The Story of the Renaissance
By William Henry Hudson
Published in 1912
Thibault’s Score: 1/5
Very old history books almost always such. I had a few old Renaissance books I had laying around in my Audible library that I decided to tackle.
They are vague, don’t discuss sources or historiography, assert facts without doubt, and have a generally propagandistic tone. This one even came off as slightly racist at times, in the chapter towards the end where the author discusses that the English Renaissance was sparked by the racial consciousness of the Anglo-Saxon people.
These old books are overly deep in terms of the details that they cover about political issues, and overly shallow about the broad social trends shaping society.
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