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The Renaissance and Reformation in Northern Europe, Paperback, 1 Edition by McGlynn, Margaret

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1442607149

Publication Date: 2014-10-23
Paperback : 312 pages
Edition: 1 Edition
Author: McGlynn, Margaret
ISBN-10: 1442607149
ISBN-13: 9781442607149

Product Description This updated version of Humanism and the Northern Renaissance now includes over 60 documents exploring humanist and Renaissance ideals, the zeal of religion, and the wealth of the new world. Together, the sources illuminate the chaos and brilliance of the historical period—as well as its failures and inconsistencies. The reader has been thoroughly revised to meet the needs of the undergraduate classroom. Over 30 historical documents have been added, including material by Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, William Shakespeare, Christopher Columbus, Miguel de Cervantes, and Galileo Galilei. In the introduction, Bartlett and McGlynn identify humanism as the central expression of the European Renaissance and explain how this idea migrated from Italy to northern Europe. The editors also emphasize the role of the church and Christianity in northern Europe and detail the events leading up to the Reformation. A short essay on how to read historical documents is included. Each reading is preceded by a short introduction and ancillary materials can be found on UTP's History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com). Review An essential collection of primary source documents that vividly brings this tumultuous period to life through the words of the change-makers. Representing a wide variety of document types, including legal documents, letters, journals, sermons, speeches, and works of poetry and fiction, this text will allow students of history to gain immediate access to the hearts and minds of a compelling cast of key historical figures. It is an indispensable teaching tool for university courses on the history and culture of the Renaissance and Reformation. -- Erin J. Campbell, University of Victoria Bartlett and McGlynn have provided a superb collection of primary source documents for the Renaissance and Reformation eras in northern Europe. Each selection is effectively prefaced with helpful information on the author and the context of the document. Students are also provided with a useful guide on how to read primary historical sources to obtain a critical understanding of the significance of the sources. -- Chris L. Nighman, Wilfrid Laurier University Review An essential collection of primary source documents that vividly brings this tumultuous period to life through the words of the change-makers. Representing a wide variety of document types, including legal documents, letters, journals, sermons, speeches, and works of poetry and fiction, this text will allow students of history to gain immediate access to the hearts and minds of a compelling cast of key historical figures. It is an indispensable teaching tool for university courses on the history and culture of the Renaissance and Reformation. (Erin J. Campbell, University of Victoria) Bartlett and McGlynn have provided a superb collection of primary source documents for the Renaissance and Reformation eras in northern Europe. Each selection is effectively prefaced with helpful information on the author and the context of the document. Students are also provided with a useful guide on how to read primary historical sources to obtain a critical understanding of the significance of the sources. (Chris L. Nighman, Wilfrid Laurier University) About the Author Margaret McGlynn is Associate Professor of History at Western University . She is the author of The Royal Prerogative and the Learning of the Inns of Court (2003). Kenneth R. Bartlett is Professor of History and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The English in Italy 1525–1558: A Study in Culture and Politics (1991), The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook (2011), and A Short History of the Italian Renaissance (2013).


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