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The Florentines

19.80

Author Name: Paul, Strathern
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Number Of Pages: 384
Cover: Hardback
Description: Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642 something happened which transformed the entire culture of western civilisation. Painting, sculpture and architecture would all visibly change in such a striking fashion that there could be no going back on what had taken place. Likewise, the thought and self-conception of humanity would take on a completely new aspect. Sciences would be born, or emerge in an entirely new guise. The ideas which broke this mould largely began, and continued to flourish, in the city of Florence in the province of Tuscany in northern central Italy. These ideas, which placed an increasing emphasis on the development of our common humanity – rather than other-worldly spirituality – coalesced in what came to be known as humanism. Paul Strathern shows how Florence, and the Florentines, played a similar role in the Renaissance.

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