Books literature and authors from the 16th century (11)

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Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Books, literature and authors from the 16th century

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The 16th Century

The sixteenth century in Europe was a time of unprecedented change. It was the beginning of the modern era, and it saw a revolution in almost every aspect of life. The mechanisms of commerce, systems of international finance, ocean-going trading fleets, an entrepreneurial bourgeoisie, were all building a recognizably capitalist, money-based economy. Along with economic change came the Reformation, as well as challenges to secular society.

The sixteenth century featured Renaissance Literature, which refers to that period in European literature which began in Italy during the 15th century and spread around Europe through the 17th century. The literary movement produced Latin and vernacular poetry, history, and prose fiction inspired by classical models.

16th Century Authors

The sixteenth century spans from 1501-1600. Some famous sixteenth century authors include Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote), Shakespeare (Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet), Dante (Divine Comedy), Gionanni Pico della Mirandola (Oration on the Dignity of Man), Erasmus (In Praise of Folly), Sir Thomas More (Utopia), Boccaccio (On Famous Women, Decameron), Machiavelli (The Prince), Castiglione (The Book of the Courtier), Montaigne (Essais), and Luís de Camões (The Lusiads).

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Jan Boney--16th Century French Literature
Jan Boney--16th Century French Literature

Acanthus Books - Tudor - Elizabethan - 16th Century
Books of the past for kitchen, household and garden. Recipes and food history from ancient Greek and Roman times through the Medieval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, colonial and Victorian eras. Gardening and herbals. Etiquette manuals.

Acanthus Books features cookbook and food history titles from antiquity to the early 20th century, as well as historical household management, gardening, landscape design, architecture, and interior decoration titles. Whether you're looking for affordable culinary or home & garden reference in the form of historical reprints, or hard-to-find titles like the Leeds Symposium and Oxford Symposium papers and the culinary journal Petits Propos Culinaires (PPC).

Literature Online
With over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with the definitive online criticism and reference library, Literature Online is the world's largest cross-searchable database of literature and criticism. Authors page draw on a database of authors and author information that grows with every monthly release of the service: currently, over 17,000 authors are included, of over 100 different nationalities.

Renaissance : Literature Compass
Unique in both range and approach, Literature Compass publishes peer-reviewed surveys of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline. Literature Compass features a new kind of core content: survey articles foreground important trends while viewpoint articles challenge the received wisdom. Generating a strong sense of dialogue and engagement, Literature Compass gives desktop access to the driving ideas, current issues and controversies that enliven the discipline and fuel literary research, providing an ideal entry point for the non-specialist.

Literature Compass provides a new kind of core content: state-of-the-art surveys of current research discuss the major topics, issues, viewpoints, and controversies within each area of the discipline. Coverage of the entire field highlights connections across sub-disciplines of philosophical scholarship.

16th - 18th Century Books
Howes bookshop is renowned for its antiquarian book stocklist.

Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books : Welcome - 16th - 19th Century Rare Natural History Prints & Books
Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books : Welcome - 16th - 19th Century Rare Natural History Prints & Books

Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, is pleased to celebrate our 20th anniversary as Rare Printsellers providing the finest selection of original hand-colored engravings and lithographs of Rare Natural History from the 17th through the 19th Centuries from our gallery in Langley, on Whidbey Island, Washington. Welcome to our website, where you may view and purchase a distinctive selection of our vast inventory. With over twelve thousand images in stock, Lowry-James features the celebrated work of John James Audubon, George Brookshaw, George Edwards, Jane Webb Loudon, John Gould, Edward Lear, Sir William Jardine and Henry Alken. In addition to Botanical, Ornithological and Zoological prints, our collection contains many fine Maps, Travel and Historical Prints, and Sporting Art, as well as fine and rare Natural History books and distinctive literature by Rockwell Kent, The Brontes, Thomas Hardy, and Willa Cather.

Oxford Scholarship Online - C16th Authors
Oxford Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which now offers quick and easy access to the full text of 2,125 Oxford books. In addition to Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion, Oxford Scholarship Online now access to new Oxford books in Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Physics, and Psychology.

Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level (free to non-subscribed users), and up to 400 new and recently-published books are added each year. The full content of Oxford Scholarship Online is available to institutions by annual subscription and is now also available for purchase by institutions on an unlimited user basis.

Poems by 16th Century Dramatists
An index of poems by some of the greatest dramatists of the sixteenth century.

Rare Books, Bibles, and Manuscripts: Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts
Located in a turn of the century house in Philadelphia's Frankford neighborhood, PRB&M is strictly an antiquarian concern, maintaining about a dozen distinct mailing lists in the areas shown between the bars above. Our Mexicana and other Latin Americana go to ca. 1850, and Bibles in exotic languages to ca. 1870, but nearly everything else we sell dates from before 1820—most categories from well before. Specialists in primary sources, we sell few used-scholarly, out-of-print books; and while chance and extreme irresistibility beget exceptions, our early stock is our raison d'être. The partners are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers; David Szewczyk is a past president of the ABAA's mid-Atlantic chapter.

Scotfax: Scottish Literature on Undiscovered Scotland
The first really enduring works of Scottish literature were John Barbour's Brus from the 1300s and Blind Harry's Wallace from the 1400s. Both were first written in Early Scots. Thereafter Middle Scots came into vogue and the number of publications began to expand through a minor "golden age" of Scottish Literature in the 1500s. This century also saw the introduction of the printing press and, in 1560, the Reformation, which marked a fundamental change in the religious complexion and cultural outlook of the country.
The 1600s saw the gradual Anglicisation of written language, and especially printed Scots, and early writers included Robert Sempill, Lady Wardlaw and Lady Grizel Baillie. The 1700s saw the development of the Scottish novel, with its first exponent being Tobias Smollett. Perhaps the most influential author of the 1700s was James Macpherson, who in the 1760s published English translations of epic poetry he had discovered from the mists of Gaelic antiquity written by the poet Ossian. The publication of these magnificent poems influenced generations of Scottish authors, and profoundly affected the Scottish sense of identity.

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