The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship and the serendipitous coming together of some of the greatest artists the world has ever known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. This work provides an interpretation of that age of European culture. In it, the author argues that while aristocrats and newly prosperous merchants commissioned works of art from the leading artists of the day, vicious commercial battles were being fought over silks and spices, and who should control international trade. As humanism and the "new learning" spread out of Italy across Europe, the prodigious output of the printing presses which sprang up soon dictated - by accident as much as by design - what was to become the European intellectual tradition.
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Descrizione libro Humanity Press/prometheus Bk, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110333674464
Descrizione libro Humanity Press/prometheus Bk. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0333674464 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0156081
Descrizione libro Humanity Press/prometheus Bk, 1997. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0333674464