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Beauty and the Terror The Italian Renaissance and the Rise of the West

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ISBN-10: 0190908491

ISBN-13: 9780190908492

Edition: N/A

Authors: Catherine Fletcher

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A new account of the birth of the West through its birthplace--Renaissance Italy The period between 1492--resonant for a number of reasons--and 1571, when the Ottoman navy was defeated in the Battle of Lepanto, embraces what we know as the Renaissance, one of the most dynamic and creatively explosive epochs in world history. Here is the period that gave rise to so many great artists and figures, and which by its connection to its classical heritage enabled a redefinition, even reinvention, of human potential. It was a moment both of violent struggle and great achievement, of Michelangelo and da Vinci as well as the Borgias and Machiavelli. At the hub of this cultural and intellectual…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/8/2020
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 9.30" wide x 6.40" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Catherine Fletcher was born in 1975 in Birkenhead and spent her teenage years in Scotland. She graduated with a First in Politics and Communication Studies from the University of Liverpool in 1996. After a stint in student politics (when she campaigned against the introduction of university tuition fees) she worked for the BBC Political Unit and BBC Parliament as a researcher and TV producer. A holiday in Florence sparked an interest in Renaissance history and in 2004 she changed career and went back to university to study for a PhD in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She subsequently held research fellowships at the British School at Rome and the European University…