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The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance, Catherine Fletcher

Label
The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance
Title
The beauty and the terror
Title remainder
an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many of the most celebrated artists and thinkers that have come to define the Renaissance - Leonardo and Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian, Machiavelli and Castiglione - emerged not during the celebrated 'rebirth' of the 15th century but amidst the death and destruction of the 16th century. For decades, a series of savage wars dominated Italy's political, economic and daily life, generating fortunes and new technologies, but also ravaging populations with famine, disease and slaughter. In this same short time, the birth of Protestantism, Spain's colonisation of the Americas and the rise of the Ottoman Empire all posed grave threats to Italian power, while sparking debates about the ethics of government and enslavement, religious belief and sexual morality. In this book, Catherine Fletcher provides an enrapturing narrative history that brings all of this and more into view
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1975-
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Fletcher, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 709.4'5'09031
  • 709.4509031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Italian
  • Art, Italian
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Renaissance
  • Art and Design
Label
The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance, Catherine Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784707941
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781784707941
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
Label
The beauty and the terror : an alternative history of the Italian Renaissance, Catherine Fletcher
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784707941
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781784707941
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)

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