The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance (World of Art)by J. R. Hale, Hale
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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