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Renaissance or Early Modern Material Culture: BIBLIOGRAPHIES

This is a guide to researching the Renaissance/Early Modern Period, in the West, especially material culture.


Traditionally, in the pre-internet era, bibliographies were books or articles that provided lists, sometimes annotated sometimes not, of readings on particular topics within a subject or discipline.  They might also be in narrative form, called bibliographic essays.  Today some are online.  This page is under construction.

Biscotti, M.L. Six Centuries of Foxhunting, an Annotated Bibliography  Main SK 285 .B57 2017

Christian Muslim Relations: a Bibliographical History Main BP 172 .C4196 2009 v. 6,8

These volumes go chronologically by date.  Volumes 1-4 cover the time period of the Crusades.  The volumes contain a combination of secondary history writing on topics, but also dictionary type entries about particular texts along with bibliographical references to writings about them. These are long, dense books.  The online versions take a long time to actually load up on your computer to see the full texts. So we have bought some of the volumes in paper. Volumes 6 and 8 cover 1500-1700.




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