New York: Doubleday, 1996. Hardcover. Octavo, 470 pages, original cloth with dustjacket. Illustrated throughout in black and white and color. Very Good / Very good. Item #1842
¶ The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship, and the emergence of some of the greatest artists and thinkers the world has known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. In this lively, provocative, and wholly absorbing new book, Lisa Jardine offers a radical new interpretation, arguing that the creation of culture during the Renaissance was inextricably tied to the creation of wealth.