Europe in the Renaissance : metamorphoses 1400-1600 /

The Renaissance experienced some of the most important advances in human history: the invention of the printing press using movable letters, the discovery of an unknown continent, and the formulation of a new view of the earth. It was a time when people sought to solve the riddles of nature, experim... Full description

Corporate Author: Schweizerisches Landesmuseum,
Other Authors: Hebeisen, Erika,, Aikema, Bernard,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Berlin : Hatje Cantz ; [2016]
Subjects:
Table of Contents:
  • Essays
  • Contours of a global culture.
  • Renaissances /
  • Peter Burke ;
  • How the renaissance began :
  • Prerequisites of a world cuture /
  • Bernd Roeck ;
  • Cultural dynamism on ancient foundations :
  • Renaissance humanism /
  • Nicolette Mout ;
  • Renaissance and religion :
  • The new worldliness of faith /
  • Heinz Schilling
  • New perspectives on new developments.
  • Book printing in Europe /
  • Urs B. Leu ;
  • The renaissance and the new world /
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto ;
  • Europe, renaissance, and the emergence of modern science /
  • Toby E. Huff
  • Winged ideas and migrated images.
  • The arts of Italy and the european renaissance /
  • Bernard Aikema ;
  • "Inducing the muses to cross the alps" :
  • Dynamics of the renaissance in the swiss confederacy /
  • Achatz von Müller ;
  • The renaissance of the everyday /
  • Caroline Campbell
  • Uncertainties.
  • "Sol oculus aeternus omnia videns" :
  • Occult currents in the renaissance /
  • Patrizia Castelli ;
  • The tragic renaissance (1560-1640) /
  • Robert Muchembled
  • Epilogue.
  • Outlook :
  • Pandora's box /
  • Bernd Roeck
  • Catalogue
  • Setting the stage
  • The rebirth of antiquity
  • The image revolution
  • The media revolution
  • Images of mankind
  • New worlds
  • Measuring the universe
  • Man and nature
  • The european renaissance
  • The renaissance in Switzerland
  • Everyday life
  • The ocean of the future
  • Appendix.