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The Renaissance: The Cultural Rebirth of Europe
  

The Renaissance: The Cultural Rebirth of Europe (Hardback)

By Wright, John D.

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  • Pub Date
    28 Oct 19

Fully illustrated throughout, The Renaissance is a highly accessible and colourful journey along the cultural contours of Europe from the Late Middle Ages to the early modern period.

ISBN 9781782749042
Barcode 9781782749042
Release Date 28 October 2019 by Amber Books Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Histories
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 28 Oct 2019

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ISBN-13 9781782749042
ISBN-10 1782749047
Stock Release date is 28 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 28 Oct 2019
Publisher Amber Books Ltd
Imprint Amber Books Ltd
Release Date 28 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wright, John D.
Series Histories
Category History of Art
Renaissance art
Architecture
Medieval & Renaissance Music (C 1000 To C 1600)
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600
History Of Science
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 186mm
Height: 244mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Renaissance
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.21
Catalogue Code 1004282

Description of this Book

Think of the Renaissance and you might only picture the work of fine artists such as Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Van Eyck. Or architecture could spring to mind and you might think of St Peter's in Rome and the Doge's Palace in Venice. Or you might consider scientists like Galileo and Copernicus. But then let's not forget the contribution of thinkers like Machiavelli, Thomas More or Erasmus. Someone else, though, might plump for music or poets and dramatists - after all, there was Dante and Shakespeare. Because when it comes to the Renaissance, there's an embarrassment of riches to choose from. From art to architecture, music to literature, science to medicine, political thought to religion, The Renaissance expertly guides the reader through the cultural and intellectual flowering that Europe witnessed from the 14th to the 17th centuries. Ranging from the origins of the Renaissance in medieval Florence to the Counter- Reformation, the book explains how a revival in the study in Antiquity was able to flourish across the Italian states, before spreading to Iberia and north across Europe. Nimbly moving from perspective in paintings to Copernicus's understanding of the Universe, from Martin Luther's challenge to the Roman Catholic Church to the foundations of modern school education, The Renaissance is a highly accessible and colourful journey along the cultural contours of Europe from the Late Middle Ages to the early modern period.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John D. Wright is an American author and editor living in England. He has been a reporter in London for Time and People magazines, covering such subjects as politics and crime. He is the author of several history books, including The Oxford Dictionary of Civil War Quotations and The Routledge Encyclopedia of Civil War Era Biographies. Among his other books are Crime Investigation and Unsolved Crimes. He holds the Ph.D. degree in Communications from the University of Texas and has taught writing at three universities.

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