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Title:
Renaissance
Author:
Langley, Andrew.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999.
Physical Description:
59 pages : illustrations (color) ; 29 cm.
Summary:
An overview of the philosophy, inventions, art, government, religion, and daily life of the Renaissance.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375801365

9780375901362
Format :
Book

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Travel back in time to the period of extraordinary growth and vitality that was Renaissance Europe.  Meet Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and the Medicis.  Experience the daily life and workings of a Renaissance town.  View some of the most beautiful and important art works in the world.  In glorious full-color photographic spreads, Renaissance documents Europe's emergence from the Dark Ages into an era of unparalleled enlightenment and creativity in the realms of politics, arts, literature, technology, and innovation.


Author Notes

Andrew Langley was born in 1949 in Britain. He has dedicated his career to penning educational books that meet the needs of young readers. Langley's first books were primarily straightforward works designed to explain day-to-day facts; in his "Behind the Scenes" series, for example, he explores what goes on at various familiar locations, such as a hotel and police station. As his career has progressed, Langley has increasingly focused on the subject that most interests him - history. He has produced biographies of a broad range of people from history as well as historic overviews such as The Roman News, Medieval Life, Renaissance, and Ancient Egypt.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-Langley has combined in-depth research with the arresting, trademark photographs of the series to showcase a complex period in European history. The book covers many aspects of the Renaissance, including the rise of city-states, trade, art, architecture, and the role of the Catholic Church. There are also sections on dress and daily life-the basis for many reports in today's classrooms. The tersely written, well-documented text takes a broad-brush approach to the period, providing an introduction to each topic. Detailed captions supply additional information. However, it's the choice and placement of full-color photographs and reproductions that make this book so appealing. The layout features a mixture of large photographs and smaller insets, drawing the eye in with its variety and movement. Unfortunately, the index is far from inclusive. For younger readers, the book will provide adequate enough visual and textural information for class projects. For others, it offers a number of wonderful jumping-off points for more in-depth research.-Barbara Buckley, Jericho Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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