The Shortest History of Italy: 3,000 Years from the Romans to the Renaissance to a Modern Republic?a Retelling for Our Times
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About the Author
Ross King is the author of many bestselling books on Italian history and art, including Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling and Brunelleschi's Dome. He lectures widely on Renaissance art at museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Frick Collection, and the National Gallery, and is a regular participant in Italian Renaissance seminars at the Aspen Institute. He lives in the historic town of Woodstock, near Oxford, England.
[King's] scrupulous excavation of social, political and religious texts, as well as art historical sources, permits him to tell a familiar story as though it had never been told before.-- "Financial Times"
King has the gift of clear, unpretentious exposition, and an instinctive narrative flair.-- "The Guardian"
King is a deft storyteller.-- "Telegraph"