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 NEW— Revised bibliographies NEW— Additional material on Savonarola and Philip Melanchthon

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User Review  - TheBooknerd - LibraryThing

Definitely, this is a short history. The time frame covered by this text is a pivotal one in European history, yet Zophy breezes over the material. Granted, that made it easier to memorize the text on ... Read full review

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Surely the worst book of its kind. In this case, you can judge the book not only by its cover, but also by the nonsensical subtitle (I say this after re-reading the author's explanation) 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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