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The Renaissance

A Captivating Guide to a Remarkable Period in European History, Including Stories of People Such as Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo, Copernicus, Shakespeare, and Leonardo da Vinci
Narrated by: Richard L. Walton
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Renaissance, then pay attention....

“Renaissance” is the French word for “rebirth,” which is given to the period of time between the 14th and 17th centuries in Europe when there was a marked resurgence in classical art, education, philosophy, architecture, and natural sciences.

At its heart, the Renaissance marked a widespread stability that Europe had not known for centuries, coupled with an inevitable desire of people everywhere to learn and express themselves. Education and economic stability transformed Europe into a beacon of high culture that eventually led to the Enlightenment and the Modern Age as we know it.

In The Renaissance, you will discover topics such as:

  • A Brief look at pre-Renaissance Europe
  • The Black Death
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • The fall of Constantinople
  • The printing press
  • Literature of the 15th century
  • The new education
  • The medics of Florence and France
  • The Dutch and Flemish painting revolution
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Copernicus
  • The Reformation
  • The Spanish Inquisition and Renaissance
  • France and the wars of religion
  • Arts and politics across Renaissance Europe
  • The Age of Discovery
  • Women’s education
  • Galileo Galilea
  • English Renaissance under the Tudors
  • Shakespeare, Lully, and the new art
  • Seers and prophets
  • The medical Renaissance
  • The persecuted intellectuals
  • In the years following the Renaissance
  • And much, much more!

Get this audiobook now if you want to learn more about the Renaissance!

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Good Audiobook

A good, pleasant summary of the times, the characters, the advances and achievements of the Renaissance period in various countries.

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To-The-Point

A short compressed study of the Renaissance in Europe and the various counties. As a student of the Renaissance, I liked the associations between the different countries.

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Very Impressive Book

A lot of good information on the History of the Era. In a short and concise book that made it a knowledge experience enjoyable.

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A Lot Of Information

Had a lot of information on a kind of things. Could have been more -detailed, but a good start to learn more about the renaissance man.

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Good Book

Fundamentally, this is a short history of the Renaissance that can be listened in one sitting. A good place to start if you want to know more about the major characters during this time period

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Very Concise

Just a concise overview of the Renaissance before you get into a more serious text - valuable, if you expect nothing beyond that.

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Nice Audiobook

This book was so good I've bought a few more in the American Heritage series. If you want a good review of the Renaissance in Italy, then this is the ideal book for you.

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Very very Informative

I was shocked by how easy it was to understand the Italian Renaissance. Some history books are an effort to digest, but this one was such a flurry I got myself caught up in it and finished it so early.

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Brilliant

This book gives us Renaissance in all its brilliance fitting to a description of the time of renewal and vitality.

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Great Book

Unique summary with relevant details and perceptive insights, especially covering significant personalities. Amazing book indeed.

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  • Charlie
  • 03-22-19

Interesting Approach

I love history and captivating history has made it so easy to keep you informed! As I have aged I find that I have forgotten many things and this is a quick way to refresh my knowledge. Thank you!

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  • Beca
  • 03-22-19

Job well Done

This book does the job. I like people more than numbers and dates and this book talks about many Renaissance people rather than focusing on facts and dates. Great easy version.

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  • Mia Holy Jai
  • 03-22-19

i enjoyed It

Enjoyed book. Puts the Renaissance in historical perspective, by the European country. Highly suggest for a quick summary or an Introduction to the subject.

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  • FREDERICK
  • 03-22-19

Nice Description

Very enlightening book, I enjoyed this book because it touched on a lot of different parts of history and popular people like Michelangelo, Henry VIII, and other religions.

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  • IVY
  • 03-22-19

Five Stars

Five stars because it is short, easy to understand and very enjoyable. It is written I easy to understand the language but very concise.

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  • Oscar
  • 03-22-19

Recommended

Love that you can quickly get up to speed on an era and get all the facts in one simple audiobook!

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  • David
  • 03-22-19

Very Detailed

A detailed overview of Renaissance history. Short and easy to understand in one sitting. Nothing goes too in depth which may bother some listeners.

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  • Alexandra
  • 03-21-19

Interesting

Just a concise overview of the Renaissance before you get into a more serious text - important, if you expect nothing beyond that.

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  • Lewis Bob
  • 03-21-19

Good Audiobook

Good book showing the essential nuts and bolts Theories of the subject matter. Nothing too deep. Really suited for middle or High School level intro stuff. Enjoyable prose and Presentation.

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  • Daisy Luke
  • 03-21-19

Well Done

While this was a very trying in history with many problems & oppression in every phase, I think this is a great overview. I remember when we studied all this history in school and this brought back many informal names & events.