Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age (Hardback)
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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 19/09/2011
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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 are famous - Leonardo, Luther, Medici and Machiavelli all feature - but many others will be new to general readers. Their stories - 94 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.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500251775
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 246 x 186 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Wonderful ... manages to get across the richness and variety of those two centuries by presenting us with the lives of nearly one hundred people who fashioned the modern world' - Good Book Guide
'This attractive volume can be and should be on the shelves of anyone interested in the history and culture of the Renaissance' - The Historical Association

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