Jerry Brotton is a professor of Renaissance studies at Queen Mary University of London.
Interviews with Jerry Brotton
Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy
by Michael Baxandall
Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare
by Stephen Greenblatt
Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
by Lisa Jardine
The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
by Elizabeth L Eisenstein
by Diarmaid MacCulloch
A century-and-a-half ago the Swiss art historian, Jacob Burckhardt, popularized the idea of a ‘Renaissance’ in 14th century Italy. For most people, the term still conjures up works of art by the likes of Michelangelo or Leonardo. But there is much, much more to it than that. Professor of Renaissance studies, Jerry Brotton, picks the best books to read for a more complete understanding of the Renaissance.