Renaissance and Reformation

The Intellectual Genesis

Anthony Levi

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May 11, 2004
496 pages, 6 x 9 1/2
ISBN: 9780300103465
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This book presents a revisionist examination of the development of European intellectual culture between the high middle ages and 1550. It draws particular attention to the roles of Marsilio Ficino and Erasmus and analyzes major aspects of the work of Aquinas, Soctus, and Ockham, before moving on to Petrarch, Valla, Pico della Mirandola, the devotio moderna, More, Luther, Calvin, and their contemporaries. It establishes radically new perspectives on the Renaissance and the Reformation and on the continuity between them.
“It is an important work and sets forth new constructs about Renaissance and Reformation that must be considered.”—Marion Leathers Kuntz, American Historical Review
"[Levi’s] skillfully navigated intellectual journey is a tour de force."—Choice
“A refreshingly broad vision of the period.”—Times Literary Supplement
“A massive and learned work. . . . [A] great wealth of learning.”—History: Reviews of New Books

Anthony Levi is emeritus professor of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, the editor of translations of Erasmus and Pascal, and author of biographies of Richelieu and Louis XIV.

“This work is impressive in its command of sources. . . . It is an important work and sets forth new constructs about Renaissance and Reformation that must be considered.”—Marion Leathers Kuntz, American Historical Review

"[Levi’s] skillfully navigated intellectual journey is a tour de force."—Choice

“A solid and reliable single-volume history, priced affordably and containing the necessary resources for closer study of its contents.”—Seymour Baker House, Renaissance and Reformation

“Presented in this impressive study [is] a strikingly original interpretation that is sure to stimulate considerable discussion and debate. . . . Levi’s interpretation of the intellectual culture of Western Christendom and of the Renaissance and Reformation will prove to be an important contribution.”—Paul W. Knoll, The International History Review

“A refreshingly broad vision of the period.”—Times Literary Supplement

“A massive and learned work. . . . [A] great wealth of learning.”—History: Reviews of New Books