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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age

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By Robert C. Davis and Beth Lindsmith

The Renaissance, an unparalleled 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, Martin Luther, Christopher Columbus, Nicolaus Copernicus, and St. Teresa of vila, as well as lesser-known characters such as Antonio Rinaldeschi, gambler and blasphemer; Louise Lab, 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 periods intellectual currents to its political and social concerns and setting the context for the individual biographies.

336 pages, 200 illustrations (20 in full color). 7 1/2'' x 10''. Hardcover.

  • 336 pages
  • 200 illustrations (20 in full color)
  • 7 1/2'' x 10''
  • Hardcover

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Description

By Robert C. Davis and Beth Lindsmith

The Renaissance, an unparalleled 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, Martin Luther, Christopher Columbus, Nicolaus Copernicus, and St. Teresa of vila, as well as lesser-known characters such as Antonio Rinaldeschi, gambler and blasphemer; Louise Lab, 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 periods intellectual currents to its political and social concerns and setting the context for the individual biographies.

336 pages, 200 illustrations (20 in full color). 7 1/2'' x 10''. Hardcover.





  • 336 pages
  • 200 illustrations (20 in full color)
  • 7 1/2'' x 10''
  • Hardcover


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