John Locke was one of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment, whose assertion that reason is the key to knowledge changed the face of philosophy. These writings on thought, ideas, perception, truth and language are some of the most influential in the history of Western thought. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
In The Lantern: A Renaissance Mystery, a 21st century American woman searches to learn the truth about the 15th century mysterious Italian girl who dared to compete with the most famous artists of the Renaissance. Across time and space, their lives collide as they battle abuse, disease, fear and prejudice in pursuit of their dreams. Along the way, they intersect with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance including members of the Medici, Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello and a young Michelangelo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Orfanella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013232de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richie Cathar¿s father, Alaric, was a renaissance man: an intellectual, explorer, archaeologist, and historian. He was also a fantasist, absentee parent, and drug abuser. Alaric named his son after Richard, Coeur de Lion, but left him only conflicting memories when he died. Now Richie is in search of his own role.... Following his father¿s trail to the Holy Land to research the Art of the Medieval Latin Kingdom, Richie¿s quest is to uncover the fate of Christianity¿s most sacred relic and the truth about his father. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bowerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000484de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.