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Jacob Burckhardt

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Peter Gay is Sterling Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University and director of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. His many books include the three-volume The Enlightenment: An Interpretation; Schnitzler’s Century: The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815–1914; and Freud: A Life for Our Time.

Books by Jacob Burckhardt

The State as a Work of Art

'The most elevated political thought and the most varied forms of human development are found united in the history of Florence'

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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

A fascinating description of the beginning of the modern world

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