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Description - The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton

This wide-ranging exploration of a defining period in world history sees the Renaissance as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement, cultural experimentation, and interaction on a global scale, existing alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. It guides the reader through the issues that defi ned the period, from its art, architecture and literature, to advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel.

The book offers us a timely perspective by exploring Europe's reciprocal relationship with its eastern neighbours.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192801630
ISBN-10: 0192801635
Format: Paperback / softback
(174mm x 111mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jerry Brotton

Dr Jerry Brotton is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, and author of 'The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection' (Pan Macmillan).

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