Everything you need to understand or teach The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone.
The novel, published in 1961, is set in the end of the 15th and the beginning of 16th century in Italy, when Italy was composed of a collection of city-states, each of which was a governmental entity unto itself. The only unifying influence was that of the Vatican, and that influence ebbed according to the strength and popularity of whoever was Pope at the time.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, a youth who is very aware of...
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