Worldly Goods by Lisa Jardine

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"Fascinating . . . Jardine's attention to the material side of things is an important explanatory complement to the many histories of the period that have dwelt on the sublime works of art . . . Real history is in the details, the small stories, of which WORLDLY GOODS is a treasure house."
Richard Bernstein, The New York Times

About Lisa Jardine

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Lisa Jardine is professor of English and dean of the Faculty of Arts at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She is the author of many works, including Erasmus, Man of Letters.
Published November 1, 1996 by Nan A. Talese. 496 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Yet Renaissance religious art reflected a true spirituality: Most Renaissance artists believed that only the very best was good enough to honor their sacred subjects.

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