Examines Renaissance art as a reflection of the culture of the period which lasted from the fourteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, and includes discussion of selected artists, and examples of their work.
Presents a biography of late fifteenth-century Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and playwright, Niccolo Machiavelli; and provides an introduction to his writings and his influence on political and social thought of his day.
An examination of daily life in Renaissance Italy, looking at a range of settings and socioeconomic backgrounds, discussing families, honor and religion, media, literacy and schooling, houses, food, clothing, disease and healing, and other topics.
Provides historical, cultural, and social contexts for the study of English literature, looking at the literary genres and highlighting key writers and works from the Renaissance, and includes a time line, glossaries, and resources for further study.
Describes the arduous training and difficult day-to-day working lives of painters in Florence during the Renaissance and discusses how their changing approach to the art they created elevated their standing and influence in Florentine society.