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40 Primary Source Documents
General Bibliography & Subject Index
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April 2017 · 1 volume · 400 pages · 8"x10"
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Defining Documents in World History:
Renaissance & Early Modern Era (1308-1600)
Defining Documents in World History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era explores vital documents from important world figures from the 15th and 16th centuries, including Thomas Aquinas, Giovanni Boccaccio, Marco Polo, and many more. This new addition to the Defining Documents series offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped these documents and the authors behind them. This text closely studies more than forty primary source documents to deliver a thorough examination of various peoples and events throughout history.
Renaissance & Early Modern Era provides detailed, thought-provoking analysis of:
Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae
Leon Alberti: On Painting
Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa
Marco Polo: Description of Hangzhou
Articles begin by introducing readers to the historical context surrounding the document, followed by a description of the author's life and circumstances in which the document was written. Next, a detailed analysis of the document provides an in-depth examination of the issues surrounding the document and its historical significance. An historical timeline and bibliography of supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events and subjects in the period.