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In The Company of the Courtesan

by Sarah Dunant

In The Company of the Courtesan
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    Feb 2006, 384 pages
    Feb 2007, 392 pages

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A Brief History of The Renaissance

The Renaissance period (from the French word 'rebirth', Il Rinascimento in Italian) was a period of scientific and cultural changes. The Renaissance was triggered by a new interest in the ancient classical texts and a desire to learn how they could be applied to the arts and sciences - the result was a rebirth of European culture as a whole.

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