A Concise Encyclopedia of the Italian Renaissanceby John Rigby Hale, Peter Burke (Contribution by), Marie Boas Hall (Contribution by), Denis Arnold (Contribution by), Allan Braham (Contribution by)
Within the vast literature of the Renaissance, this is the one indispensable book: for the student who is looking for a guide to the complicated maze of Italian Renaissance political history; the scholar who needs a convenient, unified reference sources; the art lover who wants to discover the background to the masterpieces of painting and sculpture; the traveler in Italy who seeks to understand the great works of art and architecture within their context; and also the general reader who wants to learn more about this fascinating historical and cultural epoch. 237 illus., 3 maps, 11 family trees and a chronological chart.
"Broad in scope and rich in content...with many illustrations, maps, family trees and comparative tables of succession...pithy and stimulating...a unique encyclopaedia." --Italian Studies
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