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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

Originally a French term (renaissance, ‘rebirth’) pertaining to cultural history, it is now employed to describe the arts in Italy from the early 14th to the mid-16th centuries. By extension it is also more loosely applied to other European countries of that era. It was first sanctioned as descriptive of a particular period and all that happened in it by the French historian ... ...

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