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by Beth Lindsmith,Robert C. Davis

  • ISBN: 1606060783
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  • Author: Beth Lindsmith,Robert C. Davis
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (October 11, 2011)
  • Pages: 336 pages
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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.

The Renaissance burst forth in all its glory around 1500 and spread throughout Europe.

Robert C. Davis is Professor of Renaissance history at Ohio State University and Beth Lindsmith a colleague. This book offers a survey of the vast achievements of the Renaissance through the life of 94 individuals - politicians, eccentric scientists, fiery rebels, a pornographer, an acrobat and a comedian; great names like Luther, Machiavelli and Raphael, and lesser known people like Alexandra Strozzi who sought brides for her sons in Florence.

The Renaissance burst forth around 1500 and was a period of great creativity and productivity in the arts and sciences. The era is illuminated in this book through the lives of more than ninety of its illustrious intellectuals, artists, literary figures, scientists, and rulers.

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Notably, the book offers fine portraits of the many influential women who helped shape the period. Renaissance People gives us an engaging overview of a period that truly did shape the Modern Age. The book is illustrated by a truly magnificent selection of art work and paintings. The Renaissance can be difficult to grasp, because it covers several centuries and many countries, as well as so many different fields: art, architecture, music, politics, science, exploration, and frequent wars. 6 people found this helpful.

In this book, Robert Davis and Beth Lindsmith highlight dozens of notable lives from between 1400 and 1600

In this book, Robert Davis and Beth Lindsmith highlight dozens of notable lives from between 1400 and 1600. They bring to life wily politicians, eccentric scientists, fiery rebels and stolid reactionaries, as well as a pornographer, an acrobat, an actress, a poetic prostitute, a star comedian and a least one very fretful mother. Some names - Leonardo, Luther, Medici and Machiavelli - are famous, but many others will be new to general readers.

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In this book, Robert Davis and Beth Lindsmith highlight dozens of notable lives from between 1400 and 1600. Robert C. Davis is professor of Renaissance history at Ohio State University. He is the author of Christian Slaves Muslim Masters and numerous books on Venice

In this book, Robert Davis and Beth Lindsmith highlight dozens of notable lives from between 1400 and 1600. They bring to life wily politicians, eccentric scientists, fiery rebels and stolid reactionarie. He is the author of Christian Slaves Muslim Masters and numerous books on Venice. The Renaissance Complete.

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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.
Reviews about Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age (3):
Freaky Hook
Superbly written. Illustrations are first-rate. Love the book!
IGOT
This is a really fine biography of great Renaissance characters. Well written and filled with up-to-date research. I am hoping we will have many years of use.
Kelezel
These brief, punchy, and often humorous biographies provide a perfect introduction to the Renaissance. The mini-biogrpahies (maximum three pages) cover everyone from Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Columbus to saints and thieves, courtesans, poets and astronomers. Notably, the book offers fine portraits of the many influential women who helped shape the period. The book is illustrated by a truly magnificent selection of art work and paintings. The Renaissance can be difficult to grasp, because it covers several centuries and many countries, as well as so many different fields: art, architecture, music, politics, science, exploration, and frequent wars. Renaissance People gives us an engaging overview of a period that truly did shape the Modern Age.

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