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Famous Men Of The Renaissance & Reformation [Paperback]

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Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.05" Width: 8.21" Height: 0.44"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2000
Publisher   Greenleaf Press
Age  13-17
ISBN  1882514106  
EAN  9781882514106  

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Item Description...
History is abut people. So it is important to begin the study of any historical period with a background in biography. As much as certain modern scholars like to crow about the debunking of the "great man" theory of history, it remains true that certain men (and their ideas) have had more impact and far-reaching influence than others. One needs to understand the important people in order to understand the times. And then one must achieve a deeper understanding of the times in order to understand the important people. The biographies in this volume show the continuity between the Renaissance and the Reformation. The revival of learning which characterized the Renaissance led directly to the recovery of the tools and texts that the Reformers used to plave the Bible in language (and hands) of the people. It is and old saw, but true, that "Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched." This book will give readers a sense of the events that helped to shape the modern world, the modern politcal state, and the church. You will meet men and women of tremendous ability and often unbelievable courage who were at work in the events of the Renaissance and Reformation. We should admire them for their virtues and seek to imitate them, and take caution from their flaws and failures and seek to avoid them. That, after all, is the point of studying history.

Publishers Description
An unusual and thought-provoking collection of biographies that tell the story of the two great movements in European history that ushered in modern times. Many of the figures will be familiar (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Luther) but there are some unusual and intriguing choices as well (Machiavelli, Cesare Borgia, and Michael Sattler, for example). The text covers the period in Western European history from 1300-1550, and also includes chapters on Giotto, Botticelli, Savonarola, Drer, Erasmus, Wyclif, Hus, Calvin, Zwingli, Tyndale and Knox. Includes over 75 b&w images of the men, women and works of art that distinguish this period of history. 29 chapters, 192 pages.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
very informative  Jan 10, 2007
This book is full of great information on men of this time period. It tells you who they were, and what their role in history was. It does a good job of linking the principal players as well, so that you understand who was living and making history at the same time, and what influence they had upon one another.
Interesting way to cover history  Oct 13, 2006
My children and I really enjoyed this treatment of the Renaissance and Reformation. I recommend all the titles in this series.
NOT a good text for Catholics; contains bias and misinformation  Sep 26, 2006
I'll admit it - I picked up this text and went immediately to the entries that I thought might be problematic. I didn't have to look far. The entry on Machiavelli is too nuanced for the book's intended audience. The chapter dealing with Luther is erroneous in its treatment of Church doctrine and at times, downright hateful (and at other times, quite silly, as if the whole subject is a joke). I would have to stand over my children's shoulders and correct every other word if they read this. It might prompt an interesting discussion of popular Protestant misconceptions of Catholic teachings, but it doesn't seem to be a suitable textbook for forming children's knowledge of the characters of the historical period.
Where are the women?  Jan 10, 2001
This is an excellent research tool for high schoolers in history, religion, humanities, art history or world history classes. It is a large, workbook-sized soft cover book. I ordered it for our church library. Illustrations are all in black and white. It was interesting to read as an adult, too, o because it is a good refresher or review of the history of the era. Although each chapter covers a person, the history of the whole book is kept intact. I would recommend it to public school high school teachers for use as a text. However, I have a comment. Where are the WOMEN of the Renaissance and Reformation? What about Catherine de Medici, Katherine von Bora, Joan of Arc, Hildegard von Bingen, and Artimisia Gentileschi, the great female Renaissance painter (check Vasari's Lives of the Painters.) I would like to see women included in any revisions, with the book called, "Famous PEOPLE of the Renaissance and Reformation." Do some digging and don't follow the typical history that men haver written. There is "herstory", too, and it should be researched and brought once again to life. Just because women may not have been as famous as the men, they did wield considerable power and were just as spiritual and talented.

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