Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

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An authoritative companion to the Renaissance that deals with the period in the widest sense, covering not only Italy but developments in the arts, science, and ideas across Europe. The timescale is similarly broad, ranging from Cimabue to Titian, from Dante to Shakespeare, and including the early 17th century. approximately 2,000 entries, providing a broader selection than the major competition 80 in-depth feature articles, developing key topics at greater length covers all of Europe—no other Renaissance ...

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Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. 1999 Hardcover New 0813336708. BRAND NEW, FLAWLESS COPY, NEVER OPENED--434 pages--DESCRIPTION: The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance provides ... an indispensable guide to this exciting period. It gives the essential information about the leading Renaissance artists and scholars and their works. But though the Renaissance is synonymous with learning and the arts, these did not occur in isolation. This book also shows how social trends and individual political figures influenced the period's culture. The text is supplemented by illustrations throughout, and a colour Picture Gallery guides the reader through some of the most important paintings, sculpture, and architecture of the period. Maps, genealogies, bibliographies, lists, and chronologies add further depth to the text. Read more Show Less

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An authoritative companion to the Renaissance that deals with the period in the widest sense, covering not only Italy but developments in the arts, science, and ideas across Europe. The timescale is similarly broad, ranging from Cimabue to Titian, from Dante to Shakespeare, and including the early 17th century. approximately 2,000 entries, providing a broader selection than the major competition 80 in-depth feature articles, developing key topics at greater length covers all of Europe—no other Renaissance encyclopedia currently available has this range full thematic index, accessing specialist areas of interest comprehensively up-to-date bibliographies, offering the best and latest scholarship for further reading maps, genealogies, and lists, enriching the key information in unexpected ways

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A quick reference for lay readers and non-specialists on western Europe, primarily Italy, from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Most of the entries are people, but others identify places, works of art and literature, movements, techniques of art, genres of literature, and other topics. A gallery of 29 color plates reproduce period paintings. The index is thematic by country or region, and within those by such topics as themes and events, political and religious figures, artists and architects, and literature. No bibliographic references are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813336701
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 5/13/1999
  • Pages: 434
  • Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.83 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

David Rundle is Lecturer in Early Modern History at both Mansfield College, Oxford, and Christ Church, Oxford. His interests span the Renaissance in Italy and in northern Europe. He has written on political thought, on Erasmus, and on humanist manuscripts.

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