- ISBN 9780375759260 / 0375759263
- Title The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
- Author Jacob Burckhardt
- Category European History
Early History: C 500 To C 1450/1500
- Format Paperback
- Year 2002
- Pages 432
- Publisher Modern Library
- Imprint Modern Library Inc
- Language English
- Dimensions 134mm x 23mm x 202mm
Published in 1860, Burckhardt's great work redefined our sense of the European past, wholly reinterpreting what has since been known simply as the Italian Renaissance. With unsurpassed erudition, Burckhardt illuminates a world of artistic and cultural ferment, innovation, and discovery; of revived humanism; of fierce tensions between church and empire; and of the birth of both the modern state and the modern individual. "The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy remains the single most important and influential account of this crucial moment in the history of the West.
Burckhardt was professor of history and the history of art at the University of Basel, and was a mentor to Friedrich Nietzsche.