The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

The Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

by Gale
     
 
Scribner's has taken its six-volume Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (1999) and adapted it to produce this four-volume resource for middle and high school students. The entries are arranged alphabetically and feature events, people, places, monuments, and ideas current between 1350 and 1620. Definitions of terms are provided in the left margin of the entries.

Overview

Scribner's has taken its six-volume Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (1999) and adapted it to produce this four-volume resource for middle and high school students. The entries are arranged alphabetically and feature events, people, places, monuments, and ideas current between 1350 and 1620. Definitions of terms are provided in the left margin of the entries. The volumes also include maps, tables, boxes with short descriptions of concepts, and b&w illustrations. Four series of color plates are included, on art and architecture, daily life, the city, and new frontiers. Separate entries summarize art in the countries of Britain, Central Europe, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain and Portugal. Volume four contains a bibliography, organized by subject, of academic sources as well as some books for young readers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Based on the Dartmouth Medal-winning Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (2000) and like that work published in association with the Renaissance Society of America, this illustrated set is designed for high school students. The text focuses on the Renaissance-era topics covered in most school curricula, with an emphasis on the humanities, social sciences, and sciences of the period. The reference provides in-depth data on all aspects of the European Renaissance, from 1350 to 1620, with 465 alphabetically arranged entries ranging from absolutism to Swiss reformer Ulrich Zwingli and covering many important themes (e.g., women's roles, health and medicine, politics, technology), events (e.g., the bubonic plague), ideas (e.g., humanism), and individuals (e.g., Michelangelo, Machiavelli). Readers will also find a comprehensive index, a useful bibliography with age-appropriate reading sources, cross references at the end of articles, and stunning color plates illuminating the daily life and artistic achievements of the time. In addition, lively sidebars supplement the text with interesting facts, important terms are given easy-to-understand definitions in the margins, and maps, charts, and time lines extend the reference value of this work. Although expensive, this reference is a good addition to both school and public libraries and will serve not only the targeted audience but college students, scholars, and the general public.-Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This accessible, well-organized work is based on the Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (Scribners, 2000). The 465 alphabetically arranged entries, covering the years 1350-1620, include a broad spectrum of topics on concepts; individuals; movements; and discoveries in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Social history is also an emphasis and students will find information on censorship, religion, clothing, childhood, popular culture, love and marriage, and the role of women. The Protestant and Catholic Reformations are not a major focus. Reformation topics are considered in relation to their impact on the period. Numerous see-also references are included. Throughout the set, definitions of unfamiliar words, sidebars, and occasional pictures appear in the wide margins. Other illustrative matter consists of full- and half-page black-and-white photos, reproductions, time lines, and maps. Each volume also includes an eight-page glossy inset of photos and reproductions. The pleasing layout features entry words highlighted in blocks of gold tones and a decorative border that runs across the top of each page. Researchers should find their needs more than satisfied by this appealing and student-friendly resource.-Madeleine G. Wright, New Hampton School, NH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684312811
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
11/14/2003
Pages:
830
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 11.30(h) x 3.02(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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