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Jonathan W. Zophy is a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are: Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, and An Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Best and Worst of Times|
|The Problem of the Renaissance The Reformation Dances over Fire and Water?|
|General Chronology Further Reading|
|The Peoples of Europe|
|The Peasantry A Culture of Poverty: Village Life|
|The Continuities of Life for Men, Women, and Children Town Dwellers Daily Life Urban Women Social Tensions|
|The Rise of the Capitalists Jacob Fugger the Rich Muslims Slaves from Africa and the Levant Jews|
|The Nobility Mercenary and Robber Nobles The Refinement of Manners The Clergy Further Reading Notes|
|An Age of Disasters|
|The Black Death, 1347-1350 Peasant and Artisan Revolts Troubles in the Church|
|The Babylonian Captivity, 1305-1350|
|The Western Schism of 1378-1417|
|The Burning of Jan Hus (c. 1372-1415)|
|The Hussite Revolt The Hundred Years War, 1455-1485|
|Chronology Further Reading Notes|
|Italy: Home of the Renaissance Florence: The Most Beautiful of Cities|
|The Medici in Florence|
|The Rise of the Medici Banking Empire|
|The Magnificent Lorenzo (1449-1492)|
|The Pazzi Plot of 1478|
|The Fall of the Medici|
|The Fiery Domican: Savonarola|
|The Return of the Medici Rome and the Papal States Cola di Rienzo (1313-1354)|
|Renaissance Popes Naples and Sicily|
|The Reigns of Joanna II (1414-1435), Alfonso V (1416-1458), and Ferrante I (1458-1494)|
|The Power of Milan|
|The Rise and Fall of the Sforza, 1450-1499|
|The Mantua of Issabella d Este Duke Federigo s Urbino Venice|
|The Queen of the Adriatic Venetian Politics and Society Venice and the Arts|
|The Culture of Renaissance Humanism in Italy Setting the Agenda: Early Renaissance Humanists Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374)|
|Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)|
|Civic Humanists Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406)|
|Leonardo Bruni (1370-1444) The Illustrious Lorenzo Valla (c. 1407-1457)|
|Women Humanists Isotta Nogarola (1418-1466)|
|Laura Cereta (1469-1499)|
|Humanists as Philosophers, Historians, and Social Theorists Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)|
|Lions and Foxes: Niccol Machiavelli (1469-1527)|
|Machiavelli s Writings Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540)|
|Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)|
|The Flowering of Italian Literature The Poet as Blackmailer: Pietro Aretino (1492-1556)|
|The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco (1546-1591)|
|Vittoria Colonna Chronology Further Reading Notes|
|Painting in Renaissance Italy Early Renaissance Painting: Giotto Masacio (1401-1428)|
|A Distinctive Style: Sandro Botticelli (c. 1444-1510)|
|The High Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)|
|Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)|
|as a Painter Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520)|
|The Prolific Titian (c. 1488-1576)|
|Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1532-1625)|
|Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c. 1632)|
|Chronology Further Reading Notes|
|Renaissance Sculpture, Architecture, and Music The Fatiguing Art: Sculpture Lorenzo Ghiberti (c. 1381-1455)|
|Michelangelo as a Sculptor Architecture Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446)|
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