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The Other Renaissance

28 September 2023, 3.00pm

'The Other Renaissance' book cover
'The Other Renaissance' book cover
'The Other Renaissance' book cover
28 September 2023, 3.00pm

The Other Renaissance

Reframe your understanding of the Renaissance as Paul Strathern reveals how innovations in northern Europe helped bring our modern world into being.
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About the event

The developments of the Renaissance are largely associated with Italy. Yet at that time, changes were also taking place in northern Europe. Innovation radiated out of the city of Bruges, influencing thought across the north that eventually even reached Italy itself.

The impact of this ‘Other Renaissance’ on European culture was profound, shattering the limitations of medieval life and ushering in new ways of thinking about disciplines such art, science, literature, mathematics and medicine.

By exploring the lives of major figures such as Copernicus, Gutenberg, Catherine de’ Medici and Shakespeare, Paul Strathern reveals how some of the most significant advances of the early modern period originated in northern Europe.

About the speaker

Paul Strathern studied Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. He is a Somerset Maugham Award-winning novelist and the author of two series of books – Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the World – and several works of non-fiction, including: The MediciThe Artistthe Philosopher and the WarriorThe Spirit of Venice; and Death in Florence.

About the sponsor

This event is kindly supported by the Polish Cultural Institute.

Paul Strathern
Paul Strathern

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28 September 2023
3.00pm - 4.00pm
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