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The Flowering Of The Renaissance
Following the collapse of Medici rule in fifteenth-century Florence, the centre of Renaissance activity moved first to Rome and finally to Venice. In the Rome of Julius II and Leo X which Michelangelo remodelled and beautified, in the Venice of Titian and Tintoretto and Palladio, the Renaissance reached the height of its splendour, not only in the visual arts but also in t ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 10th 1992 by Pimlico
(first published 1967)
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Cronin had a gift for choosing a historical incident that captures the essence of an underlying trend and telling it well. This is a very readable book that tells the story of how the Renaissance, which had begun in Florence, spread its influence throughout Italy and how it died. He told the story of how it began in The Florentine Renaissance.
Vincent Cronin is a British historical, cultural, and biographical writer whose works have been widely translated into European languages. He is known for his biographies of Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great, and Napoleon, as well as for his books on the Renaissance.More about Vincent Cronin...