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Cover: The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance: Skeptics, Libertines, and Opera, from Harvard University PressCover: The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance in HARDCOVER

The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance

Skeptics, Libertines, and Opera

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674024816

Publication Date: 05/15/2007

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Finding the roots of opera in the history of science is a task that would daunt even a polymath of Renaissance stature. Yet in The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance, Edward Muir plausibly explains how the skepticism taught by a professor at the University of Padua in the early 17th century fostered a musical revolution in neighboring Venice—and much else besides.—Francis X. Rocca, The Wall Street Journal

Muir’s small book (hard-covered but paperback in dimensions) set me thinking. It’s a remarkably readable, cross-disciplinary study.—Clifford Bartlett, Journal of Japanese Studies

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