Renaissance A Short History
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/6/2002
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Paul Johnson lives in London.
|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|