Historical Dictionary Of The Elizabethan World

Historical Dictionary Of The Elizabethan World

by John A. Wagner, J. A. Wagner, J. A. Wagner
     
 

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The individuals and events of the Elizabethan era continue to be popular topics for contemporary literature and film, and Elizabethan drama, poetry, and music are studied and enjoyed everywhere by students, scholars, and the general public. The Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World provides its users with clear definitions and descriptions of people

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The individuals and events of the Elizabethan era continue to be popular topics for contemporary literature and film, and Elizabethan drama, poetry, and music are studied and enjoyed everywhere by students, scholars, and the general public. The Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World provides its users with clear definitions and descriptions of people, events, institutions, ideas, and terminology relating in some significant way to the Elizabethan period. The first dictionary of history to focus exclusively on the reign of Elizabeth I, this volume is also the first to take abroad trans-Atlantic approach to the period by including relevant individuals and terms from Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American, and Western European history.

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"Readers will find not only all the standard entries, but also more obscure information. . . . The general bibliography and index are extensive . . . valuable acquisition for all libraries with collections in early modern history. . . . [R]ecommended for all levels." - Choice

"[A]n impressive work of comprehensive scholarship and an essential, core title for any personal, academic, or public library Elizabethan studies reference collection. . . . [H]ighly recommended." - Midwest Book Review

"[A]ttractive format and user-friendly organization. . . . This is an appropriate acquisition for all libraries from the secondary level on up." - ARBA

"A specialized encyclopedia that should find a place in many general collections because of the pains that have been taken to present this fascinating era in a readable and appealing way." - Booklist

"[M]erits allow it to stand on its own. . . . A wealth of easy-to-use information." - School Library Journal

"This volume is a useful resource for those who need concise descriptions and definitions of people, events, ideas, and terms of the Elizabethan period. . . . Easy-to-read charts. . . . [T]his is a well-organized, comprehensive, and accurate reference source." - Book Report

"A handy, quick-reference tool." - Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association

Booknews
A historian specializing in the period, Wagner explains terms, events, people, movements, and other facets of life surrounding the reign of Elizabeth I, which remains a popular setting for books and movies. The 500 entries provide sufficient depth for general readers trying to make out a historical romance, but the references also make them a good starting place for more serious researchers. He also lists movies, recordings, and web sites about the era. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Internet Bookwatch
John Wagner's Historical Dictionary Of The Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, And America is an impressive work of comprehensive scholarship and an essential, core title for any personal, academic, or public library Elizabethan studies reference collection. This exceptional, highly recommended encyclopedic dictionary is enhanced for students and scholars with a bibliography, index, and appendices devoted to genealogies; Elizabethan Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and the Roman Catholic Popes; European Monarchs in the Sixteenth Century; Selected Historical Fiction with Tudor and Elizabethan Characters and Settings; Selected motion Pictures with Tudor and Elizabethan Characters and Settings; Selected Sound Recordings of Tudor and Elizabethan Music; and Selected Web Sites for Tudor and Elizabethan Topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573562003
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

John A. Wagner has taught courses in British and Tudor history at Arizona State University and in American and early modern European history at Phoenix College. He is the author of The Devon Gentleman: A Life of Sir Peter Carew (1998) and a contributor to the forthcoming Historical Dictionary of Later Medieval England. Wagner holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and an MA and a PhD from Arizona State University.

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