The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy


A classic introduction to the study of the Renaissance.


Jacob Burckhardt, Translated by S G C Middlemore


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A great work of literature as well as history, this is a classic introduction to the study of the Renaissance, and one that is still a source of inspiration.

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Format: Paperback
Size: 186 x 110 mm (7 3/8 x 4 3/8 in)
Pages: 506 pp
Illustrations: 101 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714833637

Jacob Burckhardt, Professor of History at the University of Basel, Switzerland, was a remarkable scholar who had the rare gift of being able to combine vast knowledge with a vivid imagination and lively creativity. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, his major contribution to cultural history, was first published in 1860.

'Mini-triumphs of contemporary design … the words contained within these gem-like covers are lapidary as well.' (Times Literary Supplement)

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