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Italy Illuminated : Books V–VIII (Hardcover) (Biondo Flavio)

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Biondo Flavio (1392–1463), humanist and historian, was a pioneering figure in the Renaissance discovery of antiquity; famously, he was the author who popularized the term “Middle Age” to describe the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the revival of antiquity in his own time. While serving a number of Renaissance popes, he inaugurated an extraordinary program of research into the history, cultural life, and physical remains of the ancient world.

Italy Illuminated (1453), of which this is the second and final volume, is a topographical work describing Italy region by region. Its aim is to explore the Roman roots of modern Italy. As such, it is the quintessential work of Renaissance antiquarianism.

Number of Pages: 627
Genre: History, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Europe / Italy
Series Title: I Tatti Renaissance Library
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Volume number: 2
Author: Biondo Flavio
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2016
TCIN: 50629049
UPC: 9780674054950
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-3325

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