The story of the 'long Renaissance' for a new generation--from Giotto and Dante in thirteenth-century Italy, to the English literary Renaissance in the first half of the seventeenth century.
Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. The subject of Northern Renaissance art is one of his principal interests. As an art historian he has written widely on Renaissance art and architecture (notably in his award-winning Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance). He has published widely on many subjects relevant to the Renaissance, including literature and history as well as art, and has a wealth of editorial experience, much of it for OUP, for which he has edited both journals and reference books, of which the most recent is Renaissance Art and Architecture (2004). His scholarly work has been recognized by the award of a D.Litt from the University of York and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest, by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and as a Corresponding Fellow of the South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.