By Tom Streissguth
This most up-to-date quantity within the Greenhaven Encyclopedia of . . . sequence examines the cultural circulate that begun in Italy within the fourteenth century and unfold all through Europe over the following numerous hundred years. keyword phrases, pivotal occasions, and biographies of principal figures very important to figuring out the Renaissance are incorporated. Entries are prepared alphabetically and diversity in size from numerous paragraphs to 2 pages. topic entries surround wide issues, corresponding to structure, garments, schooling, Humanism, medication, and exchange, in addition to extra narrowly outlined entries: occasions (Fall of Constantinople, Inquisition, Sack of Rome); person international locations and towns (Austria, Rome); and different subject matters (Jews, Papacy, Plague). The people who are coated (among them, various ladies) contain artists, rulers, explorers, scientists, and spiritual figures.
The quantity starts with a seven-page, distinct review of the historical past of the Renaissance and a desk of contents. See additionally references are supplied the place warranted. numerous entries include black-and-white illustrative fabric, notwithstanding now not consistently of the highest quality to determine particular information. the quantity concludes with a finished index, chronology, and “For extra Research” checklist, together with a few fabrics released among 1940 and 1970 that can now not be to be had for college kids of their university or neighborhood public library. Entries are good written and concise and supply a superb creation to every topic for high-school scholars. complex middle-school social-studies periods make the most of this source. even though it's on no account the main entire reference paintings at the Renaissance, high-school and public libraries serving youngsters who research this well known curriculum subject will nonetheless are looking to buy a duplicate to counterpoint different titles.
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Anthony Abbot and Bernardino of Siena, which is now housed in Washington’s National Gallery, made up part of the Gattamalata altarpiece. Bellini’s works straddle the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance styles. He painted icons of the Madonna in the traditional Byzantine style that was popular for centuries in Venice. Although he held to this older style in depicting figures and drapery, and in the use of gilding, under the influence of the Florentine artist Leon Battista Alberti, Bellini also introduced the new technique of one-point perspective into his works.
After the death of his patron, Pope Julius III, they moved to Florence, where Ammannati was taken into the court of Cosimo de’ Medici. There, Battiferra earned her reputation as a poet. In 1560 her poems appeared in the First Book of Tuscan Works, a collection of several different poets from Florence and its surroundings. Inspired by the Italian poets Petrarch and Dante Alighieri, and the ancient Roman poets Ovid and Virgil, she wrote more than three hundred sonnets in which she used great skill in language and a wideranging knowledge of philosophy, mythology, and literature.
In 1413 he traveled to the island of Chios, where he unearthed works by the ancient Greek scholars Sophocles, Euripides, and Thucydides that were still unknown in western Europe. On two occasions he visited the city of Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, to search for ancient Greek books and manuscripts. He gathered 238 volumes before returning to Italy in 1423, but finding himself without financial means, he had to pawn many of his finds. Among these ancient works were the plays of Sophocles and Aeschylus, the ancient epic known as the Iliad, and works of Xenophon and Plato.