Italian Renaissance / Early Modern Bibliography of Sources


The Idea of the Renaissance

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Secondary Sources

Ferguson, Wallace K., "The Interpretation of the Renaissance," Renaissance Essays ed. Paul O. Kristeller and Philip P. Wiener (New York: Harper and Row, 1968, pp. 61-73



Backgrounds

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Baron, Hans, Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966

Bayley, C. C., War and Society in Renaissance Florence (Toronto, 1961)

Dubreton, Jean Lucas, Daily Life in Florence in the Time of the Medici , (London: Allen and Unwin, 1960)

Gilbert, Felix, "Florentine Political Assumptions in the Age of Savonarola and Soderini," Journal of the Warbourg and Courtauld Institutes 20 (1957): 187-214

Rubenstein, Nicolai, The Government of Florence under the Medici, 1434-1494 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1960)

Schwoebel, Robert, "Pius II and the Renaissance Papacy" Renaissance Men and Ideas , ed Robert Schwoebel (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971), pp. 67-80



Humanism

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Gray, Hanna H., "Renaissance Humanism: The Pursuit of Eloquence," Renaissance Essays ed. Paul O. Kristeller and Philip P. Wiener (New York: Harper and Row, 1968, pp. 199-216

Kretzmann, Norman, Anthony Kenny, and Jan Pinborg, eds., The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)

Kristeller, Paul Oskar, Renaissance Thought and its Sources (New York: Columbia University Press, 1979)

Siegel, Jerrold E., "Renaissance Humanism: Petrarch and Valla," Renaissance Men and Ideas , ed Robert Schwoebel (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971): 1-22



Neoplatonism

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Proclus, The Elements of Theology of Proclus , trans. E. R. Dodds, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1933)

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Battenhouse, Roy, "The Doctrine of Man in Calvin and Renaissance Neoplatonism," Journal of the History of Ideas 9 (1948): 447-71

Brickman, Benjamin, An Introduction to Francesco Patrizi's Nova de Universis Philosophia (New York: 1941)

Cassirer, Ernst, "Galileo's Platonism," Studies and Essays in the History of Science and Learning in Honor of George Sarton (New York: 1946), pp. 279-97

Klibansky, Raymond, The Continuity of the Platonic Tradition during the Middle Ages (London: 1950)

Koyré, Alexandre, "Galileo and Plato," Journal of the History of Ideas 4 (1943): 400-28

Kristeller, Paul Oskar, Renaissance Thought and its Sources (New York: Columbia University Press, 1979)

Kristeller, Paul Oskar, "Marsilio Ficino as a Beginning Student of Plato," Scriptorium 20 (1966): 41-54

Merlan, Philip, From Platonism to Neoplatonism (The Hague: 1953)

Randall, John Herman, Jr., "The Development of Scientific Method in the School of Padua," Journal of the History of Ideas 1 (1940): 177-206



Pico della Mirandola

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Secondary Sources

Cassirer, Ernst, "Giovanni Pico della Mirandola," Renaissance Essays ed. Paul O. Kristeller and Philip P. Wiener (New York: Harper and Row, 1968, pp. 11-60



Niccolò Machiavelli

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Mazzoni, Guido and Mario Casella, eds., Tutte le opere storiche e letterarie di Niccolò Machiavelli (Firenze, 1929)

Panella, Antonio, ed., Opere (Rome, 1939)

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Alderisio, Felice, Machiavelli: L'arte dello stato nell'azione e negli scritti (Bologna, 1950)

Anglos, Sidney, Machiavelli: A Dissection (New York: Harcourt, 1969)

Baron, Hans, "Machiavelli: The Republican Citizen and the Author of The Prince ," English Historical Review 76 (1961):

Cassirer, Ernst, The Myth of the State (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973)

Gilbert, Felix, "The Concept of Nationalism in Machiavelli's Prince ," Studies in the Renaissance 1 (1954): 38-48

Gilbert, Felix, "Machiavelli," Renaissance Men and Ideas , ed Robert Schwoebel (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971), pp. 53-66

Hale, J. R., Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy (London, 1961)

Meinecke, Friedich, Die Idee der Staaträson (Munich, 1924)

Renaudet, Augustin, Machiavel, étude d'histoire des doctrines politiques (Paris, 1942)

Sasso, Gennaro, Niccoló Machiavelli, storia del suo pensiero politico (Napoli, 1973)

Squarotti, Giorgio Bárberi, La forma tragica del 'Principe' e altri saggi sul Machiavelli (Firenze: Olschki, 1969)

Whitfield, J. H., Machiavelli (Oxford, 1947)


Visual Arts

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Alberti, Leon Battista, On Painting tr. J. Spencer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956)

Michelangelo, Complete Poems and Selected Letters tr. C. Gilbert (New York, 1963)

Michelangelo, Letters tr. E. Ramsden (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1963)

Secondary Sources

Alazard, Jean, The Florentine Portrait (New York, 1968)

Argan, Julio C., "The Architecture of Brunelleschi and the Origins of Perspective Theory in the Fifteenth Century," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 9 (1946): 96-121

Argan, Giulio C., Botticelli (New York, 1957)

Argan, Giulio C., Fra Angelico (Cleveland, 1955)

Badt, Kurt, "Raphael's Incendio del Borgo," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 22 (1959): 35-59

Baldass, Ludwig von, Giorgione (New York, 1965)

Battisti, Eugenio, Giotto (Cleveland, 1966)

Berti, Luciano, Masaccio (University Park, 1967)

Bologna, Ferdinando, The Painters of Vicenza 1480-1550 (London 1909)

Borenius, Tancred, Giotto (Cleveland, 1966)

Brigante, Giuliano, Italian Mannerism (Leipzig, 1962)

Camesaca, Ettore, All the Frescoes of Raphael 2 vols. (New York, 1963)

Camesaca, Ettore, All the Paintings of Raphael 2 vols. (New York, 1963)

Coletti, Luigi, All the Paintings of Giorgione (New York, 1962)

D'Ancona, Paolo, The Farnesina Frescoes at Rome (Milan, 1955)

Dussler, Luitpold, Raphael: A Critical Catalogue 2 vols. (New York, 1971)

Dvorak, Max, "Greco and Mannerism," Magazine of Art 46 (1953): 15-23

Freedberg, Sydney J., Andrea del Sarto (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963)

Freedberg, Sydney J., Painting in Italy 1500-1600 (Baltimore, 1971)

Freedberg, Sydney J., Painting of the High Renaissance in Rome and Florence (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1961)

Garrison, Edward B., Italian Romanesque Panel Painting: An Illustrated Index (Florence, 1949)

Gilbert, Creighton, History of Renaissance Art throughout Europe (New York: Abrams, 1973)

Gilbert, Creighton, Michelangelo (New York: Abrams, 1968)

Gilbert, Creighton, Paintings by Raphael (New York: Abrams, 1956)

Gilbert, Creighton, "Texts and Contexts in the Medici Chapel," Art Quarterly 34 (1970): 391-409

Goldscheider, Ludwig, El Greco 3rd ed. (New York, 1954)

Goldscheider, Ludwig, Michelangelo Drawings 2nd ed. (London: 1966)

Goldscheider, Ludwig, Michelangelo: Paintings, Sculpture, and Architecture 5th ed. (New York, 1962)

Gombrich, E. H., Norm and Form: Studies in the Art of the Renaissance I (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966)

Gombrich, E. H., Symbolic Images: Studies in the Art of the Renaissance II (London: Phaidon, 1972)

Grassi, Luigi, All the Sculpture of Donatello 2 vols. (New York, 1964)

Janson, H. W., The Sculpture of Donatello (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957)

Lee, Rensselaer, Ut Pictura Poesis (New York, 1967)

Murray, Linda, The High Renaissance (New York, 1967)

Murray, Linda, The Late Renaissance and Mannerism (London, 1967)

Newton, Eric, Tintoretto (London, 1952)

Perrig, Alexander, Michelangelo's Drawings tr. Michael Joyce (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991)

Panofsky, Erwin, Problems in Titian (New York, 1969)

Pignatti, Terisio, Giorgione (London, 1971)

Pope-Hennessy, John, Italian Renaissance Sculpture (London, 1958)

Pope-Hennessy, John, Italian High Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture 3 vols. (London, 1963)

Procacci, Ugo, All the Paintings of Masaccio (New York, 1962)

Robertson, Giles, Giovanni Bellini (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1969)

Salvini, Roberto, All the Paintings of Botticelli (New York: 1965)

Shearman, John, Andrea del Sarto (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965)

Shearman, John, Mannerism (Harmondsworth, 1967)

Turner, Almon, The Vision of Landscape in Renaissance Italy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1966)

Valcanover, Francesco, All the Paintings of Titian 4 vols. (New York, 1964)

Valentiner, Wilhelm, "Notes on Duccio's Space Conception," Art Quarterly 21 (1958) 351-358

Vavala, Evelyn, Sienese Studies: The Development of the School of Painting of Siena (Florence, 1953)

Vavala, Evelyn, Uffizi Studies: The Development of the Florentine School of Painting (Florence, 1948)

Weinberger, Martin, Michelangelo the Sculptor 2 vols. (New York, 1967)

Wethey, Harold, El Greco and his School 2 vols. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962)

Wethey, Harold, The Paintings of Titian 2 vols. (New York, 1971)

Wittkower, Rudolf, "Brunelleschi and Proportion in Perspective," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 16 (1953): 273-291

Wittkower, Rudolf, "El Greco's Language of Gestures," Art News 56 (1957): 44-49

Wittkower, Rudolf, "Young Raphael," Bulletin of the Allen Memorial Museum 21 (1963): 150-168



Architecture

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Alberti, Leon Battista, Ten Books on Architecture tr. James Leoni (London, 1955)

Secondary Sources

Ackerman, James S., The Architecture of Michelangelo 2 vols. (New York, 1964)

Ackerman, James S., Palladio (Harmondsworth, 1966)

Argan, Julio C., "The Architecture of Brunelleschi and the Origins of Perspective Theory in the Fifteenth Century," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 9 (1946): 96-121

Gilbert, Creighton, History of Renaissance Art throughout Europe (New York: Abrams, 1973)

Letarouilly, Paul Marie, The Vatican and Basilica of St. Peter, Rome (New York: 1925)

Lotz, Wolfgang, "Architecture in the Later Sixteenth Century," College Art Journal 17 (1958): 129-139

Pevsner, Nikolaus, "The Architecture of Mannerism," The Mint (1946): 116-138 Wittkower, Rudolf, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism (New York: W. W. Norton, 1971)



Music

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Secondary Sources

Lowinsky, Edward E., "Music in the Culture of the Renaissance," Renaissance Essays ed. Paul O. Kristeller and Philip P. Wiener (New York: Harper and Row, 1968, pp. 337-381



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