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Dante describes an imaginative journey of a religious pilgrim who goes through hell, purgatory and paradise with such an intense feeling that it set standards for Italian classics. He wrote another book Vita Nuova in which he tells the story of his love for Beatrice who died a premature death. He entered politics, but as ill-luck would have it, his career ended with his exile. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-75) wrote stories in Italian. He wrote about worldly pleasures and his novel Decameron known for bawdy tales made him extremely popular and set trends for other Romantic novelists.

Com Preface This book covers the syllabus of History Main (World History of UPSC Civil Services Exam). It includes all the topics from the Period of Renaissance to Modern Globalisation, and also incorporates Current History. Candidates appearing for the Civil Services Exam will find it useful and interesting. They should not only master the subject and update their knowledge, but also develop ability to analyse questions raised in the competitive exam. The students studying Contemporary World may also find it helpful in preparing for the exam.

The age of renaissance not only produced great humanist scholars, and artists but also men of science. Renaissance promoted spirit of enquiry and enabled Europe to take giant steps towards scientific and technological progress. Astronomy: For well over thirteen centuries, Europeans never questioned the geocentric theory of Ptolemy, the Greek scientist of the second century AD. This was so because his scheme or theory was in agreement with the “cosmology of the Bible”. Explicitly, the theory explained that the earth remains stationary and at the centre of the universe, and all heavenly bodies go round once every twenty-four hours.

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