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Copernicus, Nicolaus

André Goddu

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Nicolaus Copernicus Introduction Nicolaus Copernicus (b. 1473–d. 1543) was the first modern author to propose a heliocentric theory of the uni...

Family and Childhood

Margaret L. King

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Family and Childhood Introduction The history of the family was largely neglected by scholars until after World War II, when theoretical perspe...

Literature, French

Andrea Frisch

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

French Literature Introduction The French Renaissance, which in literary studies is more or less taken to span the 16th century, is considere...

Convent Culture

Sharon Strocchia

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Convent Culture Introduction The study of women living in organized religious communities in late medieval and early modern Europe has rece...

Law

Thomas Kuehn

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Law Introduction The period between the mid-14th and the mid-17th century saw the consolidation of both major European legal traditions. One w...

Ursulines

Querciolo Mazzonis

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ursulines Introduction The Ursulines’ history began in 1535 in Brescia (in northern Italy), when Angela Merici established the Company of St. ...

Russia and Muscovy

Russell E. Martin

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Russia and Muscovy Introduction The centuries when western Europe was undergoing the Renaissance and Reformation were dynamic times in Muscovy...

Rhetoric

John Monfasani

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Rhetoric Introduction In various guises rhetoric, the art of persuasion, has played an important role in Western education and culture since A...

Montaigne, Michel de

George Hoffmann

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Michel de Montaigne Introduction No other early modern European author except Shakespeare has attracted so much scholarship or lent himself or ...

Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy

Frances Gage

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Baroque Art and Architecture in Italy Introduction Although the term baroque is most often applied to the visual arts, on which this article w...

Dance

Jennifer Nevile

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Dance Introduction Dancing was enjoyed and performed by those at all levels of European society for centuries. It was not until the 15th centu...

Classical Tradition, The

Craig Kallendorf

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

The Classical Tradition Introduction Even the word “Renaissance” (“rebirth” in French) points to the effort to revive the learning of antiq...

Netherlands (Dutch Revolt/ Dutch Republic), The

Henk van Nierop

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

The Netherlands (Dutch Revolt/ Dutch Republic) Introduction By the middle of the 16th century the Netherlands consisted of some twenty princip...

Spanish Inquisition

Sara Nalle

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Spanish Inquisition Introduction Since its papal authorization in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition has been controversial. A religious court esta...

Art, Spanish

Xanthe Brooke

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Spanish Art Introduction Most publications about the visual arts of the Iberian Peninsula have focused in the past on Spain’s so-called Golden ...

Savonarola, Girolamo

Stella Fletcher

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Girolamo Savonarola Introduction Born in Ferrara, Girolamo Savonarola (b. 1452–d. 1498) entered the Dominican order in Bologna in 1475. After s...

Mirandola, Giovanni Pico della

M.V. Dougherty

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola Introduction The Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (b. 1463–d. 1494) is best known today for...

Colet, John

Jonathan Arnold

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

John Colet Introduction Scholarship concerning John Colet, the humanist Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral (1505–1519) and founder of St. Paul’s Sch...

Toleration

Jesse Spohnholz

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Toleration Introduction The history of religious toleration has long been dominated by Whiggish historiography, which focuses on identifying t...

Vives, Juan Luis

Charles Fantazzi, Enrique González González, Víctor Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Juan Luis Vives Introduction Juan Luis Vives (or Joan Lluís Vives in Catalan) was born into a Jewish converso family in Valencia in 1492, accord...

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