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review Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien ein Versuch Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ [Read] ➳ Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien ein Versuch Author Jacob Burckhardt – For nineteenth century Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt the Italian Renaissance was nothing less thanRal transition this nineteenth century masterpiece was to become the most influential interpretation Kultur der Renaissance in Italien MOBI #8608 of the Italian Renaissance and anticipated ideas such as Nietzsche's concept of the 'Ubermensch' in its portrayal of an age of geni. Burkhardt's famous work on the Renaissance may seem difficult to read by modern sensibilities but it truly started something very new There are two main ideas at play here First the idea that the Renaissance is the first time that humanity starts to recognize and celebrate individuality Secondly Burkhardt is using a methodology very different from historians before him He's not concerned with narrative of events with politics or military developments Instead he is examining Renaissance culture through its art its music its poetry basically the things that it made This materialistic approach to cultural history is very interesting and forces us to ask interesting uestions about ourselves What does our architecture our workspaces our furniture say about usBurkhardt's language is out of date and difficult for many and he is full of anecdoes and random stories The pile of random Italian names grows and grows until the reader gets numb to the various stories and keeping track of the various personalities being brandied about becomes overwhelming Yet slogging or skimming through these sections rewards the reader with interesting insights and a different way of looking at history For Burkhardt the Renaissance is where modernity begins Individuality as we know it starts there Modern ways of thinking about science philosophy art social relations and politics all begins with developments in Renaissance Italy He may be overstating his case but it is interesting nonethelessThere are of course problems His book written in the mid 1800s shows its age pretty terribly Much newer research has updating many of his claims Some assertions like his claim that women and men were totally eual in this time are almost laughable His work also lacks any sort of structure No introduction or conclusion no clear transition passages the work at times appears as notes for a a different nonexistent work Despite these flaws his work was incredibly influential and spawned new schools of thought among historians Few historians have been as influential as Burkhardt

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For nineteenth der Renaissance PDF #197 century Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt the Italian Renaissance was nothing less than the beginning of the modern world a world in which flourishing individualism and the competition for fame radically transformed science the arts and p. “Thus what the word Renaissance really means is new birth to liberty—the spirit of mankind recovering consciousness and the power of self determination recognizing the beauty of the outer world and of the body through art liberating the reason in science and the conscience in religion restoring culture to the intelligence and establishing the principle of political freedom” ― John Addington Symonds Renaissance in ItalyOften when writing about the Renaissance there is tendency among expertswritershistorians to focus on the well plumed bird and ignore the nest Burckhardt spends nearly 400 pages carefully detailing the Tuscan nest of the Renaissance that embraced protected and incubated the great Italian artists of the Rinascimento Giotto to Michelangelo etcBurckhardt first describes the state in Italy and carefully describes the rise of the despots the energy of the republics and the push and the pull of the papacy He builds on this describing the development of the individual Italy's relationship with its Classical past Finally Burckhardt details the science society and religion of Italy during those impressive years between 1350 and 1550I think Daniel J Boorstin summarized it best when he said Burckhardt offered a classic portrait of the men and institutions that gave the era its characters and made it the mother of modern European civilizationLike Gibbon's fantastic 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' it is tempting to gloss over how drastically the craft of history was changed by this book Burckhardt wasn't interested in a stale or utilitarian history He wanted a nest that was just as beautiful as the bird it bore

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Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien ein VersuchOlitics In this landmark work he depicts the Italian city states of Florence Venice and Rome as providing the seeds of a new form of society and traces the rise of the creative individual from Dante to Michelangelo A Die Kultur PDF or fascinating description of an era of cultu. This work bears the title of an essay in the strictest sense of the word I did not know what I was getting into when I opened this book I assumed that it was simply a narrative history of the Renaissance and thus I figured it would be mostly review But there is no narrative to be found in these pages Rather Burckhardt gives us the pioneering work of cultural history changing both our picture of the Renaissance and our ideas about how to write history A comparison with Gibbon is instructive While Gibbon arranged all of his material into chronological order searching for causes and effects in the ceaseless stream of history hoping to finally solve that mystery of the ages—namely why did Rome fall—Burckhardt is almost entirely unconcerned with causesHis book is not an attempt to explain the Italian Renaissance but to describe it Thus he takes the approach of an anthropologist studying a people hoping to understand a foreign culture He describes the political structure the social hierarchy the forms of education the attitude towards the environment the role of women the religious rituals the common superstitions and much In the process many events and people are portrayed but only as illustrations of attitudes ideals mentalities What emerges is a picture of the Renaissance Mind Burckhardt’s book is far from perfect For one he wrote it for fellow scholars not anticipating his book's popularity; thus he presupposes uite a thorough knowledge of Renaissance history constantly making references without explanations What is his approach of anthropological history rests on the presupposition which he tries to justify that the culture of the Italian Renaissance was uniform and constant enough in the centuries between Dante and Michelangelo that scant attention need be paid to chronology And in the attempt to sharply delineate the Italian Renaissance from both the medieval period and the rest of Europe Burckhardt makes some dubious generalizations especially about the Spanish whom Burckhardt did not like Besides all this it is somewhat unsatisfying to have a history book that is so unconcerned with historical causation At the very least a modern treatment of the Renaissance wouldn’t so totally neglect economics as Burckhardt does These faults notwithstanding this book is a true classic of history Burckhardt is so engrossed in the material with such a deep knowledge of all the thinkers and writers with all the pertinent facts at his fingertips that you cannot but feel awed by the performance He is also such a stately writer Even in translation his prose is elegant managing to preserve the intimacy of an essay within the strictures of a historical treatise This stateliness also describes his turn of mind Burckhardt manages to be both brief and leisurely in his exposition never rushing never too eager to prove his point and yet tackling complex topics in just a few pages Whether he was right or not whether this is an accurate picture of the Italian Renaissance I cannot say; but it is a brilliant and important work of scholarship an impressive and inspiring feat