A Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe: Dances over Fire and Water Fourth Edition Jonathan W. Zophy This concise survey makes the exciting history of Europe in the age of the Renaissance and Reformation come alive to readers. It is the first textbook on Europe between 1300 and 1700 to focus on gender as a significant issue for historical analysis. Author Jonathan W. Zophy introduces major events and personalities of the period as well as its cultural, economic, religious, political, and social developments. Taking a biographical approach, the book discusses ideas and artistic creations in their human and social contexts. New to the Fourth Edition A full-color portfolio featuring sixteen important Renaissance works of art A reorganized Chapter Four that highlight the centrality of Florence for the Renaissance. Pivotal events, such as the voyages of exploration, placed in a more global context. Recent developments in scholarship have been incorporated in each chapter. The "Further Reading" sections have been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. Jonathan W. Zophyis a professor of history at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he teaches courses in Renaissance and Reformation history. A winner of several teaching awards, his previous books are:Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg, The Social History of the Reformation (edited with Lawrence P. Buck), The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook,andAn Annotated Bibliography of the Holy Roman Empire. (logo) CourseSmart Textbooks Onlineis an exciting newchoicefor students looking to save money. As an alternative to purchasing the print textbook, students cansubscribeto the same content online and save up to 50% off the suggested list price of the print text. With a CourseSmart eTextbook, students can search the text, make notes online, print out reading assignments that incorporate lecture notes, and bookmark important passages for later review. For more information, or to subscribe to the CourseSmart eTextbook, visit www.coursesmart.com .Zophy, Jonathan W. is the author of 'Short History of Renaissance and Reformation Europe', published 2008 under ISBN 9780136056287 and ISBN 0136056288.