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Contesting The Renaissance (Contesting The Past)

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In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity.

An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance

Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance

Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the
Paperback, 253 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published December 2nd 2007)
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William Caferro teaches medieval European history at Vanderbilt University. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended James Madison High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in 1984 (with a history major at Bryn Mawr College) and his Ph.D from Yale University in 1992 (where he primarily studied Greek and Latin patristic). From 1984 to 1987, he taught high ...more
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