"[This] concise, learned and fluently written book tells a remarkable story" Sunday Times "More wonderfully illuminating Renaissance history from a master scholar and historian (starred review)" Kirkus Reviews "[A] superb history... This concise, learned and fluently written book tells a remarkable story... Highly skilled, close-focus readings of moments of great cultural significance are Stephen Greenblatt's speciality" -- Charles Nicholl Observer "In this gloriously learned page-turner, both biography and intellectual history, Harvard Shakespearean scholar Greenblatt turns his attention to the front end of the Renaissance as the origin of Western culture's foundation: the free questioning of truth (starred review)" Publishers Weekly "[A] superbly readable piece of historical work...an exciting story, and Greenblatt tells it with his customary clarity and verve" -- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Daily Telegraph
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About the Author
STEPHEN GREENBLATT is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, editor of The Norton Shakespeare, and prize-winning author of many academic books, including Hamlet in Purgatory.