2005. Folio, Barcelona, Spain. Hardcover. Book-Like New, with colour photographic illustration of a Renaissance painted ceiling on front cover and colour photograph of Renaissance panel on rear. 12x9. Profuse colour illustrations, maps and drawing. 255pp including index of illustrations and main index. A glorious book which has been translated into Spanish and is part of the major "Grandes Civilizaciones del Pasado" (Grand Civilizations of the Past) series. In the original English this book was one of the "Culural Atlas" series. It is an illustrated history of the Renaissance period, written in two parts. The first part is the Heart of the Renaissance-what is the Renaissance; the First Italian Renaissance; etc. The Second part is "The Renaissance and its influence in the world" covering France, Spain, Portugal, England, etc.