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The Renaissance

Author: Raymond Obstfeld; Loretta Obstfeld
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: History firsthand.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book, presenting history through the works of first-person narrators, discusses the Renaissance, a revolution in artistic, philosophical and scientific thought with some of the greatest achievements of the age falling between 1350 and 1600.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Obstfeld; Loretta Obstfeld
ISBN: 0737710799 9780737710793 0737710802 9780737710809
OCLC Number: 48092212
Description: 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: On the dignity of man / Giovanni Pico della Mirandola --
Complaint of peace / Desiderius Eramus --
Excellence of the age / Loys Le Roy --
Advancement of learning / Francis Bacon --
Politics and exploration: Columbus reaches the New World / Christopher Columbus --
Prince is better feared than loved / Niccolo Machiavelli --
In defense of the Indians / Bartolome de las Casas --
Dissolution of England's parliament / Oliver Cromwell --
Ascent of Mont Ventoux / Francesco Petrarch --
Protest against the sale of indulgences / Martin Luther --
Human nature and free will / John Calvin --
Concerning the things of which we may doubt / Rene' Descartes --
Revolutions of the celestial spheres / Nicolaus Copernicus --
Concerning the use of Biblical quotations in matters of science / Galileo Galilei --
Scientific correspondences / Johannes Kepler --
Cause of humanity's miseries / Robert Burton --
Humanist expression in art --
To the detractors of poetry / Giovanni Boccaccio --
Superiority of visual art / Leonardo da Vinci --
Michelangelo paints the Sistine Chapel / Ascanio Condivi--
Defense of Poesy / Philip Sidney --
Daily life --
Courtier / Baldassare Castiglione --
Perfect wife / Leon Battita Alberti --
Judgment of a witch / Fugger News-Letter --
Great fire of London / Samuel Pepys.
Series Title: History firsthand.
Responsibility: Raymond Obstfeld and Loretta Obstfeld, book editors.

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This book, presenting history through the works of first-person narrators, discusses the Renaissance, a revolution in artistic, philosophical and scientific thought with some of the greatest achievements of the age falling between 1350 and 1600.

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