The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern - Stephen Greenblatt Fascinating! Not just about the finding of a long-lost ancient work and how its ideas reverberated through the Renaissance and even into our own time, it provides a trip through all kinds of related subjects - religious ideas of the ancients, the making of books from Roman times through printing, fourteenth-century Italian and papal politics, to name a few. The library wasn't going to let me renew it but I'd already been hooked, so I held onto it for a few extra days just so I could finish it.