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The Renaissance Complete [Paperback]

Margaret Aston
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3 Aug 2009
No period has been more discussed, dissected and argued over than the Renaissance, and every age has reconstructed it in its own image. Todays emphasis is on its complexity the way ideas, politics, religion, society, art and science depended upon and affected one another. The Renaissance Complete does away with watertight divisions by means of a lucid, innovatory system of cross-references and brings the image to centre stage. The fascinating range of topics covered includes the revival of classical learning, the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, philosophy and the role of women. The scope is all-embracing: Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Germany and the northern countries; courts and patrons, painters and sculptors, churchmen and traders, men, women and children. Over 1,000 illustrations are carefully focused on over 100 key topics, subject-matter taking precedence over art history. An impressive information resource provides biographies, timelines, bibliography, a gazetteer of museums and galleries and an illustrated glossary.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; Reprint edition (3 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500284598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500284599
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 0.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great varied overview of an epoch. 31 May 2011
This book is doing something amazing in being able to fit in such a variety of different subjects about a "time period" that is quite vast and had a lot of local variations in its expressions. And it does it well in my opinion, having studied many in the subjects more in detail. This is a great introduction for anyone curious about the renaissance and it is filled with beautiful illustrations accompanying each chapter in an excellent way!
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVING this book 25 Aug 2012
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an absolutely amazing book that covers a number of interdisciplinary humanities areas, from history to the arts to science etc of the renaissance. the imagery is amazing, and although the book is enormous in terms of its size, it is really well structured, easy to follow, and engaging throughout. it reviews the renaissance from many different perspectives and provides an excellent contextual understanding of this exciting period. i loved the unusual chapters on the development of maps, on emerging collections of coins and books and other quirky parts of the book, which are normally not included in such a book
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully collated reference. 11 Sep 2013
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Delivered in a logical sequence and a well researched reference; all conducive for enhancing understanding this rather turbulent period. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Renaissace Complete 15 April 2011
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This is a lovely book and great value for the money. I had no problems with delivery and the book is in perfect condition. It's the sort of book that you just pick up and put down again, but never fails to delight and inform.
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