At The End Of the Second Volume Of my 'Renaissance In italy' I Indulged
The Hope That I Might Live To Describe The Phase Of culture Which Closed
That Brilliant Epoch. It Was In truth Demanded That A Work Pretending to
Display The Manifold Activity Of the Italian Genius During the 15Th
Century And The First Quarter Of the 16Th, Should Also Deal With The
Causes Which Interrupted Its Further Development Upon The Same Lines.
This Study, Forming a Logically-Necessitated Supplement To The Five
Former Volumes Of 'Renaissance In italy,' I Have Been Permitted To
Complete. The Results Are Now Offered To The Public In these Two Parts.
So Far As It Was Possible, I Have Conducted My Treatment Of the Catholic
Revival On A Method Analogous To That Adopted For The Renaissance. I
Found It, However, Needful To Enter More Minutely Into Details Regarding
Facts And Institutions Connected With The Main Theme Of national