Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 1, 1995 - History - 672 pages
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Exploring every aspect of art, philosophy, politics, life and culture between 1450 and 1620, this enthralling panorama examines one of the most fascinating and exciting periods in European history. A rich, dense book which combines inspiring generalizations with idiosyncratic detail.--The Spectator. Photos.
 

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

Civilization curiously spelt with a z by this very British historian is an overview of Europe in what John Hale refers to as the long sixteenth century (he qualifies this as 1450-1620). It is not a ... Read full review

THE CIVILIZATION OF EUROPE IN THE RENAISSANCE

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A deft survey by a leading British authority on the period's political, military, and art history. Hale presents the Renaissance as the age in which, first through cartography, the nations of Europe ... Read full review

Contents

The Discovery of Europe
3
The Countries of Europe
51
The Divisions of Europe
94
Traffic
143
Transformations
189
Civility
355
Civility in Danger?
420
Our Age
585
Notes
595
Bibliography
613
Index
627
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Jerry Don is a 64 year old Vietnam veteran who grew up at the foot of the Wind Rivers and spent a good deal of his life hunting and fishing this mountain range. Now, no longer able to hike up to these elevations because of a heart condition caused by exposure to agent orange while in the service. He hopes that he will be able to take others there through his writings.

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