Mapping the Renaissance World:The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery Frank Lestringant
Frank Lestringant is a leading authority of humanism and on the age of discovery. His previous books include André Thevet, Cosmographe des Derniers Valois (Droz, 1991) and Le Huguenot et le Sauvage (Klincksieck, 1990).
This monumental work presents Schopenhauer´s metaphysics of the will, and wide-ranging philosophical reflections on psychology, desire, sex, death, and salvation.
Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World:Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World
The Renaissance (World Digital Library Edition):Studies in Art and Poetry Walter Pater
´´Here are luxury and penury, abundance and the most extreme deprivation, piety, and atheism...and an unbelievable frivolity - warring elements which, out of their constant conflicts, create this marvelous, outrageous, gigantic whole which we know by its collective name: Moscow.´´ (Konstantin Batyushkov) Among all the world´s capitals, few contain governmental seats of power as imposing or impressive as the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. While the name itself is often used as a shorthand to refer to the Russian government, and many people associate it with Red Square, the Kremlin is actually a fortress inside the heart of Moscow, replete with everything from ramparts and towers to decadent churches. The history of Russia is vast and winding, so it should come as no surprise that the same can be said for the Kremlin. Construction on the site was taking place by the 12th century, and by the 14th century it was imposing enough to withstand sieges. Ivan the Great added artistic flourishes to the Kremlin during the Renaissance, Catherine the Great had a residence built inside it during the 18th century, and Napoleon severely damaged the Kremlin in the course of ordering its destruction during the invasion of Russia in 1812. Even as Russian dynasties came and went, and a transition to the Soviet Union was made, the Kremlin remained - even as constant changes took place within it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Yoder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035977/bk_acx0_035977_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Odyssey of the West series addresses in chronological sequence the works that have shaped the ongoing development of Western thought both in its own right and in cultural dialogue with other traditions. Part four provides a close look at the period from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution and into the early Enlightenment. These lectures take in the immense variety and singular achievements that have helped mold our present societies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Prof. Timothy Shutt, Prof. Fred E. Baumann, Prof. Thomas F. Madden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002514/bk_reco_002514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Renaissance and the Ottoman World: