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

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Prentice Hall, 1996 - Europe - 317 pages
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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 NEWó Revised bibliographies NEWó Additional material on Savonarola and Philip Melanchthon

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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

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

This book was extremely readable, and very concise without seeming so. The writing style is crystal clear and flows nicely through the centuries by stopping on personalities who were pivotal in the ... Read full review

Contents

The Best ancfWorst of Times
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The Nobility
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An Age of Disasters
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About the author (1996)

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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