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The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

Jacob Burckhardt

The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Jacob Burckhardt, [transl. by S.G.C.Middlemore]. Vol.2.
ContributionsMiddlemore, S. G. C.
The Physical Object
Paginationviiip., p.279-516, p.ix-xv :
Number of Pages516
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13947571M

Sinredeemer Burckhardt's 'Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy' is fundamental to our understanding of the Renaissance, even though it has long since ceased to be definitive. In there was not yet any agreed corpus of Renaissance art, so at the Uffizi you could gaze on Leonardo da Vinci's shocking painting of the Medusa — sadly now exiled from his oeuvre. The sheer volume of work produced ensures the period a prominent place in history books and museums, but the volume is far surpassed by the talent and splendor with which the artists and writers, funded by generous leaders, created their masterpieces. Even the pomp and display with which the despot was perhaps less anxious to gratify his own vanity than to impress the popular imagination, awakened their keenest sarcasm. These two great 19th-century books are still at the living heart of their subjects.

It was otherwise at a later time with Torquato Tasso, whose presence at court was jealously sought after. According to John Lukacs, he was the first master of cultural history, which seeks to describe the spirit and the forms of expression of a particular age, a particular people, or a particular place. It was thus that the Fabrianese murdered the members of their ruling house, the Chiavelli, during high mass, the signal being given by the words of the Creed, 'Et incarnatus est. By such means Alfonso was able to entertain distinguished guests with unrivalled splendor; he found pleasure in ceaseless expense, even for the benefit of his enemies, and in rewarding literary work knew absolutely no measure. The Baglioni were one of those families whose rule never took the shape of an avowed despotism. Middlemore, in 2 vols.

In the sixteenth century, through the influence of foreign ideas and of the counter- reformation which then began, the whole question was judged more strictly: Varchi discovers that the succession of the legitimate children 'is ordered by reason, and is the will of heaven from eternity. With Maximilian I begins not only the general intervention of foreign nations, but a new imperial policy with regard to Italy. Two different publishers of this book each offer introductions by two excellent contemporary historians: the Penguin Classics version is introduced by Peter Burke, and the Random House Modern Library version is introduced by Peter Gay. At least he doesn't try to theorize everything.


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The policy of his two sons was chiefly aimed at the destruction of the new despotisms founded by the Condottieri; and from the greatest of them, Facino Cane, the house of Visconti inherited, together with his widow, a long list of cities, andgolden florins, not to speak of the soldiers of her first husband whom Beatrice di Tenda brought with her.

In the city was turned into a camp, and the houses of the leading citizens swarmed with bravos; scenes of violence were of daily occurrence. Share via Email Renaissance spirit The most striking disclosures have been left us with respect to the murderers of Galeazzo Sforza, Lampugnani, Olgiati, and Visconti.

And this was the man who conducted long and difficult wars, who dealt habitually with political affairs of the first importance, and every day sent his plenipotentiaries to all parts of Italy.

The acknowledgment or exclusion of the bastards was a fruitful source of contest and most of these families in consequence were plagued with a crowd of discontented and vindictive kinsmen.

About this time Cola de' Montani, a humanist and professor of eloquence, had awakened among many of the The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy book Milanese nobility a vague passion for glory and The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy book achievements, and had mentioned to Lampugnani and Olgiati his hope of The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy book Milan.

In Giangaleazzo that passion for the colossal which was common to most of the despots shows itself on the largest scale.

Giovanni Maria, too, is famed for his dogs, which were no longer, however, used for hunting but for tearing human bodies. The study of the Renaissance can no more forget Burckhardt than biology can leave Darwin behind. The cuckoo clock.

Despots of the Fifteenth Century The despotisms of the fifteenth century show an altered character. To each eye, perhaps, the outlines of a given civilization present a different picture; and in treating of a civilization which is the mother of our own, and whose influence is still at work among us, it is unavoidable that individual judgement and feeling should tell every moment both on the writer and on the reader.

Can't be helped. From this usurpation followed the French intervention, and the disasters which befell the whole of Italy. A character like that of Charles the Bold, which wore itself out in the passionate pursuit of impracticable ends, was a riddle to the Italians.

I'd like to read more in depth about each of the things he touches on, with more background, but for an overview, it isn't awful. Out of this income the expenses of the little court, of the bodyguard, of the mercenary troops, and of the public buildings were met, as well as of the buffoons and men of talent who belonged to the personal attendants of the prince.

He had been wounded in every point in which a ruler is open to offence; for the leaders of the barons, though related to him by marriage, were yet the allies of his foreign enemies. Suspicion was soon aroused against him: he was banished from the city, and his pupils were abandoned to the fanaticism he had excited.

The last of the Visconti Filippo Mariais a character of peculiar interest, and of which fortunately an admirable description has been left us. At his court, the most brilliant in Europe, since that of Burgundy had ceased to exist, immorality of the worst kind was prevalent; the daughter was sold by the father, the wife by the husband, the sister by the brother.

As a historian, he would not have denied that he was also part of his times, place and society. Varano himself encouraged them with devilish ingenuity: he worked upon Grifone by the prospect of undivided authority, and by stories of an imaginary intrigue of his wife Zenobia with Gianpaolo.

When in Charles VIII approached, the Baglioni from Perugia and the exiles encamped in and near Assisi conducted the war with such ferocity that every house in the valley was levelled to the ground. What ferocity and bloodthirstiness is found, on the other hand, among the Varani of Camerino, the Malatesta of Rimini, the Manfreddi of Faenza, and above all among the Baglioni of Perugia.

Where the ruler of a single town was distinguished by a wise, moderate, and humane government, and by zeal for intellectual culture, he was generally a member of some great family, or politically [ dependent on it. Usually only takes a few days. I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information above to help pglaf.

Never was the triumph of genius and individual power more brilliantly displayed than in him; and those who would P. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy is a classic of modernism. In the night of July 15 the doors were forced, and Guido, Astorre, Simonetto, and Gismondo were murdered; the others succeeded in escaping.

Since the governments were absolute, and free from all legal restraints, the opposition chose its weapons with equal freedom.

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

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The struggle between the Popes and the Hohenstaufen left Italy in a political condition which differed essentially from that of other countries .Index of The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy; Next part (2) Redactor's Note: This version download pdf Burckhardt is from the 2nd edition.

Many later editions were issued, but this is the last with Burckhardt's own input. Burckhardt received nothing for his labors for this book, and so it is fitting that it is returned to the public domain.Book from the Archaeological Survey of Ebook Central Archaeological Library, New Delhi.

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