A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances Over Fire and Water

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - History - 335 pages
4 Reviews

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.

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User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

Zophy's prose and organization seems scatter-shot. Not a good book for beginners but I like that he does not ignore the role of personality in history or fail to pepper his work with anecdotes. Read full review

Review: A Short History of RENAISSANCE and REFORMATION Europe: Dances Over Fire and Water

User Review  - Daniel Adorno - Goodreads

As an Ancient and Medieval history major, this book is invaluable to me. It gives a concise survey of Medieval and Reformation Europe without getting stuffy and lofty. A must-have for the Medieval scholar. Read full review

Contents

The Reformation
4
Further Reading
27
An Age of Disasters
30
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

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.

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