A Companion to the Worlds of the Renaissance
This volume brings together some of the most exciting renaissance scholars to suggest new ways of thinking about the period and to set a new series of agendas for Renaissance scholarship.
Overturns the idea that it was a period of European cultural triumph and highlights the negative as well as the positive.
Looks at the Renaissance from a world, as opposed to just European, perspective.
Views the Renaissance from perspectives other than just the cultural elite.
Gender, sex, violence, and cultural history are integrated into the analysis.
Guido Ruggiero is Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Miami. His previous publications include Binding Passions: Tales of Magic Marriage and Power at the End of the Renaissance (1993), The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice (1985), and Violence in Early Renaissance Venice (1980). He has also edited two series of books: Studies in the History of Sexuality and Selections from Quaderni Storici.