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Title:
The Renaissance
Author:
Thompson, Stephen P., 1953-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
272 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Collection of previously published essays, articles, etc.
Language:
English
Contents:
The origins of the Renaissance -- Political and social contexts of the Renaissance -- Influential women of the Renaissance -- Everyday life in Renaissance Europe -- The darker side of Renaissance society -- Witchcraft in Renaissance Europe -- Renaissance discoveries and transformations -- The European conquest of the Americas -- The Reformation and Counter-Reformation -- Achievements and developments of the later Renaissance -- The printing press and the spread of humanist ideas -- The scientific revolution -- The significance of the Renaissance -- The Renaissance in the context of history.
ISBN:
9780737702194

9780737702187
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Selected for reader accessibility, these 21 essays explore the intellectual and educational movement that originated in Italy in the later decades of the 1300s and spread through Europe over the next two and half centuries. The papers are organized into sections on origins, political and social contexts, discoveries and transformations, and the significance of the renaissance. Specific topics include the printing press and the spread of humanist ideas, the reformation and counter reformation, and the merchant and economic expansion in the Renaissance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Summary

Selected for reader accessibility, these 21 essays explore the intellectual and educational movement that originated in Italy in the later decades of the 1300s and spread through Europe over the next two and half centuries. The papers are organized into sections on origins, political and social contexts, discoveries and transformations, and the significance of the renaissance. Specific topics include the printing press and the spread of humanist ideas, the reformation and counter reformation, and the merchant and economic expansion in the Renaissance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Booklist Review

Gr. 10^-12. Two volumes from the Turning Points in World History series present aspects of important periods in European history. Each book begins with a good introduction to the period, followed by about 20 thematic essays excerpted from books, an appendix of primary source documents, a chronology, and a bibliography for further reading. Victorian England includes essays on Queen Victoria's reign, the Great Exhibition of 1851, health and medicine, child labor in cotton mills, prison life, reactions to Darwin's theory of evolution, and changing attitudes toward the education of women and the working class. Individual topics discussed in Renaissance include everyday life, Neoplatonism, influential women, Northern Renaissance art, economic expansion and the merchant class, and the scientific revolution. Though most of the essays and excerpts presented in these volumes appear to have been written for an adult audience with some knowledge of the subject, academically able high school students may find the books useful for research. --Carolyn Phelan


Booklist Review

Gr. 10^-12. Two volumes from the Turning Points in World History series present aspects of important periods in European history. Each book begins with a good introduction to the period, followed by about 20 thematic essays excerpted from books, an appendix of primary source documents, a chronology, and a bibliography for further reading. Victorian England includes essays on Queen Victoria's reign, the Great Exhibition of 1851, health and medicine, child labor in cotton mills, prison life, reactions to Darwin's theory of evolution, and changing attitudes toward the education of women and the working class. Individual topics discussed in Renaissance include everyday life, Neoplatonism, influential women, Northern Renaissance art, economic expansion and the merchant class, and the scientific revolution. Though most of the essays and excerpts presented in these volumes appear to have been written for an adult audience with some knowledge of the subject, academically able high school students may find the books useful for research. --Carolyn Phelan


Table of Contents

John R. HaleIsabel RiversCharles G. Nauert Jr.Eugene F. Rice Jr.E.R. ChamberlinMargaret L. KingWilliam ManchesterPhilip Lee RalphMerry E. WiesnerNorman DaviesCharles G. Nauert Jr.De Lamar JensenBruce Cole and Adelheid GealtJ.M. RobertsC. BlackPeter Gay and R.K. WebbLewis W. SpitzRobert E. LernerRichard TarnasBard ThompsonMargaret AstonJohn R. HaleIsabel RiversCharles G. Nauert Jr.Eugene F. Rice Jr.E.R. ChamberlinMargaret L. KingWilliam ManchesterPhilip Lee RalphMerry E. WiesnerNorman DaviesCharles G. Nauert Jr.De Lamar JensenBruce Cole and Adelheid GealtJ.M. RobertsC. BlackPeter Gay and R.K. WebbLewis W. SpitzRobert E. LernerRichard TarnasBard ThompsonMargaret Aston
Forewordp. 10
Introduction: Living Up to the Pastp. 12
Chapter 1 The Origins of the Renaissance
1. Culture and Education in the Italian City-Statesp. 26
2. The Roots of Renaissance Humanismp. 35
3. The Humanist Break with the Middle Agesp. 44
Chapter 2 Political and Social Contexts of the Renaissance
1. The Merchant and Economic Expansion in the Renaissancep. 57
2. The Prince and the Courtier During the Italian Renaissancep. 68
3. Influential Women of the Renaissancep. 78
4. Everyday Life in Renaissance Europep. 87
5. The Darker Side of Renaissance Societyp. 98
6. Witchcraft in Renaissance Europep. 106
Chapter 3 Renaissance Discoveries and Transformations
1. The European Conquest of the Americasp. 116
2. Renaissance Neoplatonismp. 122
3. Art of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphaelp. 133
4. Northern Renaissance Art: D"urer and Brueghelp. 145
5. The Reformation and Counter-Reformationp. 151
6. The Renaissance Influence on the Reformationp. 161
Chapter 4 Achievements and Developments of the Later Renaissance
1. The Printing Press and the Spread of Humanist Ideasp. 166
2. The Literary Renaissance in Northern Europep. 177
3. The Scientific Revolutionp. 187
Chapter 5 The Significance of the Renaissance
1. A Revolution of Consciousnessp. 195
2. Renaissance Society's Reverence of the Classical Worldp. 205
3. The Renaissance in the Context of Historyp. 213
Appendix of Documentsp. 220
Chronologyp. 258
For Further Researchp. 262
Indexp. 264
Forewordp. 10
Introduction: Living Up to the Pastp. 12
Chapter 1 The Origins of the Renaissance
1. Culture and Education in the Italian City-Statesp. 26
2. The Roots of Renaissance Humanismp. 35
3. The Humanist Break with the Middle Agesp. 44
Chapter 2 Political and Social Contexts of the Renaissance
1. The Merchant and Economic Expansion in the Renaissancep. 57
2. The Prince and the Courtier During the Italian Renaissancep. 68
3. Influential Women of the Renaissancep. 78
4. Everyday Life in Renaissance Europep. 87
5. The Darker Side of Renaissance Societyp. 98
6. Witchcraft in Renaissance Europep. 106
Chapter 3 Renaissance Discoveries and Transformations
1. The European Conquest of the Americasp. 116
2. Renaissance Neoplatonismp. 122
3. Art of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphaelp. 133
4. Northern Renaissance Art: D"urer and Brueghelp. 145
5. The Reformation and Counter-Reformationp. 151
6. The Renaissance Influence on the Reformationp. 161
Chapter 4 Achievements and Developments of the Later Renaissance
1. The Printing Press and the Spread of Humanist Ideasp. 166
2. The Literary Renaissance in Northern Europep. 177
3. The Scientific Revolutionp. 187
Chapter 5 The Significance of the Renaissance
1. A Revolution of Consciousnessp. 195
2. Renaissance Society's Reverence of the Classical Worldp. 205
3. The Renaissance in the Context of Historyp. 213
Appendix of Documentsp. 220
Chronologyp. 258
For Further Researchp. 262
Indexp. 264