The Story of the Renaissance

By William Henry Hudson
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8.01 Hours 01/01/1996 unabridged
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In this comprehensive survey, William Hudson explores the forces responsible for bringing about the Renaissance, which he describes as the West’s “transition from the medieval to the modern world.” Voyages of discovery, inventions, the revival of classical learning, and the advent of science contribute to the intellectual upheavals of this creative period, which are reflected in its literature and art. Hudson focuses on the one thread of continuity which he sees as both the seed and the fruit of this exciting era: the awakening of secular humanism and the emergence of the individual. This history gives the listener a lucid, perceptive analysis of the splendid Renaissance.

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In this comprehensive survey, William Hudson explores the forces responsible for bringing about the Renaissance, which he describes as the West’s “transition from the medieval to the modern world.”

Voyages of discovery, inventions, the revival of classical learning, and the advent of science contribute to the intellectual upheavals of this creative period, which are reflected in its literature and art. Hudson focuses on the one thread of continuity which he sees as both the seed and the fruit of this exciting era: the awakening of secular humanism and the emergence of the individual. This history gives the listener a lucid, perceptive analysis of the splendid Renaissance.

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Author Bio: William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson, former professor of English literature at Stanford University, is a staff lecturer in literature to the University Extension Board of the University of London. He is the author of An Introduction to the Study of Literature, Rousseau and Naturalism in Life and Thought, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Herbert Spencer, and many more.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English