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  1. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Home Dolce Home

    Where did the Italians of the Renaissance rest their weary heads? Cook up a family meal? Toss back a ...
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  2. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Where have all the copperplate engravers gone?

    The other day I found a fascinating book at the library. The book is called "Falkner, Köhler, Kupferstecher: ...
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  3. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - A Renaissance Herbal

    The women of the Middle Ages and Renaissance knew a good herb when they saw one. They grew them in little ...
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  4. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - What's in a Name?

    We take for granted, at least in many parts of the world, that each person has a first name, possibly ...
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  5. History Blog: Velvet, Silk and Baubles - Costume of the Italian Renaissance

    The most flamboyant fashions of today hardly dazzle compared to the richest garments of the Italian ...
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  6. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - St. Peter's Basilica - The Church to End all Churches

    It´s one of the most beloved success stories of Renaissance Italian art and architecture. A stroll through ...
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  7. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - Who, What, When 1400-1500

    Quick: How many times did Siena suffer from plague in the 15th century? Give up? Check out the timeline ...
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  8. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - In Like a Knight, Out Like a Cannon - Part 2

    We left off last time with the dying traditions of late medieval war. The mercenary captains that dominated ...
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  9. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - In Like a Knight, Out Like a Cannon - Part 1

    When we think of war in the Middle Ages, we imagine knights in shining armor, tournaments, colorful ...
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  10. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - A Dysfunctional Family

    If you wonder about the relationship between the main city states of Renaissance Italy, think about ...
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  11. History Blog: Italian Renaissance - There's Something About Italy

    Maybe it´s something special in the yellow soil of Tuscany. Something secret in the vineyards of Chianti ...
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  12. History Blog: Plague

    After posting my last article I realized that I had made a horrendous error. I seem to have put the ...
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  13. History Blog: Was the Black Death a Direct Cause to the Renaissance?

    Imagine you wake up one morning freezing from chills in the middle of June in the English countryside. ...
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  14. History Blog: The Renaissance aka, "The Shift"

    Webster defines Renaissance as a rebirth or a revival. However, in all my years of researching the time ...
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  15. History Blog: Renaissance Cities

    How much did changes to the face of Renaissance cities owe to technological innovations?
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  16. History For Children: Two Families of the Renaissance

    During the Renaissance, Italy was not a nation but was composed of a number of small, independent city-states. ...
  17. History For Children: Inside A Renaissance Studio

    A handsome marble statue here. An elaborate chest there. An altarpiece for the local church. A chair ...
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  18. History For Children: A Renaissance Childhood

    The word "Renaissance" means rebirth. A number of thoughtful people living in Italy between ...
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  19. Theme Parties: The Renaissance Party For Adults

    You have successfully planned and given your first kid’s theme party. It was a blast; everyone concerned ...
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  20. Garden Design: Gardens of the Northern Renaissance

    For Italians, the Renaissance was a return to their Classical roots. Much of northern Europe had been ...
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