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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Beginning in the early 14th century and continuing into the 15th and 16th centuries, the Renaissance was a period of intense intellectual and cultural activity, the fruits of which have had a profound impact on the thought, culture, philosophy, painting and sculpture, and writing of Europe and the wider world ever since.
Gordon Campbell, with the help of his team of distinguished consultant and advisory editors, has created a unique new A-Z reference surveying all aspects of ...
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Beginning in the early 14th century and continuing into the 15th and 16th centuries, the Renaissance was a period of intense intellectual and cultural activity, the fruits of which have had a profound impact on the thought, culture, philosophy, painting and sculpture, and writing of Europe and the wider world ever since.
Gordon Campbell, with the help of his team of distinguished consultant and advisory editors, has created a unique new A-Z reference surveying all aspects of the Renaissance in Europe. From da Vinci to Dutch law, from gypsies to geometry, this volume contains an immense breadth of information with over 3,000 entries covering an extensive spectrum of topics including art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict. Over half of the entries are biographical, covering artists, architects, garden designers, philosophers, explorers, royalty, cardinals, reformers, statesman, writers, poets, playwrights, soldiers, rebels, woodcarvers, silversmiths, mystics, mathematicians, sculptors, and composers. With 100 stunning black-and-white illustrations, this elegant dictionary is an ideal referenc to a period that has had an enduring and important cultural influence.

"It is rare to find a comprehensive dictionary on such a vast topic in one volume. It is also uncommon to discover that the majority of the book's high-quality entries were written by one scholar. The breadth and depth of this publication are impressive, covering science and law as well as literature, philosophy, art, and religion."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

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"Campbell has written this dictionary with three audiences in mind: the academic specialist, the student, and the general reader. All three will find much to value in this highly recommended work."--Library Journal

"Campbell's phenomenal achievement is a mighty new reference work and a major scholarly achievement." --Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies

"The book is a tour de force... the contents reflect an astonishing breadth of interests and competencies... again and again, topics that are either unexpected or far from the beaten track come to life in cogent, crystalline and instructive summaries." --Theodore Rabb, Times Literary Supplement

"Scholarly in every sense of the word, this dictionary defines and explains terms relating to every major theme running through Renaissance history and culture." --Against the Grain

"The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance is recommended for public and academic libraries, especially those...desiring strong coverage of the Renaissance."--Booklist

Library Journal
Campbell (Renaissance literature, Univ. of Leicester, U.K.) has written a comprehensive, one-volume dictionary of Renaissance Europe. In contrast to other cultural dictionaries, which may contain articles from a multitude of contributors, about 90 percent of the entries here are written by Campbell himself. The entries range from Aachen to Zwingli and cover all aspects of the European Renaissance, from the early 14th century in Italy to the Second Defenestration of Prague in 1618, which led to the Thirty Years War. Campbell emphasizes cultural history, though he includes science, theology, medicine, and law under this heading, and places a strong emphasis on central and eastern Europe as well as Spain. He feels that the Spanish contribution to the European Renaissance has been underrepresented in most English-language works and extends his coverage to the death of the great playwright Lope de Vega in 1635, which signaled the end of Spain's Golden Age. Campbell has written this dictionary with three audiences in mind: the academic specialist, the student, and the general reader. All three will find much to value in this highly recommended work.-Robert J. Andrews, Duluth P.L., MN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198601753
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of Renaissance Studies and is now the general editor of Review of English Studies. In addition to editing the publications detailed below, Gordon Campbell has also edited four plays by Ben Jonson and was co-editor and translator of Edward King, Milton's 'Lycidas'. He has served as chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and President of the English Association, of which he is a director. He has been awarded a D.Litt by the University of York and an honorary doctorate by the University of Bucharest; he is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a corresponding fellow of South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the Sociedad EspaƱola de Estudios Renacentistas Ingleses.

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