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The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of the Italian Renaissance (World of Art)

J. R. Hale

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Whether you are an art lover who wants to check facts and discover the background to the masterpieces of painting and sculpture; a student who needs a guide to the complicated maze of Italian Renaissance political history; a scholar who needs a convenient, unified reference source; a traveller in Italy who wants to understand the great works of art and architecture in their context; or simply a general reader who wants to find out more about this fascinating epoch, this book stands firm within the vast literature on the Renaissance as the one indispensable volume


'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

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.8 cm

Extent: 360 pp

Illustrations: 237

Publication date: 13 June 1983

ISBN: 9780500201916

About the Author

Sir J R Hale (1923 – 1999) was a British historian and translator, best known for his Renaissance studies.

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J. R. Hale