Historical Atlas of the Renaissance

Historical Atlas of the Renaissance

by Angus Konstam, Robert Ritchie
     
 

Written for the high school and beginning undergraduate, as well as the general reader, the entries of this atlas describe the art, culture, literature, politics, science, and ideas of the Renaissance era in Europe. The entries are heavily illustrated with color reproductions of paintings and drawings, maps and timelines, and some photos of architecture. Appendices…  See more details below

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Written for the high school and beginning undergraduate, as well as the general reader, the entries of this atlas describe the art, culture, literature, politics, science, and ideas of the Renaissance era in Europe. The entries are heavily illustrated with color reproductions of paintings and drawings, maps and timelines, and some photos of architecture. Appendices contain genealogical tables. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-For students inclined to consider the Renaissance as primarily an artistic phenomenon, this volume provides a broader cultural and historical framework. Tracing this unique period of optimism and intellectual expression from its origins in late-14th-century Florence, through the rest of Italy, to its culmination in 16th-century Europe, the text is organized into 11 roughly chronological chapters prefaced by a time line and concluding with an appendix of genealogical tables and an essential index. Coverage includes important places, events, and ideas of the time as well as profiles of important figures, along with full-color portraits, maps, diagrams, photographs, and art reproductions. Though most chapters begin with a large readable map, and additional key maps can be found in each chapter, they are so judiciously melded with text and other illustrative material that the "atlas" is almost secondary to the history. Combining a concise and engaging narrative with plenty of striking visuals, this is a solid resource for Western Civilization studies.-Mary Ann Carcich, Hampton Bays Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816057313
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2003
Series:
Historical Atlas Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.08(w) x 11.92(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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