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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

RWM, January 19, 2012

This excellent book tells the story of how the book hunter Poggio Bracciolini located a copy of Lucretius’ “On the Nature of Things” in a German monastery. This book had been unavailable for over a thousand years. The details on how classical Greek and Roman texts were copied and preserved, book hunting, Bracciolini's fascinating life and the emergence of the Renaissance are presented in a compelling and interesting way, providing a window on a pivotal time in Western culture.
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