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Heretics and heroes : how Renaissance artists and Reformation priests created our world

Author: Thomas Cahill
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Cahill
ISBN: 9780307967497 : 0307967492 9780307967510 : 0307967514
OCLC Number: 824342781
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Thomas Cahill.
Description: 11 sound discs (ca. 13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Thomas Cahill.

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"In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue" --

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