By Charles Garfield Nauert
Few sessions have given civilization the sort of powerful impulse because the Renaissance, which all started in Italy after which unfold to the remainder of Europe. in the course of its short epoch, so much vigorously from the fourteen to the 16th centuries, Europe reached again to historic Greece and Rome, and driven forward in several fields: artwork, structure, literature, philosophy, banking, trade, faith, politics, and conflict. this period is inundated with well-known names (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Cervantes, and Shakespeare), and the history it left can rarely be overestimated.
The A to Z of the Renaissance offers details on those fields via its chronology, which strains occasions from 1250 to 1648, and its advent delineating the underlying gains of the interval. in spite of the fact that, it's the dictionary part, with thousands of cross-referenced entries on recognized people (from Adrian to Zwingli), key destinations, assisting political and social associations, wars, non secular reformations, achievements, and screw ups, that's the guts of this ebook. additional study is facilitated through the bibliography
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His chief medical works were Humani corporis anatomia / Anatomy of the Human Body and the posthumous Annotationes anatomicae / Notes on Anatomy (1520). ADRIAN VI (1454--1523, pope 1522-1523). Born Adriaan Floriszoon at Utrecht, he became the outstanding member of the theological faculty at Louvain and served as tutor to the future Emperor Charles V. This connection drew him into political service to the Habsburg dynasty. When Charles inherited the Spanish throne in 1516,Adriaan accompanied him to Spain, where he served as regent during Charles' many absences.
The greatest artist of the German Renaissance, Albrecht Diirer, made his first trip to Italy in 1494 because both printed engravings of Italian art and word-of-mouth reports from travelers convinced him that it would be worthwhile to spend a year studying the art ofItaly before he settled down in his home town of Nuremberg. He met important Italian painters, and his two Italian trips played a major role in transforming him from a promising young painter in the traditional northern style into the great pioneer of German Renaissance art.
ALDINE PRESS. See MANUTIUS,ALDUS. ALDROVANDI, ULISSE (1522-1605). Italian physician and naturalist, known for his travels throughout Europe in pursuit of scientific knowledge and for his publications in that field. He established a botanical garden in 1568 in Bologna, where he received his medical degree and later became professor of botany and natural history. His publications in natural history are primarily collections of information, some of it traditional and even mythical but a large part of it based on his personal observations.