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Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,688) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382236982836 Time-Life Great Ages of Man Series – The Reformation. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. CONDITION: Light shelf wear, otherwise in Very Good to Like New condition. Seemingly never read, at worst flipped through a few times. Pages are pristine; clean, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover: 191 pages. Publisher: Time-Life Books Inc.; (1970). The “Great Ages of Man” series was released in the mid-1960’s. Each volume undertakes to describe the major events that happened in one specific time period (or “age”) in the development of mankind’s civilization(s). The volumes are richly illustrated, and designed as an introduction to the time frame covered. Especially compelling are the artists interpretations or recreations of what various ancient civilizations would have looked like – their architecture, homes, monuments, cities, daily life, jewelry, food, family life, dwellings, occupations, etc. As just one instance, the ruins of Babylon and Ur, Athens and Rome hint at the incredible richness of those fabled cities. The artist’s recreations in this series are simply mind-numbing. This is as close as you can be to actually having been there. Equally noteworthy are the photographic collections of artifacts and relics attributed to the specific age, really exceptional. The entire series is truly a magnificent introduction to the history of the era. If you could have just one book (or series of books) to introduce the history of humankind, this would have to be it. The overviews are concise and well-written. Together with the illustration and pictures they impart a wonderful mental and emotional “picture” of what life must have been like in various civilizations and at various times. Done in a style so wonderfully characteristic of Time-Life’s publications, these are over-sized “coffee table” type books full of impressive imagery. The pictures of the world’s greatest art and architecture alone are worth the cost of these books. But don’t get the impression that these volumes are “fluff”. While a particular volume might not quite take the place as a university degree, the material is well-written, informative, and immensely intellectually gratifying, overview though it might be. Some of the subject material included is enumerated below so as to give you an idea of the rich content: CHAPTER ONE: The Troubled Time. Changing Religious Patterns and Major Events of Europe at the Time of the Reformation (An Atlas): Russia, Teutonic Order, Duchy of Prussia, Sweden, Poland, Grand Principality of Lithuania, Holy Roman Empire, Venetian Republic, Ottoman Empire, Denmark, Papal States, Norway, Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Thirty Years’ War Begins in Prague (1618). Pope Leo X Issues Bull Condemning Luther’s Works (1529). Council of Trent (1545-1563) Luther Posts His Thesis in Wittenberg (1517). Papal Indulgences Sold in Brandenburg (1517). Calvinists Destroy Church Images in the Netherlands (1566). Saint Bartholomew’s Massacre, Paris (1572). Calvin Preaches at Geneva (1541-1564). Henry VIII Dissolves the Monasteries (1536). John Knox Debates with Mary, Queen of Scots (1561-1563). Spanish Inquisition Begins (1480). A Portrait of Martin Luther (1529). A 1510 AD Woodcut for a Religious Tract of a Stern-Faced Scholar Drilling Pupils. The Reformer’s Parents: Hans and Margaret Luther. The Holy Roman Empire of 1500 (An Atlas): Savoy, Swiss Confederation, Franche Comte, Lorraine, Wurttemberg, Lower Palatinate, Luxemburg, Low Countries, Holstein, Hesse, Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony, Silesia, Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Styia, Carinthia, Tyrol, Upper Palatinate; also surrounding Italy, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, England, France. Old Saint Peter’s Basilica Circa 1510 AD. Picture Essay: The Peasant’s Life (Lusty Villagers of a Flemish Town Tavern. Laboring for Church, Lord and Family. A Bustling Kitchen During a Harvest Holiday. A Coastal Village During a Winter Storm. An Annual Cycle of Rural Tasks. The Fall Cattle Drive. Spring Plating: A Lord’s Formal Gardens. Wood for Winter. A Summer Harvest. The Boisterous Pageant of a Peasant Wedding. Happy Celebrants: A Portraiture. A Village Wedding Dance. A Bridal Supper with Flatcakes. Rough Fun on Holy Days: Free Days and Saint’s Days (Farm and Church Holidays). Victims of Terror in an Age of Violence. The Massacre of the Innocents: Soldiers Sacking a Village. Murder at an Inn. Casualties of Cruel Times: The Disintegration of the Feudal System. The German Peasant’s War of 1524. Brueghel’s Blind Vagabonds.). CHAPTER TWO: The Reformer. Martin Luther’s Refuge: The Wartburg Mountain Fortress Near Weimar, Germany. An Engraving of Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1526AD. Portals of Protest: The Doors of the Wittenberg Castle Church. An Engraving of Martin Luther as a Knight Towering Over the City of Worms. Picture Essay: Durer: Draftsman of the Spirit (Durer’s Self-Portrait at Age 13. A Fresh Awareness of Man’s Foibles and Fate. Man’s Nobility: Durer’s Engraving of “Knight, Death and Devil”. Man’s Folly: Woodcuts from Sebastian Brant’s Book “Ship of Fools”. A Classicist in Germany. Durer’s 1505 Engraving “Apollo and Diana”. Durer’s Renaissance Engraving “The Battle of the Sea Gods”. A Divine Passion Revealed Through a Common Faith. Durer’s Engraving “The Prodigal Son Among the Swine”. Durer’s Engraving: “The Crucifixion”. Durer’s Engraving from “Life of a Virgin”: “The Flight into Egypt”, Mary and Joseph Escaping Bethlehem. Fearful Visions of Evil and Good. Durer’s Engraving: “A Battle in Heaven” in “Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon”. Durer’s Engraving: “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. ). CHAPTER THREE: Leaders of the Protest. A Painted Portrait Circa 1530AD of Early Protestants: Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, and John Frederick the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony. In India, an Era of Religious Tolerance During the Reign of Akbar, Greatest of Mughal Emperors. Calvin’s “Blue Laws” for Inns. A Historic Confrontation: The Trial of Mary Queen of Scotts (Catholic), Adversary of Elizabeth, the Protestant Queen of England. Picture Essay: The New Moneyed Class (Acquisitive Burgers: Painted Portrait of a Moneylender and his Wife. The Mixed Blessings of Modern Finance. A Painted Portrait of Moneymakers Coining German Silver Thalers in Annaberg. Silver Coins of Frederick of Saxony; Albert, Archbishop of Mainz; Count Jacob Fugger; Emperor Charles V. Bands of Merchants in Quest of Profit: A German Proto-Corporation of Bookkeepers, Cashiers, Couriers, Middlemen, and Linguists. When Did Avarice Reign More Largely? The New Money Economy and It’s Vices: Ruinous Speculation, Lotteries, Gambling. A Painted Portrait: Gambling at Cards. Selling Indulgences: Clerics and Banker’s Agents Under Papal Authority. A Businessman Who Scolded a King: Jacob Fugger of Ausburg, Richest Man in Europe. A Sixteenth Century Fugger Mortgage on a Count’s Castle. Portrait of the Great Financier Jacob Fugger. A Decorated Filing Chest from Fugger’s Ausburg Office. The Antwerp Bourse, a Crossroads of Trade: Europe’s Greatest Stock Exchange and Marketplace.). CHAPTER FOUR: .Europe Aroused. Austere French Calvinists: A Converted House for Services Circa 1564 AD. A Victorious Emperor: A “Handstone” of Charles V Standing Over Francis I. Reformation Dynasties: England’s Henry VIII; Edward VI; Mary I, Holland’s William of Orange; Habsburg Emperor Charles V. Picture Essay: A Queen’s Progress (Elizabeth’s England: Queen Elizabeth Riding in an Open Carriage. Elizabethan London: A City in Ferment (a Map Circa 1574 AD). A City of Decorum and Ambition: (Portraits) Ladies of the Court; A Gentlewoman with a Feather Fan; A Water Carrier/Street Vendor with a Barrel of Drinking Water; A Wealthy Couple Promenading on Horseback; The Lord Mayor’s Wife; A Country Squire Riding a Mule. A Hob of Politics and Trade. Herding Livestock into London’s Eastcheap Street Meat Market. Dockworkers Unloading Ships on the Thames at Bollingsgate Wharf. Queen Elizabeth Opening Parliament, Her Lords and Bishops, House of Commons Members. Queenly “Progress” Through the Countryside: Queen Elizabeth on Summer Rambles, or “Progre4sses”. Rough Entertainments for a Royal Guest. Cockfighting with Brandy Fortified Roosters. Tilting at the Ring: A Resplendent Country Squire on Horseback with Lance.). CHAPTER FIVE: The “Counter Reformation”. Jesuits in Full Panoply: A Painted Portrait of the 1639AD Centennial by Pope Urban VIII in Baroque Gesu Church of Rome. A Polyglot Bible Circa 1522 in Green, Vulgate Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic. A Jesuit Map of Rome Circa 1609 AD. Picture Essay: The Church Fights Back (A Painted Depiction of the Council of Trent Circa Mid-1500’s. The Testimony of Art. El Greco’s Christ Crucified. A Fresco by Il Domenichino: The Virgin Triumphant Crushing Luther and Calvin Underfoot. All Call to Sanctity and Service: A Portrait of Saint Charles Borromeo and Gian Pietro Caraffa (Pope Paul IV). A Model of Charity: A Portrait of Saint Martin of Tours Horseback. Propagating the Faith Among the Heathen. Portrait of a Portuguese Jesuit Painted by a Japanese Artist. A Painted Depiction of Two Jesuits at the Court of a Mohammedan Court in India. A Mingling of Cultures: A Japanese Screen Depicting Jesuits, Franciscans, and a Japanese Delegation Meeting a Group of European Merchants. A Sudden Outburst of Violence: A Painting Depicting the 1572 AD Massacre of Saint Bartholomew by Huguenot Artist Francois Dubois. An Encounter Between Two True Faiths. The Victorious Monarch: A Wood Panting from an Armada Vessel Depicting Elizabeth I Riding a White Charger While the Spanish Armada, Surrounded by the English Fleet, Burns. An Engraving Depicting the Spanish Armada’s Route. A Depiction of the First Engagement: Spanish and English Ships Clash Near Plymouth. The Religious War that Exhausted Europe: The Thirty Year’s War.). CHAPTER SIX: The Revolution in Letters. The Creation of the World: A Woodcut from Luther’s 1534 AD Bible. The Evolution of English Bibles: Tyndale’s Bible (1525-1535 AD; Hebrew, Vulgate Latin, Erasmus’ Greek and Latin Editions, Luther’s German Bible); Coverdale’s Bible (1535 AD; Vulgate Latin, Luther’s German Bible, The Zurich Bible, Pagninus’ Latin Version; Thomas Matthew’s Bible (1537 AD; Unpublished Material of Tyndale); The Great Bible (1539-1568 AD; Latin Vulgate, Munster’s Hebrew-Latin Version, Erasmus’ Latin Edition, Complutensian Polyglot); The Geneva Bible (1560 AD; Greek Texts, Pagninus’ and Other Latin Versions, French and Italian Editions); The Bishops’ Bible (1568 AD; Greek Texts); King James Bible (1611 AD; Greek Texts; Newly Available Latin Versions; French, Spanish, and Italian Translations; Catholic (Rheims-Douay) New Testament). A Sweet Ancestral Retreat: Montaigne’s Bordeaux Hilltop Castle. Utopia: An Illustration/Map (1518 AD) of Thomas More’s Mythical Island of Peace and Harmony. Illustrations of London’s Swan Theater (Elizabethan Playhouse). Picture Essay: The Birth of Printing (“On the Production Line”: A Woodcut Illustration of a Printing Press Plant. Precious Books Made with Knife and Pen: An Illustration of a Woodcarver Cutting a Woodblock Illustration. A Woodcut Illustrating An Illuminator Adding Decorations to a Hand-Copied Book. A Woodcut of an Elaborate Letter “L” Illumination from a French Bible Depicting An Angel Staying Abraham’s Hand as He Prepared to Sacrifice Isaac. An Woodcut Elaborate Print from a Bible Used to Teach the Illiterate: The Esau Story; The Temptation of Christ; Adam and Eve. A Woodblock Illustrating A Foundryman Casting Type. Four Type Specimens: Gutenberg’s Gothic, Transitional “half Roman”/”half-Gothic”, Roman Letter Type (1470 AD), Italic (1520 AD). The Making of a Letter Punch. A Press and a Process that Served for Three Centuries. A Woodblock Illustration the Preparation of a Printing Press. An Illustration of the Printing Process: Press Bed, Tympan, Frisket. Far Reaching Triumphs of “Divine Art”. An Elegant Page from the Gutenberg Bible Circa 1455. A Sleeping Figure (Circa 1499 AD) by Manutius. A Luther Tract Circa 1521. A Luther Biblical Sermon Title Page Circa 1520 AD. A Woodcut Illustration of a Walled German Town Circa 1493 AD. ). CHAPTER SEVEN: Lean Days for Art. Playing with Perspective: A Manual for Geometry and Perspective by Nuremberg Engraver Lorenz Stoer. The Human Anatomy: Italy’s Andreas Vesalius’ “De Humani Corporis Fabrica”. Innocence and Piety: A Chalk Sketch by German Master Hans Holbein. An Ornamental Letter “S” by a Reformation Engraver: Theodor de Bry Illustration from a 16th Century German Religious Text. Picture Essay: A New Style for Changing Times (A Lavish Renaissance Spiral Staircase for Francis I and his Chateau at Blois. A Fantastic Churchfront that Started a Vogue: Italian Renaissance Architecture: Intricate Pinnacles, Round-Headed Arches, Pilasters (Flat Columns), Medallions and Geometric Designs of Multi-Colored Marble. North Italian Opulence: An Ornate Window in the Certosa’s Façade. A Vast Pleasure Palace for France’s King Francis I: The Italian Style Chambord Chateaux of the Loire Valley. Leonardo da Vinci’s Hybrid Chateau for King Francis. The Influence of Certosa in the Chambord. A Princely Monument on a Grand Germanic Scale: The Italian-Style Heidelberg Castle. The Elaborate Façade of Heidelberg’s Courtyard. Window Treatment Comparisons in the Certosa Church and Heidelberg Castle. A Growing Sense of Structure. A Renaissance Function Theme in the Late 16th Century: Paired Columns Supporting an Arched Opening. The Triumphal Arch: Aix-en-Provence; Antwerp’s Town Hall; England’s Burghley House. A Flowering of Native Style: The Triumph of Italian Renaissance Architecture: Jean Bullant’s Petit Chateau of Chantilly for the Montmorency Family Circa 1560 AD.). CHAPTER EIGHT: The Power of Protestantism. A Sixteenth Century Altar Painting for Saint Anne’s Church in Annaberg Celebrating Silver Mining in Saxony by Hans Hesse. Copernicus’ Universe: A Diagram by English Mathematician Leonard Digges. Spreading Terror in Hesse and Westphalia During Europe’s Thirty Years’ War: The German Protestant Crusader Duke Christian of Brunswick. Picture Essay: Luther’s Legacy (The Equality of Men Before God: The Simple Shepherd. Luther’s Revelations: The Relationship Between the Individual and God. Luther: Man is Saved by Faith Alone, not by Good Works. Luther: Prussia’s Houses of Demons. Luther’s Reformation: “The Priesthood of All Believers”. The Arbiter of God’s Will: The Pope (Catholicism) or the Bible (Luther’s Protestantism). The Catholic World Divided into Clergy and Laity Versus Luther’s Contention That All Believers Were Equal and Holy. Baptism and Communion: Re-Enacting the Crucifixion and the Promise of God’s Love.). A Chronological Chart: The Great Ages of Western Civilization. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. 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