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Tobias Roth über die "Welt der Renaissance"


The Italian Renaissance is the beginning of modern Europe. The book "Welt der Renaissance" (world of the Renaissance) assembles over 350 texts written by 68 authors and illustrates the richness, vitality, inconsistencies and innovative spirit of this fascinating era, offering a comprehensive insight into Renaissance literature that has been lacking in Germany thus far. And these texts might be 500 years old - but they're closer to us than you would thing!

Tobias Roth, who edited and translated all of them, reports from his workshop, from the bank of the river Arno and from an express train between Florence and Verona. What can the past tell us about today? What does the Humanists' writing look like? Is it possible to film video clips in Florence? And what do tomatoes have to do with it?