Renaissance Reclaimed: Jacob Burckhard's Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy Reconsidered
Oxford; (2022): Published for the British Academy By Oxford University Press. First Edition. Octavo. Item #029206
288 pages, index. The most important book on the Italian Renaissance since Wallace K. Ferguson's The Renaissance in Historical Thought (1948). While most scholars in the past 50 years have either dismissed the Burkhardian concept of the Renaissance or rejected it entirely in favor of the broad "Early Modern Europe" label, this work has nearly a dozen major scholars from Robert Black's "The State as a Work of Art" who like each of the scholars has used the theme Ad Fontes to go to the sources along with the early work of Burckhardt which should cause the "Renaissance Deniers" to reconsider their earlier thinking. Other scholars who have contributed to this work are; Mikkel Mangold, Martin A. Ruehl, Virginia Cox, Wietse de Boer, Barbara von Reibnitz, William Stenhouse, Joan-Pau Rubies, Giuseppe Marcocci, Helen Watanable-O'Kelly, Nicholas Terpstra, and Stefan Bauer. Bound in glossy pictorial paper covered boards lettered in red and white, spine lettering red and black. A fine copy.