By Catherine Cometti Samargo
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The yr is 1478: rising from the darkness and superstition of the center a while and the scary impression of the bubonic plague, guy is prepared for the 1st time in centuries to upward thrust to the opportunity of his expertise and mind. the heart of this new dynamic, this 'humanism', is the town of Florence.
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Another Side of the Line by Catherine Cometti Samargo