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Kirtland Community College Library CB 359 .W54 2012 30775305485436 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780195338027 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195338022 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780195308891 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195308891 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 163 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.

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General Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-156) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What is a document? -- How to read a document -- Introduction : Rebirths and Reformations -- The tumultuous Late Middle Ages. The Black Death ; Reactions and explanations ; Religion and the plague ; Economic and social effects ; War and revolts -- The past and the perfect. Florence: a city of gold ; The glories and perils of poetry ; Fame and the Renaissance man ; Perfect gentlemen, perfect ladies ; A perfect prince or a perfect tyrant? -- The glory of the world. The book of nature ; Nature versus art ; Painters, poets, and nature ; The artist as poet ; Fleeting life, fleeting love ; Music to charm the soul ; Messages from the stars -- Picture essay : The individual and the family -- Merchants and master craftsmen. The commercial revolution ; Families and fortunes ; Merchants and morality ; Jews in Renaissance cities ; Clothing and capitalism ; Craft guilds -- Religious reform and renewal. Popular devotion ; The power of the pope ; Calls for reform ; Reform becomes Reformation ; The Catholic response -- Radical hopes, popular protests, and mystical visions. Church and state ; Martyrs and enemies ; The Peasants' War ; A mystic Reformer -- A new moral order. Calvin's Geneva ; Marriage and the Reformation ; Preaching and teaching ; Were the Reformers successful? -- Global connections and challenges. The wealth of the Indies and the Portuguese voyages ; The voyages of Columbus ; The impact of European voyages in American and Africa ; Thinking about the Americas in Europe -- Timeline.
Summary, etc.: "At first glance, the Renaissance and the Reformation -- two movements (one cultural, one religious) that defined Europe from 1400 to 1600 -- may appear to be polar opposites. The Renaissance found scholars and artists celebrating the beauty and splendor of the material world, while the Reformation saw Protestant and Catholic religious leaders and their followers focusing on eternal salvation. However, there were actually striking similarities between these two worlds. For instance, while both Renaissance artists and Reformation pastors originally desired a return to a 'golden age' of the past, they both ended up creating something very new instead."--Book cover.
Subject: Renaissance
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