The rebirth of learning and artistic pursuit in Europe is well-detailed in Greenhaven Press' anthology on the Renaissance. Gathering primary accounts from religious, artistic, scientific, and secular leaders, this anthology covers a broad spectrum of social and political topics of the day. Their firsthand reflections convey the exuberance of rediscovering the joys of education and social progress after the intellectual darkness of the Middle Ages.
"The contributions in the eclectic mix come from individuals such as Eleanor Roosevelt, actress June Havoc, and hobo Box-Car Bertha, with each person's perspective taking readers directly into the experience through details and eye-opening observations."
-- Booklist (May 2001)
Price: US $28.10