Renaissance and Reformation Times (Hardcover)
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Renaissance & Reformation Times not only shows the essential meaning of the period, what brought about this great change in thought, and how it affected the outward experience of the peoples of Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and England, but also makes clear in what way it resembles the present. The modern world as we know it, dominated by machinery and inspired by scientific achievements (and now a whole new 'digital' world), along with an increasing focus on individualism -- in both its positive and negative aspects -- is the heir of all the ages, inheriting from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and from the Renaissance. Each civilization made its own contribution, and in each something is found akin to us today. Dorothy Mills had an uncanny and unique ability to write history that is interesting and at the same time based on sound scholarship. Her direct, engaging approach is valued increasingly by the many parents in our day who are looking for reliable materials for home study, as well as by many private school educators. The highly-prized six volumes of her historical works (see below) have become very scarce on the used book market, and so Dawn Chorus has undertaken to reprint them as part of its effort to offer texts ideally suited to the needs of a new generation of teachers and students. In a world where the quality of education has so deteriorated, may the reissue of this wonderful historical series shine as a beacon to a new generation of young (and not so young) scholars Dawn Chorus publishes these five other books by Dorothy Mills: The Book of the Ancient World; The Book of the Ancient Greeks; The Book of the Ancient Romans; The Middle Ages; and Renaissance and Reformation Times. Dawn Chorus has also republished another outstanding, and long-out-of-print historical series perfectly suited for home or school use (and highly recommended in home-school curricula), entitled The Picturesque Tale of Progress, by Olive Beaupr Miller. It is available in large format (9 volumes), or smaller, double-bound format (5 volumes).