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A short history of Renaissance and Reformation Europe : dances over fire and water /
Jonathan W. Zophy.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2009.
description
xvii, 334 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0136056288, 9780136056287
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2009.
isbn
0136056288
9780136056287
catalogue key
6803646
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances over Fire and Water Fourth Edition Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes 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 social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The Further Reading sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophy is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are: Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, and An Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. (logo) CourseSmart Textbooks Online is an exciting new choice for students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students can subscribe to the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com .
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances over Fire and Water Fourth Edition Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes 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 social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The "Further Reading" sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophyis a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are:Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook,andAn Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. (logo) CourseSmart Textbooks Onlineis an exciting newchoicefor students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students cansubscribeto the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com .
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances over Fire and Water, 4/eserves as a concise introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events, and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age. The prose-like writing, highly regarded by faculty and students alike, flows without frequent interruption by jargon or foreign terms. This brief introduction of the Renaissance and Reformation age is the perfect text for the instructor who would like to supplement his/her course with additional readers or other material.
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe,Fourth Edition Dances over Fire and Water Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes 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 social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The "Further Reading" sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophyis a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are:Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook,andAn Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. CourseSmart Textbooks Onlineis an exciting newchoicefor students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students cansubscribeto the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com . Please contact your local Pearson representative about discounts when copies ofA Short History of Renaissance and Reformaation Europe,Fourth Edition are bundled with titles from the Penguin Classics. For a complete listing, go to www.penguinclassics.com . Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.prenhall.com
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe, Fourth Edition Dances over Fire and Water Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes 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 social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The "Further Reading" sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophy is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are: Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, the Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), the Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, and An Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. CourseSmart Textbooks Online is an exciting new choice for students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students can subscribe to the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. for more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com. Please contact your local Pearson representative about discounts when copies of A Short History of Renaissance and Reformaation Europe, Fourth Edition are bundled with titles from the Penguin Classics. for a complete listing, go to www.penguinclassics.com. Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.prenhall.com
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe, Fourth Edition Dances over Fire and Water Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes 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 social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The “Further Reading” sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophy is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are: Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, and An Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. CourseSmart Textbooks Online is an exciting new choice for students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students can subscribe to the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visitwww.coursesmart.com. Please contact your local Pearson representative about discounts when copies of A Short History of Renaissance and Reformaation Europe, Fourth Edition are bundled with titles from the Penguin Classics. For a complete listing, go towww.penguinclassics.com. Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.prenhall.com
Long Description
For courses in Renaissance, Reformation Europe, Early Modern Europe, and first year surveys of Western Civilization. A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances over Fire and Water, 4/e serves as a concise introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events, and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age. The prose-like writing, highly regarded by faculty and students alike, flows without frequent interruption by jargon or foreign terms. This brief introduction of the Renaissance and Reformation age is the perfect text for the instructor who would like to supplement his/her course with additional readers or other material.
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Serving as a concise introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events, and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age, this edition has been revised to better reflect the centrality of Florence and to place events such as the voyages of exploration in a more global context.
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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe, Fourth Edition Dances over Fire and Water Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes 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 social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The Further Reading sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophy is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are: Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, and An Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. CourseSmart Textbooks Online is an exciting new choice for students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students can subscribe to the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com . Please contact your local Pearson representative about discounts when copies of A Short History of Renaissance and Reformaation Europe, Fourth Edition are bundled with titles from the Penguin Classics. For a complete listing, go to www.penguinclassics.com . Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.prenhall.com
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction: The Best and Worst of Times
The Problem of the Renaissance The Reformation Dances over Fire and Water?
General Chronology Further Reading
The Peoples of Europe
The Peasantry A Culture of Poverty: Village Life
The Continuities of Life for Men, Women, and Children Town Dwellers Daily Life Urban Women Social Tensions
The Rise of the Capitalists Jacob Fugger the Rich Muslims Slaves from Africa and the Levant Jews
The Nobility Mercenary and Robber Nobles The Refinement of Manners The Clergy Further Reading Notes
An Age of Disasters
The Black Death, 1347-1350 Peasant and Artisan Revolts Troubles in the Church
The Babylonian Captivity, 1305-1350
The Western Schism of 1378-1417
The Burning of Jan Hus (c. 1372-1415)
The Hussite Revolt The Hundred Years War, 1455-1485
Chronology Further Reading Notes
Italy: Home of the Renaissance Florence: The Most Beautiful of Cities
The Medici in Florence
The Rise of the Medici Banking Empire
The Magnificent Lorenzo (1449-1492)
The Pazzi Plot of 1478
The Fall of the Medici
The Fiery Domican: Savonarola
The Return of the Medici Rome and the Papal States Cola di Rienzo (1313-1354)
Renaissance Popes Naples and Sicily
The Reigns of Joanna II (1414-1435), Alfonso V (1416-1458), and Ferrante I (1458-1494)
The Power of Milan
The Rise and Fall of the Sforza, 1450-1499
The Mantua of Issabella d Este Duke Federigo s Urbino Venice
The Queen of the Adriatic Venetian Politics and Society Venice and the Arts
The Culture of Renaissance Humanism in Italy Setting the Agenda: Early Renaissance Humanists Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)
Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)
Civic Humanists Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406)
Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444) The Illustrious Lorenzo Valla (c. 1407-1457)
Women Humanists Isotta Nogarola (1418-1466)
Laura Cereta (1469-1499)
Humanists as Philosophers, Historians, and Social Theorists Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
Lions and Foxes: Niccol Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Machiavelli s Writings Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540)
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)
The Flowering of Italian Literature The Poet as Blackmailer: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556)
The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco (1546-1591)
Vittoria Colonna Chronology Further Reading Notes
Painting in Renaissance Italy Early Renaissance Painting: Giotto Masacio (1401-1428)
A Distinctive Style: Sandro Botticelli (c. 1444-1510)
The High Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
as a Painter Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520)
The Prolific Titian (c. 1488-1576)
Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1532-1625)
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c. 1632)
Chronology Further Reading Notes
Renaissance Sculpture, Architecture, and Music The Fatiguing Art: Sculpture Lorenzo Ghiberti (c. 1381-1455)
Donatello (1386-1466)
Michelangelo as a Sculptor Architecture Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446)
Michelozzo Miche
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