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The Renaissance

A Captivating Guide to a Remarkable Period in European History, Including Stories of People Such as Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo, Copernicus, Shakespeare, and Leonardo da Vinci
Written by: Captivating History
Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: History, Europe

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Renaissance, then pay attention....

“Renaissance” is the French word for “rebirth,” which is given to the period of time between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe when there was a marked resurgence in classical art, education, philosophy, architecture, and natural sciences.

At its heart, the Renaissance marked a widespread stability that Europe had not known for centuries, coupled with an inevitable desire of people everywhere to learn and express themselves. Education and economic stability transformed Europe into a beacon of high culture that eventually led to the Enlightenment and the Modern Age as we know it.

In The Renaissance, you will discover topics such as:

  • A Brief look at pre-Renaissance Europe
  • The Black Death
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • The fall of Constantinople
  • The printing press
  • Literature of the 15th century
  • The new education
  • The medics of Florence and France
  • The Dutch and Flemish painting revolution
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Copernicus
  • The Reformation
  • The Spanish Inquisition and Renaissance
  • France and the wars of religion
  • Arts and politics across Renaissance Europe
  • The Age of Discovery
  • Women’s education
  • Galileo Galilea
  • English Renaissance under the Tudors
  • Shakespeare, Lully, and the new art
  • Seers and prophets
  • The medical Renaissance
  • The persecuted intellectuals
  • In the years following the Renaissance
  • And much, much more!

Get this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the Renaissance!

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  • Harry R. Martin
  • 2019-08-07

Monotone reader

Let’s read this like your are interested in what you’re reading. Totally ruined some great content. Get my money back.

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  • Josiah Christian
  • 2019-03-22

Good Audiobook

A good, pleasant summary of the times, the characters, the advances and achievements of the Renaissance period in various countries.

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  • Michael Collins
  • 2019-03-22

To-The-Point

A short compressed study of the Renaissance in Europe and the various counties. As a student of the Renaissance, I liked the associations between the different countries.

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  • Harper Sanders
  • 2019-03-22

Very Impressive Book

A lot of good information on the History of the Era. In a short and concise book that made it a knowledge experience enjoyable.

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  • Lucas
  • 2019-03-22

A Lot Of Information

Had a lot of information on a kind of things. Could have been more -detailed, but a good start to learn more about the renaissance man.

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  • Abigail P
  • 2019-03-22

Good Book

Fundamentally, this is a short history of the Renaissance that can be listened in one sitting. A good place to start if you want to know more about the major characters during this time period

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  • Courty
  • 2019-03-22

Very Concise

Just a concise overview of the Renaissance before you get into a more serious text - valuable, if you expect nothing beyond that.

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  • Oliver John
  • 2019-03-21

Nice Audiobook

This book was so good I've bought a few more in the American Heritage series. If you want a good review of the Renaissance in Italy, then this is the ideal book for you.

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  • Amelia Garcia
  • 2019-03-21

Very very Informative

I was shocked by how easy it was to understand the Italian Renaissance. Some history books are an effort to digest, but this one was such a flurry I got myself caught up in it and finished it so early.

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  • Ranjeet
  • 2019-03-21

Brilliant

This book gives us Renaissance in all its brilliance fitting to a description of the time of renewal and vitality.