The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal, 1300-1500: A Biographical Dictionary (The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World)

The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal, 1300-1500: A Biographical Dictionary (The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World)


As a part of a distinct sequence protecting the grand sweep of Western civilization from historic to offer occasions, this biographical dictionary presents introductory info on 315 prime cultural figures of overdue medieval and early glossy Europe. Taking a cultural procedure no longer more often than not present in common biographical dictionaries, the paintings comprises literary, philosophical, inventive, army, spiritual, humanistic, musical, fiscal, and exploratory figures. Political figures are incorporated provided that they patronized the humanities, and insurance specializes in their cultural effect. Figures from western ecu international locations, similar to Italy, France, England, Iberia, the Low international locations, and the Holy Roman Empire predominate, yet outlying parts akin to Scotland, Scandinavia, and jap Europe also are represented.

Late medieval Europe used to be an age of challenge. With the Papacy got rid of to Avignon, the schism within the Catholic Church shook the very center of medieval trust. The Hundred Years' warfare devastated France. The Black dying decimated the inhabitants. but out of this challenge grew an age of renewal, resulting in the Renaissance. the good Italian city-states built. Humanism reawakened curiosity within the cultures of old Greece and Rome. Dante and Boccaccio started writing of their Tuscan vernacular. Italian artists grew to become humanists and flourished. because the genius of Italy started spreading to northern and western Europe on the finish of the fifteenth century, the age of renewal used to be accomplished. This booklet presents thorough simple details at the significant cultural figures of this tumultuous period of drawback and renewal.

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