BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS
Can you believe July is coming to an end? This month flew by in a blur of work for me. August will be the same and, poof! There goes summer. Although, I will confess that I am not a hot weather person anyway. So if I have to go through a busy patch at the office, unlike many people, I prefer it to be in the summer because I hide here in the air conditioning.
What end of month book are you happy about this week? Please share the opening sentence (or so) on Book Beginnings on Fridays! Add the link to you blog or social media post in the linky box below.
MY BOOK BEGINNINGFrom The Florentines: From Dante to Galileo: The Transformation of Western Civilization by Paul Strathern:
Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642, something happened which would transform the entire culture of western civilization.
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Meanwhile, Florence embarked upon a costly and foolhardy attempt to conquer the neighboring small city-state of Lucca, which occupied the north-west corner of Tuscany and thus posed a potential, if unlikely, threat to Florence is trade route to the coast. The cost of this war, in the form of a steep rise in taxes, quickly led to a widespread and serious discontent among the people.