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Alexander Lee is a fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick. A specialist in the history of the Italian Renaissance, he completed his first two degrees at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, before proceeding to undertake his doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh. He has previously held positions at the Universita degli studi di Bergamo and the Universite du Luxembourg. He the author of numerous studies on the Italian Renaissance, including, most recently, Petrarch and St. Augustine: Classical Scholarship, Christian Theology, and the Origins of the Renaissance in Italy (2012), and is currently working on a study of humanistic concepts of empire in the fourteenth century.

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The Ugly Renaissance by Alexander Lee
The Ugly Renaissance
Alexander Lee
Alexander Lee reveals the dark underside of Renaissance Florence. Life was short, violence prevalent, corruption, overt religiosity and dubious business men all too obvious. Look beyond the Art that now remains to us to a sordid and rapacious city –...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014

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