Renaissance and Reformation, Volume 2
Marshall Cavendish, 2007 - History - 1663 pages
Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the people, issues, and events of the European Renaissance and Reformation, as well as individual entries on each country.
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Renaissance and ReformationUser Review - Book Verdict
In this browser's delight, editor Patrick (chancellor, Coll. of St. Thomas More) provides 158 signed and readable A-to-Z entries that focus on European history from 1300 to 1700 and examine events, people, ideas, places, and culture. Each entry, ranging in length from two to seven pages, contains a topic summary, a brief guide to further reading, one or more display boxes, andSee also references. Images appear on virtually every page and include artwork, title pages/images of important printed material, snippets of letters, engravings, maps, and architectural drawings. The final volume is composed solely of a master index, special indexes (e.g., of maps, people), a chronology, a glossary, and resources for further reading. Though there were a few repeated typos in the review copy, a random sampling of entries compared to those taken fromThe New Encyclopaedia Britannica (15th ed., 1974-2003), theEncyclopedia of the Renaissance (Scribner, 1999), andEurope 1450 to 1789 (Scribner, 2003) revealed no glaring discrepancies. The modern and consistent presentation of this beautiful set-and, in particular, its lavish, full-color illustrations-helps it to stand out and quickly capture readers' interest.Bottom Line A very good introduction for student researchers (or anyone seeking to support research with primary sources), although unnecessary for smaller collections owning the Dartmouth Medal-winningEncyclopedia of the Renaissance ; recommended for high school, undergraduate, and public libraries.-Lura Sanborn, St. Paul's Sch. Lib., Concord, NH