Reorienting the Renaissance

Cultural Exchanges with the East
Editor(s): 
Maclean, Gerald
ISBN: 
1403992339
Date published: 
October 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£19.99
Pages: 
216

This book explores how the Renaissance entailed a global exchange of goods, skills and ideas between East and West. In chapters ranging from Ottoman history to Venetian publishing, from portraits of St George to Arab philosophy, from cannibalism to diplomacy, the authors interrogate what all too often may seem to be settled certainties, such as the difference between East and West, the invariable conflict between Islam and Christianity, and the 'rebirth' of European civilization from roots in classical Greece and Imperial Rome.