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The Renaissance (The Story of Civilization, Part V) (original 1953; edition 1953)

by Will Durant (Author)

Series: The Story of Civilization (Volume 5)

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An engrossing volume on the Italian Renaissance by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will DurantThe fifth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Renaissance chronicles the history of Italy from 1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounterthe poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance;the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice;the life and accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci;the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome;the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli;the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.… (more)
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Title:The Renaissance (The Story of Civilization, Part V)
Authors:Will Durant (Author)
Info:Simon and Schuster (1953), Edition: 1953, 776 pages
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The "Story of Civilization" was the lifetime project of Will and Ariel and it is a very large achievement. This particular volume covers the period 1350 to 1500 CE and concentrates on Florence. The series as a whole was a spine to which other forms of historical research could be related from the 1940's to the 1970's. There is a large number of useful epigrams, and the overall picture created was helpful to the students in many areas. it was a most graceful survey and this is a worthy volume of it. the Entire series became a "Book of the Month Club" loss leader, and it graces many homes yet. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Aug 9, 2019 |
Too obsessed with art and architecture ( )
  TheGoldyns | Sep 15, 2015 |
In this fifth volume of The Story of Civilization an entire world---the fascinating and exuberant Italy of the Renaissance, from the birth of Petrarch in 1304 to the death of Titian in 1576---sits for its portrait, at its glorious climax.

In The Renaissance Will Durant makes a preliminary study of the economic basis and background---the growth of industry, the rise of banking families like the Medici, the conflicts of labor and capital---and considers ( )
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In that same year 1302 in which the aristocratic party of the neri (Blacks), having seized the government of Florence by force, exiled Dante and other middle-class bianchi (Whites), the triumphant oligarchy indicted a White lawyer, Ser (i.d., Messer or Master) Petracco on the charge of having falsified a legal document.
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An engrossing volume on the Italian Renaissance by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will DurantThe fifth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization, The Renaissance chronicles the history of Italy from 1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounterthe poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance;the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice;the life and accomplishments of Leonardo Da Vinci;the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome;the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli;the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.

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