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The Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance

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by J.H. Plumb Professor, Morris Bishop
     
 

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Spanning an age that witnessed great achievements in the arts and sciences, this definitive overview of the Italian Renaissance will both captivate ordinary readers and challenge specialists. Dr. Plumb’s impressive and provocative narrative is accompanied by contributions from leading historians, including Morris Bishop, J. Bronowski, Maria Bellonci, and many

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Spanning an age that witnessed great achievements in the arts and sciences, this definitive overview of the Italian Renaissance will both captivate ordinary readers and challenge specialists. Dr. Plumb’s impressive and provocative narrative is accompanied by contributions from leading historians, including Morris Bishop, J. Bronowski, Maria Bellonci, and many more, who have further illuminated the lives of some of the era’s most unforgettable personalities, from Petrarch to Pope Pius II, Michelangelo to Isabella d'Este, Machiavelli to Leonardo. A highly readable and engaging volume, THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE is a perfect introduction to the movement that shaped the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618127382
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/19/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
296,054
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN HAROLD PLUMB who was born in 1911, graduated from the University of Leicester and received his Ph.D. from Christ’s College in Cambridge. Plumb has written more than thirty books.

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The Italian Renaissance 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a fairly easy read which gives a quick overview of the Italian Renaissance and a few select biographies of a number of important personalities of the era. This would be a good introductory book to the topic, sufficient for people who want a quick treatment of the subject matter. If you are looking for a more in depth or scholarly examination of the Renaissance, I would suggest you look elsewhere.
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cronwms More than 1 year ago
J.H. Plumb and his contributors offer the breadth and depth of detail to capture the essence of the Italian Renaissance period. The book brings to life the key elements of politics, religion, economics, social structure, art and personalities that contributes to the rise of inteligence and creativity on the Italian penisula in the 13th - 15th centuries. All of these elements are connected wonderfully in stories about family feuds, business and religous corruption, foreign invasions and marriages for prestige and treasure. I recommend it highly.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was boring and hard to follow because it didn't keep my attention. It said many things over and over again, in different ways. I do not advise you buy it unless you can focus very well and need a background on the time. Also, it was not entirely on the Renaissance, but on the Medieval times as well, which does not apply to the title.