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Renaissance A Short History

ISBN-10: 0812966198
ISBN-13: 9780812966190
Edition: N/A
Authors: Paul Johnson
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The Renaissance holds an undying place in our imagination, its great heroes still our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Chaucer. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern and producing the most astonishing outpouring of artistic creation the world has ever known. But what was it? In this masterly work, the incomparable Paul Johnson tells us. He explains the economic, technological, and social developments that provide a backdrop to the age’s achievements and focuses closely on the lives and works of its most important figures. A commanding short narrative of this vital period, The Renaissance is also a universally profound meditation on the wellsprings of innovation.

Paul Johnson lives in London.

Chronology
The Historical and Economic Background
The Renaissance in Literature and Scholarship
The Anatomy of Renaissance Sculpture
The Buildings of the Renaissance
The Apostolic Successions of Renaissance Painting
The Spread and Decline of the Renaissance
Bibliography
Index

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