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Renaissance lives : portraits of an age

Author: Theodore K Rabb
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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With [this book, the author] returns to a tradition of writing that was often practiced during that era of astounding creativity: telling the larger story of the age through the lives of notable individuals. [He] describes fifteen men and women - some familiar, such as Catherine de' Medici and Galileo, and others less so, such as Gluckel of Hameln, a diarist and merchant. These figures help us see anew the trials  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore K Rabb
OCLC Number: 65182304
Notes: Originally published: New York : Basic Books, c2000.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Assault on the past: Two dissenters; Petrarch; Jan Hus --
Creation of a new vision: Two artists; Titian; Albrecht Dürer --
Enthusiasm for change: Student; Thomas Platter --
Response to change: Believer and a dissenter; Teresa of Avila; Michel de Montaigne --
Search for order: Prince; Catherine de' Medici --
Discovery of new worlds: Explorer and a scientist; Walter Ralegh; Galileo Galilei --
New professional: Artist; Artemisia Gentileschi --
Mastery of power: Warrior; Wallenstein --
Pragmatist in changing times: Merchant; Glückel of Hameln --
Response to revolution: Believer and a dissenter; Ralph Josselin; John Milton.
Responsibility: Theodore K. Rabb.

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With [this book, the author] returns to a tradition of writing that was often practiced during that era of astounding creativity: telling the larger story of the age through the lives of notable individuals. [He] describes fifteen men and women - some familiar, such as Catherine de' Medici and Galileo, and others less so, such as Gluckel of Hameln, a diarist and merchant. These figures help us see anew the trials and triumphs that transformed their age. In [this book] we encounter close up the political, artistic, economic, religious, philosophic, and scientific struggles that gave rise to modern world. -Back cover.

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