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Italian Renaissance History Pathfinder

Internet Sources

Gateways and Directories

The Renaissance - This is a good place to start; its scope includes timelines, comprehensive sites, the scientific revolution, humanism and more.

Renaissance History Gateway - There are some good sites here on art and architecture, science, literature, digital libraries, exhibits, and da Vinci.

Italian History Index: Renaissance and Modern Italian History - This site is a mélange of bibliographies, texts, essays. Some are in Italian. However, note the topical features such as biography, demography, and women--to name but a few. Again, many sites are in Italian.

Wess Medieval and Rennaissance Web This is an important source;includes organizations,,texts,journals,images.


Web Museum: La Renaissance: Italy - This is an essay that describes the Renaissance. There are several links in it.

The Medici Family

H-Italy - Good for discussions and book reviews.


Online Texts

Petrarch’s Familiar Letters

Medieval & Renaissance Europe: Primary Historical Documents

The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance by Burckhardt

Internet Archive of Texts and Documents Italian Renaissance

Be sure to look at the Gateways for other online texts.

Electronic Journals

Renaissance Forum

Maps and Atlases

Historical Maps of Europe

Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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