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By J.H. Plumb

Spanning an age that witnessed nice achievements within the arts and sciences, this definitive review of the Italian Renaissance will either captivate usual readers and problem experts. Dr. Plumb’s outstanding and provocative narrative is observed via contributions from best historians, together with Morris Bishop, J. Bronowski, Maria Bellonci, and plenty of extra, who've additional illuminated the lives of a few of the era’s such a lot unforgettable personalities, from Petrarch to Pope Pius II, Michelangelo to Isabella d'Este, Machiavelli to Leonardo. A hugely readable and fascinating quantity, THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE is an ideal advent to the circulation that formed the Western world.

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