Was the shift from old to new in this period a transition from medieval to modern?
Professor Rice, assisted in this edition by Professor Tony Grafton continues to argue, as in the first edition, that this century represents a shift from medieval to "early" modern.
Eugene F. Rice, Jr., is William R. Shepard Professor of History at Columbia University. His most recent book is Saint Jerome in the Renaissance.
Anthony Grafton is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University. His recent books include Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science and New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and The Shock of Discovery.