Resources for Florence, Italy (Renaissance)

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General
Reference E-Books
Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

E-Books
The Building of Renaissance Florence: An Economic and Social History
Florence Ducal Capital, 1530-1630
Pictures and Punishment: Art and Criminal Prosecution During the Florentine Renaissance
Renaissance Florence
Early Modern Italy: A Social History
The Universities of the Italian Renaissance
In Our Image and Likeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought
The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death: Six Renaissance Cities in Central Italy
The Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance: Civic Humanism and Republican Liberty in an Age of Classicism and Tyranny
Power and Imagination: City-States in Renaissance Italy
The Economy of Renaissance Florence

E-Videos
An introduction to the Italian Renaissance (29 min.)

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Art, Architecture, and Music


E-books
The Architecture of the Monastic Library in Italy, 1300-1600: Catalogue with Introductory Essay
Niccolo di Giovanni Fiorentiono and Venetian sculpture of the early Renaissance
Origins, Imitation, Conventions: Representation in the Visual Arts
Renaissance and Renascences in Western art
A Companion to Renaissance and Baroque Art

E-Videos
Leonardo da Vinci: The Restoration of the Century (55 min.)
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance (52 min.)
Journey of the Magus: Artists and Patrons in Renaissance Italy (60 min.)
The Pure Radiance of the Past (60 min.)
Riddle of the Dome: Florence Cathedral and Filippo Brunelleschi (30 min.)
Violence and Beauty: Botticelli's Drawings for the Divine Comedy (60 min.)
Michelangelo (24 min.)
Giotto (24 min.)
Da Vinci's World (90 min.)

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Art Full Text - Index and abstracts for articles in art.
ArtStor - A digital library of images

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Drama and Literature


E-books
From Poliziano to Machiavelli: Florentine Humanism in the High Renaissance
Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority, From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

E-Videos
The History of Theater (30 min.)
The Renaissance Theatre (21 min.)

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Literary Reference Center - plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, and scholarly journal articles (literary criticism)
MLA International Bibliography - index to books and articles on modern languages and literature
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance - articles and other publications on all aspects of theater and performance

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Fashion and Clothing


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Food


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Science


E-books
Cultures of Plague: Medical Thinking at the End of the Renaissance
Mechanics and Natural Philosophy Before the Scientific Revolution
Medieval & Early Renaissance medicine
Natural Particulars: Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe
Defending Copernicus and Galileo: Critical Reasoning in the Two Affairs
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
The Stars of Galileo Galilei and the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircher
Galileo Galilei, When the World Stood Still
Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy

E-Videos
Light & Dark: Light (60 min.)

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Women


Reference E-books
Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England
Oxford encyclopedia of Women in World History

E-books
Collected letters of a Renaissance feminist

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Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, and Amazons, 1500-1650

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