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Hundred Years War, The

Clifford J. Rogers

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

The Hundred Years War Introduction “The Hundred Years War” is a term invented in the 18th century and popularized by Chrysanthe-Ovide Des M...

Revolutionary England, 1642-1702

Sarah Covington

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Revolutionary England, 1642–1702 Introduction The 17th century is one of the most important periods in England’s history, eliciting highly ...

Dialogue

David Marsh

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Dialogue Introduction By dramatically representing its cultural context, the dialogue has provided a timely and lively portrait of philosophic...

Jesuits

Robert A. Maryks

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Jesuits Introduction The Jesuits, or the Society of Jesus, is a Roman Catholic order of men religious founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius of Loyol...

Switzerland

Randolph C. Head

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Switzerland Introduction The Swiss Confederacy was a product of the late 14th and 15th centuries that occupied an increasingly anomalous place...

Nobility

Violet Soen

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Nobility Introduction “The” nobility is a slippery fish to catch, especially for the Renaissance and Reformation era. Historians inevit...

Petrarch

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Petrarch Introduction Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca, b. 1304–d. 1374) occupies a unique position in Renaissance studies. While modern scholars...

Astell, Mary

Jacqueline Broad

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Mary Astell Introduction Mary Astell (b. 1666–d. 1731) is widely considered to be one of the earliest English feminists. She is best known for...

Cervantes, Miguel de

Hilaire Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Miguel de Cervantes Introduction Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (b. 1547–d. 1616) is widely considered to be the greatest Spanish writer of all...

Witch Hunt

Gary K. Waite, Karim Baccouche, Cheryl Petreman

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Witch Hunt Introduction The subject of the late medieval and early modern witch persecution has grown incredibly since the advent of social hi...

Catholicism, Early Modern

Thomas Worcester

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Early Modern Catholicism Introduction “Early modern Catholicism” is a broad, inclusive term employed by many historians in the late 20th and e...

Purity of Blood

Robert A. Maryks

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Purity of Blood Introduction Purity of blood (pureza [limpieza] de sangre) was an obsessive concern that originated in mid-15th-century Spain,...

Piccolomini, Aeneas Sylvius

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini Introduction Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini (b. 1405–d. 1464) is one of the more interesting and enigmatic figures of t...

Women Writing in English

Betty Travitsky

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Women Writing in English Introduction However much of a Renaissance early modern Englishwomen writers may, or may not, have experienced—a quest...

Poliziano, Angelo

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

ANGELO POLIZIANO Introduction Angelo Ambrogini (b. 1454–d. 1494), called Poliziano after his home town (Lat. Mons Politianus, Ital. Montepu...

Inquisition, Roman

Christopher F. Black

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Roman Inquisition Introduction “The Roman Inquisition” is a common title given to the Holy Office of the Inquisition as reformed from 1542 und...

Bucer, Martin

Brian Lugioyo

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Martin Bucer Introduction Martin Bucer (b. 1491–d. 1551) is one of the most important, though neglected, Protestant reformers of the 16th cent...

Pontano, Giovanni Giovano

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Giovanni Giovano Pontano Introduction Statesman, scholar, and poet, Giovanni Giovano Pontano (b. 1426–d. 1503) is one of the shining lights of...

Women and Learning

Margaret L. King

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Women and Learning Introduction In 1977, Renaissance scholar and pioneering feminist Joan Kelly ...

Pole, Cardinal Reginald

John Edwards

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Cardinal Reginald Pole Introduction Reginald Pole was born in March 1500, the fourth child of Sir Richard Pole and Margaret Pole, niece of Kin...

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