Heretics and Heroes
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Beginning in the 14th century with the continent-wide disaster of the Black Death, Cahill traces the development of European thought during that age when Renaissance humanism and the Reformation's radical changes brought the innovation and individuality that still contribute to 'the mechanism of our functioning contemporary selves'. He focuses on the history of the visual arts (with 62 colour plates); the sense of adventure in the period's revolutionary science; and the newly found courage to challenge religious ideas. Off-mint. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge, American-cut pages and off-mint.