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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern - Stephen Greenblatt I suppose "On the Nature of Things: One of the Ways the World Became Modern" doesn't have quite the same ring as a title. That aside, this is a wonderfully written and stimulating look at the rediscovery of an ancient text that rhymed beautifully with the humanist currents of the Renaissance and later. In also telling the story of Poggio who rediscovered the work in the fifteenth century, it's a fascinating look at the intrigues and corruption of the papal courts of that time.

But why oh why are there no markers in the text for the extensive endnotes in the back matter?