The Civilization of the Renaissance

The Civilization of the Renaissance

The Civilization of the Renaissance

The Civilization of the Renaissance

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The real meaning and significance of a great civilization is not to be discovered in any one expression of its life. Neither its art nor its business nor its science nor even its literature alone can reveal the heart of its life. To find this the student must study all of its parts so that he may see it whole.

When the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College made possible the Mary Tuttle Bourdon Lectures, the College decided that the first year should be devoted to the Renaissance, and invited a group of scholars, each distinguished for his contributions to some one aspect of the field, to present successively the civilization we have learned to call a new birth.

The enthusiasm with which the project was undertaken by the several participants made a vivid picture which proved stimulating in its contrasts. The lectures are reproduced here substantially as they were given.

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