The Renaissance : The Story of Civilization

  • by Will Durant
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: The Story of Civilization
  • 37 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An engrossing volume on the Italian Renaissance by Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Will Durant
The fifth volume of Durant's acclaimed Story of Civilization,The Renaissance chronicles the history of Italy from1304 to 1576. In this masterful work, listeners will encounter


the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers ofthe Renaissance;
the paintings, sculptures, and architecture ofMilan, Florence, and Venice;
the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci;
the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome;
the politicians and philosophers of Italy,including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli;
the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.