Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787693103
  • ISBN-13: 9780787693107
  • DDC: 940.21
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 1234 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released September 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

Renaissance and Reformation: Almanac provides extensive background information and includes exploration of both the Italian and Northern Renaissance, the Protestant, Catholic, and Counter Reformations, and much more.

Renaissance and Reformation: Biographies introduces students to 50 people of the era, including Galileo Galilei, Johannes Gutenberg, Ben Jonson, and others.

Renaissance and Reformation: Primary Sources allows students to study 18 full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, poems and documents. Also included in this reference library are photographs, maps, sidebars, further reading section, a "Words to Know" section, timeline and index.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.

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"The editors of Renaissance & Reformation have strived toward and succeeded in making a time of long ago more accessible to today's middle- and junior- high-school students...School and public libraries will find that this resource provides good information on its topic." -- Booklist (December 2002)

— Booklist

"Complementary approaches to an important era in European history. The topically organized Almanac offers an ample overview describing the social, political, scientific, and religious environments that led to the Renaissance and Reformation... Biographies profiles more than 50 artists, writers, humanists, kings, queens, and religious leaders in three- to five-page essays and sidebars. Primary Sources contains 18 excerpts from a wide range of works and authors... The background information provided for each document and the discussion of its impact will help students appreciate each work's significance. Unfamiliar terms are defined in the generous margins of this volume. Time lines, informative sidebars, and average quality, black and white reproductions are found throughout the set... The Saaris' Renaissance will be a top choice for student researchers, particularly those in need of primary source materials." -- School Library Journal (February 2003)

— School Library Journal

"The text is well written and precise in all volumes. Vocabulary is well defined, either by parentheses in the body of the article or by accompanying glossaries. Sidebars provide additional information and biographical material that supplement the text. Suggestions are given for research projects and activities, and dated Web sites are listed for further information. An affordable, quality reference for school and public libraries as a resource for reports and projects, this set provides a vivid, sometimes chilling glimpse of the people who actually lived in this brilliant and turbulent historical period." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (June 2003)


"The Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library is a five-volume set of reference resources for grades 4-8... This is a very comprehensive reference set. In addition, they are well illustrated and the sidebars of information are an interesting addition to the textual material. The inclusion of web sites is very timely. This set is a great purchase if one does not have anything on this time period but a good encyclopedia would give much of the same information." -- Catholic Library World (June 2003)

— Voice of Youth Advocates