An Analysis of “The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy” and “The Decameron” Analysis of “The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy” “The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy” is about the Renaissance era that analyzes every aspect of society, including its culture, its famous art scene, the prominent families and ruling classes of the time like The Medicis, and customs, tastes and social mores of the time. Burckhardt also has an uncanny way of capturing the personality of the individual within the Renaissance society, the average citizen, for example, and how the individual became an important part of the Renaissance legacy. As Burckhardt says “at the close of the thirteenth century, Italy began to swarm with individuality...The end:
.....sance era. An understanding of these works provide an excellent overall introduction to the diversity of the Renaissance period, the individual psyche, and touch on aspects of the Renaissance that provide a different perspective than some other better known or more popular historical sources about Renaissance society. Works Cited Boccaccio, Giovanni. The Decameron. London: Penguin, 1972. Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books?id=gZrRbt_fEBgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=boccaccio+decameron&hl=en&ei=sTRxTYnOKIGosAOd5czKCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. Readaclassic.com (ebook version), 2010.