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

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - History - 335 pages
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In an effort to bridge the gap between the often different worlds of professors and students, this exploration of Renaissance and Reformation Europe offers an accessible, engaging approach that pays sufficient attention to the roles and contributions of women. Its 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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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


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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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