... comprehensive, readable, beautifully documented... I cannot imagine a library or a person seriously interested in Renaissance Rome without it." -Manuscripta Brilliant synthesis. A must." -Bibliotheque L'Humanisme et Renaissance ... no book in English or otherwise covers the breadth of Renaissance Rome as this one does. It will be definitive for a long time." -Church History ... attractively presented... stimulating... " -Renaissance Studies In lively prose... the author paints a complex multilayered image of compelling vividness." -History of European Ideas A distinctively Roman Renaissance starting in the middle of the fifteenth century is the subject of Charles Stinger's celebrated study. Cultural history at its best, The Renaissance in Rome will inform both Renaissance and Reformation scholars, as well as general readers fascinated and affected by the Eternal City.