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The A to Z of the Renaissance

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Publisher Comments:

Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe. During its brief epoch, most vigorously from the fourteen to the sixteenth centuries, Europe reached back to Ancient Greece and Rome, and pushed ahead in numerous fields: art, architecture, literature, philosophy, banking, commerce, religion, politics, and warfare. This era is inundated with famous names (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Cervantes, and Shakespeare), and the heritage it left can hardly be overestimated. The A to Z of the Renaissance provides information on these fields through its chronology, which traces events from 1250 to 1648, and its introduction delineating the underlying features of the period. However, it is the dictionary section, with hundreds of cross-referenced entries on famous persons (from Adrian to Zwingli), key locations, supporting political and social institutions, wars, religious reformations, achievements, and failures, which is the heart of this book. Further research is facilitated by the bibliography.

Book News Annotation:

Nauert (emeritus history, U. of Missouri-Columbia) concentrates primarily on the elite or high culture of both Italy and transalpine Europe from the early 14th century to the early 17th. Some of the early features of the Renaissance were later considered Medieval, but are included here. The cross-referencing is extensive, though there is no index, and there are no entry-specific references, though the bibliography is arranged topically. Revised from the Historical Dictionary of the Renaissance, published in a hardbound edition in 2004.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Nauert (emeritus history, U. of Missouri-Columbia) concentrates primarily on the elite or high culture of both Italy and transalpine Europe from the early 14th century to the early 17th. Some of the early features of the Renaissance were later considered Medieval, but are included here. The cross-referencing is extensive, though there is no index, and there are no entry-specific references, though the bibliography is arranged topically. Revised from the Historical Dictionary of the Renaissance, published in a hardbound edition in 2004. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810853935
Author:
Nauert, Charles Garfield
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Nauert, Charles
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Series:
A to Z Guides
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
537
Dimensions:
8.52x5.44x1.36 in. 1.71 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
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