighteenth Centuries.

4. The Medici and William Roscoe: Late Eighteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries.

5. Taste for Italian Paintings: II Late Eighteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries.

6. Prejudice and the Term Renaissance: Early to mid-Nineteenth Century.

7. Taste for Italian Paintings: III Early Nineteenth Century to Ruskin.

8. John Addington Symonds.

Notes.

Bibliographical Note.

Index


  • Fourth edition of Sir John Hale’s classic history of England and the Italian Renaissance, first published in 1954.
  • The book’s focus on fundamental issues and basis in little-read primary sources ensures that it endures as an important contribution to historical scholarship
  • Clear, chronological narrative, beautifully written.
  • Provides essential understanding of the period, illuminating both British and Italian cultural history.
  • The fourth edition includes a new introduction by Edward Chaney who is an expert on Anglo-Italian cultural relations.
  • Chaney surveys the scholarship of the last 50 years and supplies an up-to-date bibliography