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The Italian Renaissance culture and society in Italy by Peter Burke

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English



  • Italy,
  • Italy.


  • Renaissance -- Italy,
  • Arts, Italian,
  • Arts, Renaissance -- Italy,
  • Art patronage -- Italy,
  • Artists and patrons -- Italy,
  • Italy -- Civilization -- 1268-1559

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter Burke.
LC ClassificationsDG445 .B85 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 287 p. :
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2374377M
ISBN 100691094314, 0691028389
LC Control Number87002526

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