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Renaissance People: Lives That Shaped the Modern Age
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Publisher J Paul Getty Museum Pubns
Publication date October 11, 2011
Pages 336
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781606060780
ISBN-10 1606060783
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 2.85 lbs.
Original list price $39.95
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The Renaissance burst forth in all its glory around 1500 and spread throughout Europe. This period of great creativity and productivity in the arts and sciences is illuminated in this book through the lives of more than ninety of its illustrious intellectuals, artists, literary figures, scientists, and rulers. Included are such major figures as Lorenzo and Catherine de’ Medici, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles V, Luther, Columbus, Copernicus, and St. Teresa of Ávila, as well as lesser-known characters such as Antonio Rinaldeschi, “gambler and blasphemer”; Louise Labé, “the jousting poetess”; Dick Tarlton, “the queen’s comedian”; Veronica Franco, “courtesan and wordsmith”; and Catena, “rustler, robber, and bandit chief.” 

Each section in this volume marks a chronological stage in Europe’s rebirth, tying the period’s intellectual currents to its political and social concerns and setting the context for the individual biographies.
 


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With Beth Lindsmith | from J Paul Getty Museum Pubns (October 11, 2011)
9781606060780 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.85 lbs | List price $39.95
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