Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Marshall Cavendish Corporation
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This gorgeous six-volume set provides a solid background on the historical period that bridged the medieval and modern worlds, roughly 1300-1700, with emphasis on 1350-1650. The first five volumes present 158 articles in A-Z order and averaging more than seven pages in length. Volume 1 offers the set overview, with a table of contents and a thematic contents table that organizes the articles into 11 themes such as "Daily Life," "People" and "Places." Around 65 of the entries are biographical and treat artists (Caravaggio, Raphael); writers (Boccaccio, Shakespeare); philosophers (Descartes, Erasmus); explorers and scientists (Columbus, Copernicus); rulers (Elizabeth I, the Medicis); and more. Each of these biographical articles includes a chronology of principal dates and events. Attention is given to the economics of the period and the significant wars, battles, and treaties. Society is depicted through articles such as Agriculture, Chivalry, Disease, Education, Guilds and companies,...