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The Da Vinci Code
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  • Squinting at his surroundings he saw a plush Renaissance bedroom with Louis XVI furniture, hand-frescoed walls, and a colossal mahogany four-poster bed.
  • But it was straight ahead, to the east, through the archway, that Langdon could now see the monolithic Renaissance palace that had become the most famous art museum in the world.

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  • Aringarosa grumbled his hello and followed his host into the castle’s foyer—a wideopen space whose decor was a graceless blend of Renaissance art and astronomy images.
  • The controversial, neomodern glass pyramid designed by Chinese-born American architect I. M. Pei still evoked scorn from traditionalists who felt it destroyed the dignity of the Renaissance courtyard.
  • French kings throughout the Renaissance were so convinced that anagrams held magic power that they appointed royal anagrammatists to help them make better decisions by analyzing words in important documents.
  • Sophie wondered which of the fireside antiques she was supposed to sit on—the Renaissance velvet divan, the rustic eagle-claw rocker, or the pair of stone pews that looked like they’d been lifted from some Byzantine temple.

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(with a lowercase "r") Define
a revival of learning and culture -- especially in the arts
(with an uppercase "R") Define
the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)
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