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ISBN:1842125826
Author: Paul Johnson
ISBN13: 978-1842125823
Title: The Renaissance (Universal History)
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Language: English
Category: Europe
Publisher: Orion Pub Co (June 2002)
Pages: 176

The Renaissance (Universal History) by Paul Johnson



The Renaissance (Universal History). Published June 20th 2002 by Phoenix. Author(s): Paul Johnson. ISBN: 1842125826 (ISBN13: 9781842125823). Renaissance: A Short History (ebook). Published May 10th 2014 by Modern Library.

The final part of the book charts the spread and decline of the Renaissance, as the Catholic Church repositioned itself to counter the Reformation which the Renaissance had itself helped to produce. See all Product description.

Paul Johnson was born in 1928 and educated at Stonyhurst and Oxford.

The Renaissance, The by Paul Johnson (Paperback, 2002). Paul Johnson was born in 1928 and educated at Stonyhurst and Oxford.

Written by. Paul Johnson. Manufacturer: Phoenix Release date: 20 June 2002 ISBN-10 : 1842125826 ISBN-13: 9781842125823.

Johnson, Paul, 1928-. Publication, Distribution, et. London Includes bibliographical references and index. Geographic Name: Europe History 15th century. Geographic Name: Europe History 16th century. Geographic Name: Europe Intellectual life 16th century. Download The Renaissance Paul Johnson. leave here couple of words about this book: Tags: Albanians.

Why has Paul Johnson chosen this approach? 10. Which contributions of the Renaissance have been the most. 2. When was the term Renaissance first employed to describe this period in European history? How conscious were the people living during this period of the uniqueness of their own time? In what social, political, and cultural realms was this sense of historicity more and/or less prevalent? 3. How did the Renaissance differ from previous renaissances? How was it similar? 4. In what ways can Dante be said to be the father of the Renaissance? In what ways can he be seen as a medieval figure? 5. What is Renaissance humanism?

Paul Bede Johnson is an English journalist, historian, speechwriter and author. He was educated at the Jesuit independent school Stonyhurst College, and at Magdalen College, Oxford. A prolific writer, he has written over 40 books and contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers. His first book, about the Suez War, appeared in 1957.

The Renaissance holds an undying place in our imagination, its great heroes still our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Chaucer.

The development of the first universities from the 12th century onwards, growing wealth and patronage in certain cities, and above all the invention of printing and cheap paper, provided essential conditions for the Renaissance. And it was in literature and scholarship that it began, in the rebirth of classical culture that loosened the Church's iron grip on visual art. Paul Johnson tells the story, in turn, of Renaissance literature, sculpture, building and painting. Despite the critical importance of inventions outside Italy - printing in Germany and oil painting in Holland - he locates the Renaissance firmly in Italy and in Florence above all, between 1400 and 1560. There are memorable sketches of the key figures - the frugal and shockingly original Donatello, the awesome Michelangelo, the delicacy of Giovanni Bellini. The final part of the book charts the spread and decline of the Renaissance, as the Catholic Church repositioned itself to counter the Reformation which the Renaissance had itself helped to produce.
Reviews: 2
Nalme
A very interesting overview and analysis of renaissance from various points of view, how it and why started, and its influence on various aspects of life and arts, written in a very clear and readable style, as usually Paul Johnson does. What is a little frustrating when reading it as an e-book is the lack of illustrations - especially reading about art I had to consult other books to get a better understanding of the text.
Tuliancel
I checked out this book from the local library and I'm ready to purchase a copy for myself. Informative, delightful and easy to read, I was eager to turn each page and learn fresh and fascinating facts about each artist presented. My only reason for giving this text a 4 star is for the absence of images. Each instance an artwork was described or compared to another, I longed for a visual. I had to either refer to other books or seek the internet. I often find it difficult to read about art, without seeing it. Overall, this book was very enjoyable though!