1st Edition

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World
Britain, Ireland, Europe and America

Edited By

John Wagner

ISBN 9781579582692
Published February 1, 2000 by Routledge
432 Pages

USD $200.00

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Book Description

No period of British history generates such deep interest as the reign of Elizabeth I, from 1558 to 1603. The individuals and events of that era continue to be popular topics for contemporary literature and film, and Elizabethan drama, poetry, and music are studied and enjoyed everywhere by students, scholars, and the general public.

The Historical Dictionary of the Elizabeth World provides clear definitions and descriptions of people, events, institutions, ideas, and terminology relating in some significant way to the Elizabethan period. The first dictionary of history to focus exclusively on the reign of Elizabeth I, the Dictionary is also the first to take a broad trans-Atlantic approach to the period by including relevant individuals and terms from Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American, and Western European history.

Editors' Choice: Reference


'More focused and specific for this time frame than the Oxford Companion to British History, this volume offers a stylish, well-composed look at a fascinating historical period. A good choice for academic and larger public libraries.' - Reference Books Bulletin