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This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included.
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2005, UK, University, History, Press, York:, Campbell, 0198610971, Gordon, Oxford, New, Renaissance, Movements, 9780198610977, Cultural, Dictionary
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Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of the journal Renaissance Studies and is general editor of Review of English Studies. His previous books include editions of plays by Ben Jonson and the Complete Poems of John Milton. He has served as Chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and President of the English Association, of which he is a director.