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The Penguin book of the Renaissance

Author: J H Plumb
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Series: Classic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Renaissance, civil disorder, political violence, religious discord, and deep-seated corruption provided a setting in which genius flowered and where originality and explosive energy shone  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J H Plumb
ISBN: 0141390948 9780141390949
OCLC Number: 59531840
Notes: Originally published: as The Horizon book of the Renaissance. London: Collins, 1961.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The dawn of the Renaissance; the prince and the state; Machiavelli, Garret Mattingly; the arts; the young Michelangelo, Kenneth Clark; Florence - cradle of humanism; Lorenzo de' Medici, Ralph Roeder; Milan - city of strife; Leonardo da Vinci, J. Bronowski; Rome - splendour and the Papacy; pope Pius II, Iris Origo; Venice - the golden years; Doge Francesco Foscari, H.R. Trevor-Roper; the images of man; Federigo da Montefeltro, Denis Mack Smith; the spread of the Renaissance.
Series Title: Classic history.
Other Titles: Horizon book of the Renaissance.
Renaissance.
Responsibility: J.H. Plumb.

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