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Title:
Great lives from history. Renaissance to 1900 series
Author:
Magill, Frank N. (Frank Northen), 1907-1997.
Publication Information:
Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
5 volumes (lv, 2549 pages, xx pages) ; 24 cm
Summary:
This five volume work examines the lives of 450 individuals whose contributions greatly influenced the world's cultures that flourished from the Renaissance through 1900. An annotated bibliography accompanies each entry.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. A-Cov -- 2. Cra-Huy -- 3. Ibs-Mic -- 4. Mir-Scha -- 5. Sche-Z.
Genre:
ISBN:
9780893565510
Format :
Book

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CT104 .G68 1989 V.1 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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CT104 .G68 1989 V.3 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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CT104 .G68 1989 V.4 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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This five volume work examines the lives of 450 individuals whose contributions greatly influenced the world's cultures that flourished from the Renaissance through 1900. An annotated bibliography accompanies each entry.


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This fourth set of Great Lives from History succeeds the Ancient and Medieval Series (CH, Apr'89) and covers the period from the Renaissance to 1900. The difficulties of periodizing history this way are evident, especially when Joan of Arc is put in the medieval series and her contemporary Leonardo Bruni in the Renaissance series. Nonetheless, the overall quality of the new set is more consistently good; and some entries, like that for Pope Nicholas V, are excellent. The bibliographies for the individual lives usually are good, though some, like that of Luther, do not contain the most recent important works in English. As in the earlier series, notable women still do not receive enough attention. Isabella d'Este, Marguerite of Navarre, and Madame de Maintenon are omitted. So are certain important men, like Salutati, Cosimo de Medici, and the composer Lully. Despite these flaws, the entries are clearly written and useful, well documented, and well indexed. Recommended for smaller academic libraries. -T. M. Izbicki, Wichita State University