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Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, America.

Wagner, John A. Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, America.

Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1999. xxxix + 392 pp. illus, appends, bibl, index. $59.95. ISBN: 1-57356-200-9.

"Written primarily for students and other nonspecialists who have interest -- but little background -- in this period of history," the dictionary contains 497 entries of people, events, ideas, arid terms significant to the Elizabethan period of British history. All are cross-referenced to related entries and include recommendations for additional reading. Also included are a guide to selected topics, a chronology of events from 1485 to 1603, maps, bibliography, and index. Appendices supply genealogies, lists of Elizabethan Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Roman Catholic Popes, and sixteenth-century European monarchs, plus selected bibliographies of historical fiction and motion pictures with Tudor and Elizabethan characters and settings, and sound recordings of Tudor and Elizabethan music.
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Publication:Renaissance Quarterly
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Dec 22, 1999
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