RSART: Renaissance Society of America Reprint Text Series


These books are specially selected and designed to keep in print important works in Renaissance studies for the course market.
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The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390-1460
The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390-1460
By Lauro Martines

First published in 1963, this groundbreaking study provides a detailed picture of the social structure of Florence in the Quattrocento. Martines's work influenced a generation of scholars and illuminated a complex and multifaceted world.

Published Mar 2011
The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market
The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market
By Martin Wackernagel
Translated by Alison Luchs

Wackernagel stresses the changing roles of commissions and patrons in the late fourteenth to the early fifteenth centuries, from small-scale enterprise under Lorenzo de Medici to the large-scale development of major Florentine monuments.

Published Mar 2011
The Renaissance in Historical Thought
The Renaissance in Historical Thought
By Wallace K. Ferguson

Originally published in 1948, Wallace K. Ferguson's The Renaissance in Historical Thought is a key piece of scholarship on Renaissance historiography.

Published Mar 2006
Tudor Historical Thought
Tudor Historical Thought
By F.J. Levy

An essential text in Renaissance historiography, Tudor Historical Thought will now be available to a new generation of scholars.

Published Feb 2004
Soldiers of Christ: Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France
Soldiers of Christ: Preaching in Late Medieval and Reformation France
By Larissa J. Taylor

Larissa Taylor has examined over 1600 sermons given by the leading lay preachers in France between 1460 and 1560, and examines the social context of preaching and the sermon while reconstructing popular attitudes towards original sin, free will, purgatory, the Devil, the sacraments, and the magical arts.

Published Dec 2002
Jews in the Canary Islands: Being a calendar of Jewish Cases extracted from the records of the Canariote inquisition in the collection of the Marquess of Bute
Jews in the Canary Islands: Being a calendar of Jewish Cases extracted from the records of the Canariote inquisition in the collection of the Marquess of Bute
By Lucien Wolf

First published in 1926, together with an introduction analysing the work of the Inquisition and explaining its relation to general Jewish history until 1928, this is a fascinating collection of records showing not only the workings of the Inquisition, but the lives of crypto-Jews during a time of fierce repression.

Published Dec 2001
The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study
The Society of Renaissance Florence: A Documentary Study
By Gene A. Brucker

First published in 1971, The Society of Renaissance Florence is an invaluable collection of 132 original Florentine documents dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Published Nov 2001
Venice: A Documentary History, 1450-1630
Venice: A Documentary History, 1450-1630
By David Chambers and Brian Pullan

This work presents important sources ? many previously unpublished in any language, and almost none previously available in English ? for the history of the city-state of Venice from its zenith to its decline.

Published Mar 2001
More's Utopia
More's Utopia
By Dominic Baker-Smith

This study plac Utopia in the context of early sixteenth-century Europe and the intellectual preoccupations of More’s own humanist circle, and clarifying those sources in classical and Christian political thought that provoked his writing.

Published Aug 2000
Dolce's 'Aretino' and Venetian Art Theory of the Cinquecento
Dolce's 'Aretino' and Venetian Art Theory of the Cinquecento
By Mark W. Roskill

Dolce’s Dialogo della pittura first appeared in Venice in 1557 and consists of a three-part dialogue between two Venetians, Aretino and Fabrini, on the particular merits of works of art and artists, including Michaelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello.

Published Feb 2000