Primary Source Documents
GENERAL:
 
bullet Art History Resources on the Web - The Renaissance
bullet The Art of Renaissance Science
bullet Art Timeline - Europe:  1600-1800 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
bullet "Did Women Have a Renaissance?" - historian, Joan Kelly-Gadol
bullet "The Discovery of the Modern State and Individual" - historian Jacob Burkhardt
bullet Early Renaissance Art (Artcyclopedia) - large list of artists & their works
bullet "Feasts, Fairs and Festivals- Mirrors of Renaissance Society" - Linda Maynard Powell
bullet High Renaissance Art (Artcyclopedia) - large list of artists & their works
bullet The Idea of the Renaissance
bullet The Internet Renaissance Band - Renaissance music clips to download
bullet Internet Medieval Sourcebook:  The Renaissance (Paul Halsall, Fordham U.)
bullet Mannerism Architecture
bullet map - "Europe in 1400"
bullet map - "Europe in 1500"
bullet map - "The Italian Wars with Key Battle Sites"
bullet map - "Largest Cities in Western Europe, ca. 1500"
bullet map - "Muslim and Mongol Empires:  1000-1500"
bullet map - "Renaissance Europe"
bullet NM's Creative Impulses - The Renaissance (huge number of links)
bullet Outline of the Literature of the Renaissance
bullet People of Ideas - The Renaissance & Reformation
bullet Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe
bullet Printing - The Renaissance & Reformation
bullet "'Reading' Renaissance Art" - historian, Erwin Panofsky
bullet The Renaissance - the Annenburg / CPB Exhibits
bullet The Renaissance (from the series "Engines of Our Ingenuity")
bullet The Renaissance Faire
bullet "Renaissance Portraits" (History Guide)
bullet Renaissance Secrets (BBC-Open University series)
bullet Renaissance Women Online
bullet Tapestries-Wall Hangings:  The Renaissance
bullet The Virtual Renaissance -  A Journey Through Time
bullet Women Philosophers of the Renaissance

 

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE:
 
bullet The Decameron Web
bullet The Digital Michelangelo Project
bullet Exploring Leonardo
bullet Florence and Tuscany
bullet The Florence Art Guide -  Index
bullet Italian Humanism (Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
bullet The Italian Renaissance Art Project
bullet Italian Renaissance Gardens
bullet Learning About Leonardo
bullet Leonardo da Vinci
bullet Leonardo Da Vinci:  Man of Both Worlds
bullet map - "Renaissance Italy- 1494"
bullet The Medici Family Tree
bullet The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance (PBS)
bullet Michelangelo
bullet Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527 (History Guide)
bullet Palladio's Italian Villas
bullet Renaissance Italian Sculpture
bullet Rome Reborn - The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture (Library of Congress)
bullet The Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)

 

THE NORTHERN RENAISSANCE:
 
bullet Absolute Shakespeare - The Essential Resource
bullet Claus Sluter- Northern Renaissance Sculpture
bullet The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
bullet Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536
bullet The Northern Renaissance
bullet The Northern Renaissance (Urton Art)
bullet The Northern Renaissance and the Background for the Reformation
bullet Northern Renaissance Art Web
bullet Northern Renaissance Drawings (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
bullet The Renaissance in France
bullet Thomas More

 



 

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bullet 14c:  excerpt from Dante's Inferno
bullet 14c:  Petrarch, letter to the Abbot of San Benigno
bullet 15c:  Oration on the Dignity of Man - Pico della Mirandola
bullet 1405:  Christen de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies
bullet 1425:  "The Holy Trinity with the Virgin and St. John" - painting by Masaccio
bullet 1427:  Online Catasto Database
bullet 1434:  "The Arnolfini Marriage" - painting by Jan van Eyck
bullet 1440:  "David" - bronze sculpture by Donatello
bullet 1455:  Page from Guttenberg's Bible
bullet 1465-70:  "The Dutchess of Urbino" and "The Duke of Urbino" - portrait paintings by Piero della Francesca
bullet 1480:  "The Birth of Venus" - painting by Sandro Boticelli
bullet 1485:  Bust of Lorenzo de Medici by Veroccio
bullet 1488:  Laura Certa, Letter to Sempronius
bullet 1491:  Paternal Advice to a Cardinal - Lorenzo de' Medici
bullet 1498:  "The Last Supper" - painting by Leonardo da Vinci
bullet 1499:  "The PietÓ" - sculpture by Michelangelo
bullet early 1500s:  "The School of Athens" - painting by Raphael --> identify the characters
bullet 16c:  Marguerite of Navarre's Heptameron
bullet 1500:  portrait painting of Machiavelli
bullet 1503-6:  "The Mona Lisa" - painting by Leonardo da Vinci
bullet 1504:  "David" - sculpture by Michelangelo(1)   (2)   (3)
bullet 1508-12:  "The Sistine Chapel" - frescoes by Michelangelo   -  "Last Judgment" ;  "The Creation of Man" ;  "The Creation of the Heavens"
bullet 1509:  The Praise of Folly - Desiderius Erasmus
bullet 1515:  The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli (excerpts)
bullet 1516:  Utopia - Sir Thomas More (full text)
bullet 1516:  Ulrich von Hutton's Letters of Obscure Men
bullet 1528:  The Handbook of the Courtier - Baldassare Castiglione (excerpt)
bullet 1532:  Rabelais's Pantagruel
bullet 1540s:  Letter from Gargantua to his Son Pantagruel - Franšois Rabelais
bullet 1550:  Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists (Giotto)
bullet 1575:  Essays - Michel de Montaigne
bullet 1598:  The First Set of English Madrigals - John Wilbye
bullet 1605:  excerpts from Cervantes's Don Quixote

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