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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age
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Robert C. Davis Beth Lindsmith
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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age

Robert C. Davis Beth Lindsmith


Thames & Hudson

General & world history;
Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700


376 pages

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Like every era, the Renaissance brims with stories. In this book, Robert Davis and Beth Lindsmith highlight dozens of notable lives from between 1400 and 1600. They bring to life wily politicians, eccentric scientists, fiery rebels and stolid reactionaries, as well as a pornographer, an acrobat, an actress, a poetic prostitute, a star comedian and a least one very fretful mother. Some names - Leonardo, Luther, Medici and Machiavelli - are famous, but many others will be new to general readers. Their stories, ninety-four in all, remind us that history is more than dates and abstract concepts: it also arises from the lives of countless individual men and women.

By:   Robert C. Davis, Beth Lindsmith
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
Weight:   380g
ISBN:   9780500293805
ISBN 10:   0500293805
Pages:   376
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

'Should be on the shelves of anyone interested in the history and culture of the Renaissance' - The Historical Association 'Wonderful ... [shows] the richness and variety of those two centuries by presenting us with the lives of nearly 100 people who fashioned the modern world' - Good Book Guide 'A godsend to anyone wanting to get under the skin of the Renaissance' - Art Quarterly

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