"The Civilization of the Renaissance"
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This paper begins by summarizing each of the chapters in the book "The Civilization of the Renaissance", pointing out that each chapter is written by a different author. The paper then presents a critical analysis of the book, again looking at each chapter in the book, and conclude by giving the book an overall positive evaluation and labeling it an interesting read.
From the Paper:"The book The Civilization of the Renaissance was written by four authors, each of whom contributed one of the four chapters of the book: Exploration and Discovery (James Westfall Thompson), The Society of the Italian Renaissance (Ferdinand Schevill), Science in the Renaissance (George Sarton), and The Art of the Renaissance (George Rowley). In his chapter, Thompson argues that the Renaissance was a time of "geographical discovery and exploration of new lands and new peoples" induced by Europe's "courageous and adventurous spirit" (p. 6). He identifies several sources of this historical movement, including religion, trade, and "zeal for the acquisition of new scientific knowledge" (p. 6). Thompson spends the rest of his chapter telling the history of the period beginning with the Crusades and continuing through Christian missions in the Far East, trade routes through Central Africa, and maritime exploration of Western Africa, a new route to Asia, and the Americas."
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