The A To Z Of The Renaissance by Charles G. NauertThe A To Z Of The Renaissance by Charles G. Nauert

The A To Z Of The Renaissance

byCharles G. Nauert

Paperback | February 23, 2006

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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.
Charles G. Nauert is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2002, the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference named him the first recipient of its Bodo Nischan Award "for scholarship, civility, and service." In 1991 he received the Thomas Jefferson Award.
Title:The A To Z Of The RenaissanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:570 pages, 8.42 × 7.08 × 1.43 inPublished:February 23, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Chronology Part 3 Introduction Part 4 THE DICTIONARY Part 5 Bibliography Part 6 About the Author

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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.