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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...

Colonna, Vittoria

Abigail Brundin

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Vittoria Colonna Introduction Vittoria Colonna (b. 1490/2–d. 1547) made her name as the author of numerous lyric poems in the Petrarchan style...

Francis I

Robert Knecht

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Francis I Introduction Francis I, king of France from 1515 to 1547, has not always been treated by posterity with the seriousness he deserves. ...

Medici Family, The

Stella Fletcher

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

The Medici Family Introduction Members of the Medici family were arguably the most-conspicuous social climbers of the Renaissance period. In t...

Schooling

Paul Grendler

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2010-05-10

Schooling Introduction The study of schooling, defined as preuniversity education, in the Renaissance and Reformation era is old and new. Histo...

Burgundy and the Netherlands

Jan Dumolyn

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Burgundy and the Netherlands Introduction The composite dynastic state ruled by a branch of the Valois dynasty, which is here referred to as “t...

Lyric Poetry

William J. Kennedy

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Lyric Poetry Introduction Over the past two decades, critical emphases on social, cultural, and political topics in literary studies have great...

Landscape

Nils Büttner

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Landscape Introduction This article concentrates primarily on landscape art and the visual depiction of natural scenery. It took a long time b...

Women and Science

Alix Cooper

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Women and Science ...

Humanism, The Origins of

Ronald G. Witt

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

The Origins of Humanism Introduction Italian humanism began in the northern third of the Italian peninsula, which constituted the southern kin...

Environment and the Natural World

Alix Cooper

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Environment and the Natural World Introduction Over the course of the early modern period, Europeans came to look at, engage with, and even tr...

Council of Trent

Frederick McGinness

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Council of Trent Introduction Comprised of three major meeting periods between 1545 and 1563, the Council of Trent marks a turning point in th...

Alberti, Leon Battista

David Marsh

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Leon Battista Alberti Introduction Leon Battista Alberti (b. 1404–d. 1472), humanist and architect, was born in Genoa, the illegitimate son of...

Jews

Joshua Teplitsky

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Jews Introduction The 15th through the 18th centuries involved major changes in Jewish life in Europe. The conflicts, controversies, and crise...

Purgatory

Kathryn A. Edwards

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Purgatory Introduction During the Renaissance and Reformations, purgatory was most commonly seen as one of three places, along with heaven or ...

Astrology, Alchemy, Magic

Sheila J. Rabin

Subject: Renaissance and Reformation »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Astrology, Alchemy, Magic Introduction Scientific developments in the early modern period have traditionally been called the “scientific revolut...

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