A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe

A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe : Dances over Fire and Water

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For courses in Renaissance, Reformation Europe, Early Modern Europe, and first year surveys of Western Civilization.

This text's conversational tone and concise presentation are examples of an approach that is more representative than comprehensive-introducing historical figures and concepts as they flow through the narrative, without frequent interruption to include and define technical and foreign terms. Rather than a compendium or grand summa, the text serves as a brief introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events, and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age.
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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130977640
  • 9780130977649
  • 2,151,043

Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Best and Worst of Times.

2. The Peoples of Europe.

3. An Age of Disasters.

4. Italy: Home of the Renaissance.

5. The Culture of Renaissance Humanism in Italy.

6. Painting in Renaissance Italy.

7. Renaissance Sculpture, Architecture, and Music.

8. The Northern Monarchies and Their Expansion.

9. The Renaissance in the North.

10. Martin Luther's Revolt.

11. The Spread of Lutheranism.

12. Zwingli, Swiss Reform, and Anabaptism.

13. John Calvin and Calvinism.

14. The Reformation in England to 1558.

15. A Tale of Two Queens: Elizabeth I of England and Mary of Scotland.

16. The Roman Catholic Reformation.

17. An Age of Religious Warfare, 1546-1660.

18. The Legacy.
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About Jonathan W. Zophy

Jonathan W. Zophy is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are: Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, and An Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire.
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