Okay, well, that about does it for my patience with Paul Johnson's The Renaissance: A Short History.

It's also the last straw when it comes to reading Paul Johnson in general. I've got a copy of his History of Christianity that I had started, put down, and was planning on coming back to eventually, but this cements for me that the parts I found dubious in my initial reading are characteristic of him as an author and historian.


So, anyway, I'm in the market for a new, short history of the Renaissance, if anyone's got any favorites to recommend.

@lrhodes it's not quite what you might expect, but I enjoyed The Swerve.

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