Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, Cesare Borgia, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Juan de Herrera-figures great and small, famous and little known-all contributed to the outpouring of genius known as the Renaissance. This extensively illustrated 6-vol. set treats the full period of the Renaissance, from 1350 to 1650, encompassing Italy and the rest of Europe in the context of the broader world. Written for students and non-specialists, the Encyclopedia contains topical entries and biographies ranging from 250 to 7,500 words -- 1,200 alphabetically arranged articles altogether -- on culture, literature, philosophy, religion, economics, politics, science, and the arts, revealing how people both great and humble thought, what they believed, and how they lived.
"This new six-volume reference work will prove to be an indispensable resource on any topic imaginable (from cooking methods to midwifery) in Renaissance studies...Designed to be of use to both student and scholar, the articles cover the period from approximately 1350 to the eve of the 30 Years' War in 1618, treating the Renaissance as both a specific period in history and as a cultural movement...This reference will serve lay readers, students, and scholars. Highly recommended..."
--Library Journal (April 15, 2000)
Price: US $1181.00