Traces developments in European art, architecture, music, literature, philosophy, science, and exploration between 1300 and 1600.
School Library JournalGr 6-10-A beautifully illustrated work that students will find invaluable. The alphabetically arranged essays of one to five pages are overviews of the "rebirth," discoveries, and changes that flourished in Europe from the late 1300s to the early 1600s in the artistic, social, philosophical, theological, political, and scientific arenas. Well-written, concise entries discuss such topics as "Antiquities," "Utopias," "Women," the "Reformation," the "Vatican," "Universities," "Humanism," "Trade," "Wealth," and various schools of art. Additionally, there are biographies of figures such as Titian, Giovanni Bellini, Albrecht D rer, Thomas More, Martin Luther, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Catherine de Medici, and Marguerite of Navarre. This overview also considers non-European countries and cultures that influenced or were influenced by the Renaissance. Many see-also references are provided. The use of colorful sidebars, highlighted text, and various typefaces enhances readability. Although this excellent source is geared toward middle school students, the stunning art reproductions and first-rate presentation will be of interest to older students, particularly reluctant readers.-Madeleine G. Wright, New Hampton School, NH Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
BooknewsIn ten slim volumes, the Renaissance is presented for an audience of middle- to high school level students. Covering the period roughly between 1375 to 1575, entries are arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced and range in length from one to about three pages. Paintings, photographs, drawings, and maps, many from the Renaissance period, support the text. Each volume contains a timeline. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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