Released on 2019-02-14Categories History

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance

Author: Gordon Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191025259

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 985

The Renaissance is one of the most celebrated periods in European history. But when did it begin? When did it end? And what did it include? Traditionally regarded as a revival of classical art and learning, centred upon fifteenth-century Italy, views of the Renaissance have changed considerably in recent decades. The glories of Florence and the art of Raphael and Michelangelo remain an important element of the Renaissance story, but they are now only a part of a much wider story which looks beyond an exclusive focus on high culture, beyond the Italian peninsula, and beyond the fifteenth century. The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance tells the cultural history of this broader and longer Renaissance: from seminal figures such as Dante and Giotto in thirteenth-century Italy, to the waning of Spain's 'golden age' in the 1630s, and the closure of the English theatres in 1642, the date generally taken to mark the end of the English literary Renaissance. Geographically, the story ranges from Spanish America to Renaissance Europe's encounter with the Ottomans—and far beyond, to the more distant cultures of China and Japan. And thematically, under Gordon Campbell's expert editorial guidance, the volume covers the whole gamut of Renaissance civilization, with chapters on humanism and the classical tradition; war and the state; religion; art and architecture; the performing arts; literature; craft and technology; science and medicine; and travel and cultural exchange.
Released on 2022Categories History

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Europe

Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198834267

Category: History

Page: 881

View: 999

This authoritative collection offers a detailed overview of religious ideas, structures, and institutions in the making of Europe. Written by leading scholars in the field, it demonstrates the enduring presence of lived and institutionalised religion in the social networks of identity, policy, and power over two millennia of European history.
Released on 2015-12-03Categories Juvenile Nonfiction

A/AS Level History for AQA The Reformation in Europe, c1500–1564 Student Book

A/AS Level History for AQA The Reformation in Europe, c1500–1564 Student Book

Author: Max von Habsburg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107573215

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 794

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book covers The Reformation in Europe, c1500-1564 Depth component. Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.
Released on 2017Categories History

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic

Author: Owen Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199608447

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 584

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally successful Harry Potter films, the authors explore a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The book also focuses on the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Released on 2016-12-15Categories History

The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations

The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations

Author: Ulinka Rublack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191077548

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 140

This is the first Handbook of the Reformations to include global Protestantism, and the most comprehensive Handbook on the development of Protestant practices which has been published so far. The volume brings together international scholars in the fields of theology, intellectual thought, and social and cultural history. Contributions focus on key themes, such as Martin Luther or the Swiss reformations, offering an up-to-date perspective on current scholarly debates, but they also address many new themes at the cutting edge of scholarship, with particularly emphasis on the history of emotions, the history of knowledge, and global history. This new approach opens up fresh perspectives onto important questions: how did Protestant ways of conceiving the divine shape everyday life, ideas of the feminine or masculine, commercial practices, politics, notions of temporality, or violence? The aim of this Handbook is to bring to life the vitality of Reformation ideas. In these ways, the Handbook stresses that the Protestant Reformations in all their variety, and with their important "radical " wings, must be understood as one of the lasting long-term historical transformations which changed Europe and, subsequently, significant parts of the world.
Released on 2017-12-20Categories Religion

Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Author: Alberto Melloni

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110499025

Category: Religion

Page: 1756

View: 311

The three volumes present the current state of international research on Martin Luther’s life and work and the Reformation's manifold influences on history, churches, politics, culture, philosophy, arts and society up to the 21st century. The work is initiated by the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII (Bologna) in cooperation with the European network Refo500. This handbook is also available in German.
Released on 2010-09-21Categories History

The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible

Author: Larry Stone

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781595551191

Category: History

Page: 97

View: 730

A beautifully illustrated, hands-on history of the world's best-selling book. With a highly readable and colorful narrative, The Story of the Bible covers in a sweeping panorama the writing and transmission of the Bible through the ages. The writing of the Old and New Testaments, the canonization of the Scriptures, and stories of those who gave their lives to make the Bible available in common language-all are reported clearly and reverently with the power of anecdotal illustrations. Readers encounter page after page of engaging illustrations set in a highly designed journey chock-full of removable documents.