A patron recently asked:
Do you have any books on the beginning of language, like in the Renaissance?
The Renaissance – beginning in Italy in the mid 1300s – was a time of change for Medieval Europe. Known as the golden age of art and architecture, the Renaissance was also a time of great advancement in literature. William Shakespeare wrote more than 35 plays during this time, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
Gale Virtual Reference Library offers several sources for learning more about the renaissance era which include:
- Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
- New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
- Arts and Humanities Through the Eras