Exploring the period of transition from medieval to modern times, Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and the Reformation, Revised Edition covers all aspects of the three centuries of the European Renaissance and Reformation, from visual arts and architecture to philosophy, religion, and politics. Detailing the cultural history of this pivotal time that has defined the shape of Western civilization, this comprehensive reference incorporates the newest scholarship while providing core background material. An authoritative work for students and professionals alike, the encyclopedia is an accessible reference that has been written with the nonspecialist in mind. Illustrations in both color and black-and-white complement and highlight entries, and major topics include further reading sections, supplemented by a comprehensive bibliography and chronology. An ideal one-volume reference, Encyclopedia of the Renaissance and the Reformation, Revised Edition sheds light on all the principal issues, events, and people in Europe throughout the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries.