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A short history of Renaissance and Reformation Europe : dances over fire and water /
Jonathan W. Zophy.
edition
Second edition.
imprint
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Prentice Hall, c1999.
description
xvii, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0139593624 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey : Prentice Hall, c1999.
isbn
0139593624 (pbk.)
catalogue key
2684757
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Thomas, Kate. 2015/10/20.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Long Description
For history courses in Renaissance and Reformation Europe. This text's conversational tone and concise presentation are examples of an approach that is more representative than comprehensive introducing historical figures and concepts as they flow through the narrative, without frequent interruption to include and define technical and foreign terms. Rather than a compendium or grand summa, the text serves as a brief introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age.
Main Description
This concise survey is designed to make the exciting history of Europe in the age of the Renaissance and Reformation come alive to readers. It is the first textbook on Europe between 1300 and 1700 to focus on gender as a significant issue for historical analysis. Author Jonathan W. Zophy introduces major events and personalities of the period as well as its cultural, economic, religious, political, and social developments. Taking a biographical approach, the book discusses ideas and artistic creations in their human and societal contexts. Reflects the latest in cross-disciplinary scholarship Written in a lively, student-friendly style Handsomely illustrated with masterpieces of art and useful maps Each chapter concludes with a chronology and up-to-date reading lists NEW-- Revised bibliographies NEW-- Additional material on Savonarola and Philip Melanchthon
Unpaid Annotation
In an effort to bridge the gap between the often different worlds of professors and students, this exploration of Renaissance and Reformation Europe offers an accessible, engaging approach that pays sufficient attention to the roles and contributions of women. Its conversational tone and concise presentation are examples of an approach that is more representative than comprehensive--introducing historical figures and concepts as they flow through the narrative, without frequent interruption to include and define technical and foreign terms. Rather than a compendium or grand "summa," the text serves as a brief introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age.
Long Description
For history courses in Renaissance and Reformation Europe. This text's conversational tone and concise presentation are examples of an approach that is more representative than comprehensiveintroducing historical figures and concepts as they flow through the narrative, without frequent interruption to include and define technical and foreign terms. Rather than a compendium or grand summa, the text serves as a brief introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Best and Worst of Times
The Peoples of Europe
An Age of Disasters
Italy: Home of the Renaissance
The Culture of Renaissance Humanism in Italy
Painting in Renaissance Italy
Renaissance Sculpture, Architecture, and Music
The Northern Monarchies and Their Expansion
The Renaissance in the North
Martin Luther's Revolt
The Spread of Lutheranism
Zwingli, Swiss Reform, and Anabaptism
John Calvin and Calvinism
The Reformation in England to 1558
A Tale of Two Queens: Elizabeth I of England and Mary of Scotland
The Catholic Reformation
An Age of Religious Warfare, 1546-1660
The Legacy
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