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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt
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May 06, 09

Read in May, 2009

In my opinion, this book is first rank history that is at least on the level of Gibbon. A great introduction to the violent world of the Renaissance and the forceful individualism it enhanced. It's pretty amazing to read something written in 1860 that is more cutting edge - and interesting - than most textbooks published today.
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