Heretics and Heroes: 4of 4; How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Thomas Cahill (Author, Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)

Nov 11, 2019, 01:00 AM
Photo: Pieter Bruegel's The Triumph of Death (c. 1562) reflects the social upheaval and terror that followed the plague that devastated medieval Europe.

Obra moral que muestra el triunfo de la Muerte sobre las cosas mundanas, simbolizado a través de un gran ejército de esqueletos arrasando la Tierra. Al fondo aparece un paisaje yermo donde aún se desarrollan escenas de destrucción. En un primer plano, la Muerte al frente de sus ejércitos sobre un caballo rojizo, destruye el mundo de los vivos, quienes son conducidos a un enorme ataúd, sin esperanza de salvación. Todos los estamentos sociales están incluidos en la composición, sin que el poder o la devoción pueda salvarles.

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  • Created: circa 1562 date QS:P571,+1562-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902

Heretics and Heroes: 4of 4; How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Thomas Cahill (Author, Narrator), Random House Audio (Publisher)


From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history - this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary audiobook. 

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (the late fourteenth to the early seventeenth century), so full of innovation and cultural change that the Western world would not experience its like again until the twentieth century. Beginning with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the many developments in European thought and experience that served both the new humanism of the Renaissance and the seemingly abrupt religious alterations of the increasingly radical Reformation. This is an age of the most sublime artistic and scientific adventure, but also of newly powerful princes and armies and of newly found courage, as many thousands refuse to bow their heads to the religious pieties of the past. It is an era of just-discovered continents and previously unknown peoples. More than anything, it is a time of individuality in which a whole culture must achieve a new balance if the West is to continue.