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Holmes, George 1927-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 398 publications in 7 languages and 14,404 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D102, 940.1
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Most widely held works by George Holmes
The Oxford illustrated history of medieval Europe by George Holmes( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 3,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated book tells the story of Europe and the Mediterranean over a thousand years which saw the creation of western civilization. Written by expert scholars and based on the latest research, it gives the general reader the most authoritative account of life in medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. The story is one of profound diversity and change: the political empires of Charlemagne or the Byzantines, contrasting with the new nations which fought the Hundred Years War; the expression of religion in the great monasteries and cathedrals, and in the ideals of ecclesiastical poverty and reform; the mixed ambitions of the Crusades; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights and heroic romance, popular festivals, and the realism of the new arts; economic expansion and social catastrophe, such as the Black Death. The authors describe both the strange and the familiar. We have endured nothing comparable to the vast upheavals of migration and new institutions of the Dark Ages between 400 and 900. Consequently the new attitudes and ways of life that grew up from 900 to 1500 around the cathedrals and universities, the royal courts and commercial cities, remain central in modern societies. Our towns and villages, the nation state and democratic forms of government, our commerce and banking, our university courses, our novels and history books, our concern with the relationship between physical and spiritual realms-all had their origins in the medieval world. The six chapters in this book are divided between the Mediterranean world and northern Europe to show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north. The authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen. Over two hundred illustrations, including twenty-four colour plates, amplify the text; and the picture is completed with comprehensive reference material in maps, genealogies, a chronology, lists of further reading, and a full index including personal dates
The later Middle Ages, 1272-1485 by George Holmes( Book )

51 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of Italy by George Holmes( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey of over two thousand years of Italian history, from the Roman Empire through the twentieth century, discussing the evolving politics, society, and culture of the country
The Florentine enlightenment, 1400-50 by George Holmes( Book )

40 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance by George Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Renaissance - Humanists - Architecture - Spatial arrangement - Painters and artists - Bruegel - Donatello - Leonardo da Vinci - Michelangelo - Raphael - Rubens - Tintoretto - Van Eyck - Black Death - Architecture - High Renaissance in Florence and Rome - Venice in the sixteenth century - Spread of Renaissance ideas across Europe
Dante by George Holmes( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Italiaanse dichter Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Florence, Rome, and the origins of the Renaissance by George Holmes( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe : hierarchy and revolt, 1320-1450 by George Holmes( Book )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the period of transition from medieval to Renaissance Europe that offers insight into the major political events of this time, the interaction between politics, society, and ideas that contributed to the changes during this period, and the crises of the medieval world
The Oxford history of medieval Europe by George Holmes( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Serbian and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford illustrated history of Italy( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Italy from the Roman Empire to the present, and examines the connections between Italian society, politics, and culture
Art and politics in Renaissance Italy : British Academy lectures by George Holmes( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our modern conception of the Renaissance has been changed substantially by the scholarship of the last 50 years, and the British contribution to this research has been enormous. An essential part of this scholarship is contained within this lavishly illustrated selection of lectures delivered by distinguished historians to the British Academy. The lectures cover the period circa 1400 to 1520 and illustrate two aspects of Italy in this period, the political background to the great cultural flowering, and the art of Florence and Rome
The good parliament by George Holmes( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The estates of the higher nobility in fourteenth-century England by George Holmes( Book )

13 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first age of the western city, 1300-1500 : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 8 November 1989 by George Holmes( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's environment : the future( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dante's classic is presented in the original Italian as well as in a new prose translation, and is accompanied by commentary on the poem's background and allegory
Scotland's environment : the future ; proceedings of a one day conference at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on March 17 2000( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford illustrated history of medieval England( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vigorous translation of the Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. The blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the modern reader the rich meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries
 
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Alternative Names
Holmes, Georgius 1927-

Джордж Холмс

ホームズ, G

Languages
English (339)

Spanish (21)

German (4)

Chinese (4)

Italian (4)

Serbian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The later Middle Ages, 1272-1485The Oxford history of ItalyThe Florentine enlightenment, 1400-50RenaissanceFlorence, Rome, and the origins of the RenaissanceEurope : hierarchy and revolt, 1320-1450The Oxford history of medieval EuropeThe Oxford illustrated history of Italy