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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe (4th edition)

A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe (4th edition)

By: Jonathan W. Zophy (author)Paperback

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A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances over Fire and Water, 4/e serves as a concise introduction to some of the major personalities, issues, events, and ideas of the Renaissance and Reformation age. The prose-like writing, highly regarded by faculty and students alike, flows without frequent interruption by jargon or foreign terms. This brief introduction of the Renaissance and Reformation age is the perfect text for the instructor who would like to supplement his/her course with additional readers or other material.

About Author

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.


Preface 1. Introduction: The Best and Worst of Times The Problem of the RenaissanceThe ReformationDances over Fire and Water? General ChronologyFurther Reading 2. The Peoples of Europe The Peasantry A Culture of Poverty: Village Life The Continuities of Life for Men, Women, and Children Town Dwellers Daily Life Urban Women Social Tensions The Rise of the Capitalists Jacob Fugger the Rich Muslims Slaves from Africa and the Levant Jews The Nobility Mercenary and Robber Nobles The Refinement of Manners The Clergy Further ReadingNotes 3. An Age of Disasters The Black Death, 1347-1350 Peasant and Artisan Revolts Troubles in the Church The Babylonian Captivity, 1305-1350 The Western Schism of 1378-1417 The Burning of Jan Hus (c. 1372-1415) The Hussite Revolt The Hundred Years' War, 1455-1485 Chronology Further Reading Notes 4. Italy: Home of the Renaissance Florence: "The Most Beautiful of Cities" The Medici in Florence The Rise of the Medici Banking Empire The Magnificent Lorenzo (1449-1492) The Pazzi Plot of 1478 The Fall of the MediciThe Fiery Domican: Savonarola The Return of the Medici Rome and the Papal States Cola di Rienzo (1313-1354) Renaissance PopesNaples and Sicily The Reigns of Joanna II (1414-1435), Alfonso V (1416-1458), and Ferrante I (1458-1494)The Power of Milan The Rise and Fall of the Sforza, 1450-1499The Mantua of Issabella d'Este Duke Federigo's Urbino Venice : The Queen of the Adriatic Venetian Politics and Society Venice and the Arts 5. The Culture of Renaissance Humanism in Italy Setting the Agenda: Early Renaissance Humanists Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374) Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)Civic Humanists Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406) Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444) The Illustrious Lorenzo Valla (c. 1407-1457)Women Humanists Isotta Nogarola (1418-1466) Laura Cereta (1469-1499)Humanists as Philosophers, Historians, and Social Theorists Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) Lions and Foxes: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Machiavelli's Writings Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540) Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)The Flowering of Italian Literature The Poet as Blackmailer: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco (1546-1591) Vittoria Colonna ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 6. Painting in Renaissance Italy Early Renaissance Painting: Giotto Masacio (1401-1428)A Distinctive Style: Sandro Botticelli (c. 1444-1510)The High Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) as a Painter Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520) The Prolific Titian (c. 1488-1576) Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1532-1625) Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c. 1632) ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 7 . Renaissance Sculpture, Architecture, and Music The Fatiguing Art: Sculpture Lorenzo Ghiberti (c. 1381-1455) Donatello (1386-1466) Michelangelo as a SculptorArchitecture Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) Michelozzo Michelozzi (1396-1472) Bramante (1444-1514) Women in Sculpture and ArchitectureThe Sounds of the Universe: Music Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 8. The Northern Monarchies and Their Overseas Expansion The Political World The Disappearance of Burgundy France under Francois I (r. 1515-1547) England under the Early Tudors Spain under Isabella and Ferdinand The Holy Roman Empire Scandinavia and Margaret of Denmark Eastern Europe The Overseas Expansion of Europe Henry the Navigator and Portuguese Exploration Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) Other European ExplorersThe Spanish Conquest of the Americas Hernan Cortes (1485-1547) Francesco Pizarro (c. 1475-1541) ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 9. The Renaissance in the North The Literary Culture of the North Christine de Pizan (1365-c. 1429)Later French Writers Francois Villon (1431-c. 1464) Louise Labe (c. 1520-1566) Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549) Francois Rabelais (1483-1553)The Emergence of the Vernacular in England William Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon Other Writers of the Elizabethan RenaissanceThe Golden Age of Spanish LiteratureThe Fine Arts in the North Jan van Eyck Later Flemish PaintingRenaissance Art in Germany Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) Lucas Cranach (1472-1553) and Hans Holbein (1497-1543) The Sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460-1531)Northern Renaissance Humanism The Brothers and Sisters of the Common LifeGerman Humanism Conrad Celtis (1459-1508) Caritas and Willibald Pirckheimer Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522)English Humanism The Man for all Seasons: Thomas More (1478-1535) Eramsus (c. 1466-1536), The Prince of the HumanistsThe Printing Press and Its Impact ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 10. Martin Luther's Revolt The Man with Seven Heads Martin Luther's Background The Indulgence Controversy The Rebel Choosing a New CaesarLuther's Rebellion Intensifies Luther versus Charles V: The 1521 Diet of Worms Anticlericalism Luther at the Wartburg Castle, May 1521 to March 1522The Knights' Revolt of 1522 to 1524 Franz von Sickingen (1481-1523) Chronology Further Reading Notes 11. The Spread of Lutheranism A New Pope and New Hope, 1522-1524 The Diets of Nuremberg, 1522-1524 The Spread of Lutheranism: The Case of NurembergThe German Peasants' War, 1524-1526 The Outbreak of the Revolt, May 1524 Thomas Muntzer (c. 1490-1525) The End of the 1524-1526 Peasants' War Martin Luther and the Peasants' WarKatherine von Bora (1499-1550)The Emergence of Evangelical Politics The Diets of Speyer, 1526 and 1529The Augsburg Confession of 1530 Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560) The Formation of the Schmalkaldic LeagueLuther's Declining Years, 1530-1546 The Bigamy of Philip of Hesse Luther and the JewsLutheranism in Scandinavia ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 12. Zwingli, Swiss Reform, and Anabaptism Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) Early Years Not a Frivolous Musician: Zwingli in Zurich The Adoption of the Reform by Zurich The Marburg Colloquy Zwingli's Last YearsHeinrich Bullinger (1504-1575)Big Names in the Reform of BaselThe Rise of Anabaptism Conrad Grebel (1498-1526) Michael Sattler (c. 1490-1527) and the Schleitheim StatementBalthasar Hubmaier (c. 1480-1528) Charisma and Fanaticism at Munster The Fall of "King" Jan Menno Simons (1496-1561) The Hutterites and the Community of Goods Chronology Further Reading Notes 13. John Calvin and Calvinism Calvin's Early Years The Flight from ParisCalvin's Theology The Call to Geneva The Reform in Strasbourg Martin Bucer ((1491-1551) Katherine Schutz Zell (c. 1497-1562)Calvin's Return to Geneva The Michael Servetus Case The Threat of the Libertines Discipline in Calvin's Geneva Calvin and Women Calvin and ManTheodore Beza (1516-1605) and the Genevan AcademyThe Spread of Calvinism A Failed Calvinist Reformation in Brandenburg Calvinism Triumphant ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes 14. The Reformation in England to 1558 King Harry's Trouble with Women "Breaking Up is Hard to Do": The Problem of the Divorce Replacements for Wolsey Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540) Exploiting Anticlericalism The Legal Reformation Unlucky in Love: Henry's Matrimonial Difficulties The Reformation under Edward VI (1537-1553) The Tyndale Bible The Fall of Edward Seymour The Rise and Fall of John Dudley (c. 1502-1553) and Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554) The Reign of Mary Tudor, 1553-1558 Further ReadingChronology Notes 15. A Tale of Two Queens: Elizabeth I of EnglandAnd Mary of Scotland The Young Queen Elizabeth The Elizabethan Religious Settlement Glorianna: The Successful QueenMary Stuart and the Reformation in Scotland The Spread of Protestant Ideas The Rise of Knox, the "Thundering Scot" Mary, queen of Scots Mary's Life and Death in England, 1568-1587 Further ReadingChronologyNotes 16 . The Roman Catholic Reformation Reform in SpainEfforts at Reform in Italy New Reform Orders: Capuchins, Theatines, UrsulinesIgnatius Loyola (1491-1556) and the Society of JesusThe Founding of the Society of JesusThe Organization of the Jesuits The Jesuit Legacy Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) Pope Paul III and Reform An Irenic Reformer: Gasparo Contarini (1483-1542) The Council of Trent, 1545-1563 The Conclusion of the Council of Trent and Its Impact Further Reading Chronology Notes 17. An Age of Religious Warfare, 1546-1660 The Empire Strikes Back: The Schmalkaldic War, 1546-1548 The Defection of Nuremberg and Brandenburg-Ansbach A Truce with the Ottomans Imperial Initiatives The Battle of Muhlberg, 1547 The Augsburg and Leipzig Interims Splits in Lutheranism The Religious Peace of Augsburg of 1555The Religious Wars in France The Reign of Henri II (r. 1547-1559) The Power of Catherine de' Medici (1519-1589) The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre The Reign of Henri III (r. 1574-1589) The War of the Three Henries, 1587-1589 Henri of Navarre as King of France, 1589-1610Philip II's Crusades The Character of the King War against Islam The Revolt of the Low CountriesThe Spanish Armada of 1588The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 Danish Intervention, 1623-1630 Swedish Intervention, 1630-1635 The Franco-Swedish Phase (1635-1648) and Aftermath Further ReadingChronologyNotes 18. The Legacy Religious Life Theological Divisions and Social Discipline Marriage in Protestant Europe Margaret Fell (1614-1702) and Women as Preachers Roman Catholicism Revived Witchcraft and Its Suppression Critics of the Witch CrazeThe Rise of Western Science Astrology, Alchemy, and Magic Nicholas Copernicus (14731543) Brahe and Kepler Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Medicine and Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) The Scientific Method and Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Women Scientists Rene Descartes (1595-1650)Political Changes The Constitutional Struggle in England, 1642-1688 The Rise of Absolutism French-Style Absolutism ChronologyFurther ReadingNotes Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780136056287
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
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  • weight: 437
  • ISBN10: 0136056288
  • edition: 4th edition

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