Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. First Edition. Octavo. Item #025313
xi, 528 pages, illustrations. The breadth of the term "Renaissance" is covered from a seminal article by Paul Oskar Kristeller's "Renaissance Humanism and its Significance" to the English Renaissance with aspects of Shakespeare, George Herbert, Donne and Milton. D.S. Chamber's "Spas in the Italian Renaissance" covers the 13th-16th centuries in terms of the revival of ancient medical science in Padua and Bologna. It concludes with the article by Gordon Campbell, "Popular Ideas of God in the Renaissance." This last article will be thought-provoking to those who know at least the outlines of historical theology as the humanists and especially Milton dealt with the ideas without building upon the most obscure aspects of the medieval synthesis. Bound in red cloth lettered in gilt, front free endpaper with evidence of sticker removal. A very nice near fine copy.