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Though the edition I had was free of typos, and I value Burckhardt's writing for his brilliant insights which have not been invalidated by subsequent scholarship, it was quite... Read morePublished 24 days ago by J. RABINOWITZ
This work was tremendously important in terms of sparking deeper interest and study of the Renaissance. It reads remarkably well for a 19th c scholarly study.Published 10 months ago by D. F. Cicora
I find Burckhardt to be somewhat arrogant and to assume too much in his writing--and the work does not stand up as scholarship compared with other histories. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jason Goetz
This is a classic in the development of Renaissance Studies, even if it is a work of the 19th C. and this study has been superseded by others (such as Peter Burke or Bruce Cole);... Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Rivers
This work is historically noteworthy because it redefined how history is told. The time period covered is fascinating and lends itself to the novel approach. Read morePublished 21 months ago by C. Thomas Work
Great book if you are doing research. Endless flow of names makes it difficult to keep track of the story line.Published on November 25, 2013 by nelson crews
Although it's a book that has been surpassed, and i'm thinking here on Joan Kelly "Did women have a Renassaince?", it is still a classic book for cultural studies.Published on July 31, 2013 by Rafael Acevedo