• The Renaissance

  • A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 - 1576 AD, The Story of Civilization, Volume 5
  • By: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (583 ratings)

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By: Will Durant
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
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Publisher's summary

An engrossing volume on the Italian Renaissance by Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Will Durant

The fifth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization,The Renaissance chronicles the history of Italy from1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter

  • the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers ofthe Renaissance;
  • the paintings, sculptures, and architecture ofMilan, Florence, and Venice;
  • the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci;
  • the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome;
  • the politicians and philosophers of Italy,including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli;
  • the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.
©2014 Will Durant (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc