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The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Life of the Society Paperback – August 15, 2000


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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee; Reprint edition (August 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156663315X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566633154
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Everything you always wanted to know about Elizabethan England but were afraid to ask...a thorough snapshot of the time. (Library Journal)

Rowse makes dry bones not only live, but dance.... It is delightful that so exalted a historian should also accept human nature so happily. (Rebecca West)

The Elizabethan Renaissance is created in such brilliant color and clarity that the reader can never forget it. (Irving Stone)

So tightly packed with fascinating facts and fresh material that anyone at all seriously interested in Elizabethan England should delight in it. (The New York Times)

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A. L. Rowse, who died in 1997, was an historian and man of letters, poet, biographer, and essayist. He explored the British experience in more than twenty books, including major biographies of Shakespeare and Marlowe. He is also the author of The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Cultural Achievement.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Richard S. Guier on February 28, 2001
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The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Life of the Society by the renowned historian of Elizabethan England A.L. Rowse is a fascinating look at life in this most remarkable period. Unlike many "social histories" which deal primarily with the upper classes of society, Mr. Rowse gives equal time to all, from the Court and the landed gentry to the middle and lower classes, examining in great detail all elements of life. He presents a complete portrait of human nature of this time, with chapters on customs, religion, sport, food, sanitation, sex, and a noteworthy examination of the Elizabethans' obsession with what we now call "New Age," featuring such topics as astrology, witchcraft, sorcery, and alchemy.
It is a truly entertaining book, filled with facts and "trivia," that makes the Elizabethan world come alive. Although some passages can be rather dense--it helps tremendously to have at least a basic knowledge of the major personalities--it is a must read for anyone interested in the Elizabethan period.
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3 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Robeania on August 20, 2009
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I was so disappointed in this book. The chapters sounded so interesting. The photos were good, but the writing was so dull. I tried several chapters and found them all to be just blah, blah, blah. I love this period and have several books about the Elizabethan era, but this book did not have one page I found interesting. I am returning the book.
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