The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance

by J.R.Hale (Author)


Within the vast literature of the Renaissance, this is the one indispensable book: for the student who is looking for a guide to the complicated maze of Italian Renaissance political history; the scholar who needs a convenient, unified reference sources; the art lover who wants to discover the background to the masterpieces of painting and sculpture; the traveler in Italy who seeks to understand the great works of art and architecture within their context; and also the general reader who wants to learn more about this fascinating historical and cultural epoch. 237 illus., 3 maps, 11 family trees and a chronological chart.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 13 Jun 1983

ISBN 10: 0500201919
ISBN 13: 9780500201916

Media Reviews
'Its 750 entries range over music, architecture, war, diplomacy, religion, literature and social history as well as the visual arts; the major scholars at London, Berkeley, Oxford and Cambridge write many masterpieces of abridged observation ... a valuable reference work' - The Connoisseur
'Broad in scope and rich in content ... with many illustrations, maps, family trees and comparative tables of succession ... pithy and stimulating ... a unique encyclopaedia' - Italian Studies
Author Bio
Sir J R Hale (1923 - 1999) was a British historian and translator, best known for his Renaissance studies.