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Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary
     

Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

by Jo Eldridge Carney
 

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Covering the Renaissance and Reformation, this volume introduces a unique set of interdisciplinary biographical dictionaries covering the great cultural figures of Western civilization.

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Covering the Renaissance and Reformation, this volume introduces a unique set of interdisciplinary biographical dictionaries covering the great cultural figures of Western civilization.

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About 350 entries by 72 scholars cover such figures as the religious leaders who contributed to the Reformation, scientists, painters, sculptors, and architects, as well as writers and musicians. While the great personalities, such as Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Luther, Erasmus and Galileo are included, the volume covers lesser-known figures as well, such as the Muslim scholar Leo Africanus, the Flemish geographer and astronomer Gemma Frisius, and the English travel writer Thomas Coryate. Emphasis is placed upon their cultural, rather than political, achievements. Suggestions for further reading accompany each entry. Two appendices list the profiled figures by discipline and by country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567507287
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Series:
The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
683 KB

Meet the Author

JO ELDRIDGE CARNEY is Associate Professor of English at the College of New Jersey and the author of several articles./e

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