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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance: Print and e-reference editions available Hardcover – 27 Mar 2003
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'Campbell's phenomenal achievement' is 'a mighty new reference work' and 'a major scholarly achievement'. (Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies)
'Campbell has written this dictionary with three audiences in mind: the academic specialist, the student, and the general reader. All three will find much to value in this highly recommended work'. (The Library Journal)
The book is a tour de force...the contents reflect an astonishing breadth of interests and competencies...again and again, topics that are either unexpected or far from the beaten track come to life in cogent, crystalline and instructive summaries. (Times Literary Supplement)
About the Author
Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of Renaissance Studies and is now the general editor of Review of English Studies. In addition to editing the publications detailed below, Gordon Campbell has also edited four plays by Ben Jonson and was co-editor and translator of Edward King, Milton's 'Lycidas'. He has served as chairman of the Society for Renaissance Studies and President of the English Association, of which he is a director. He has been awarded a D.Litt by the University of York and an honorary doctorate by the University of Bucharest; he is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a corresponding fellow of South African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and a member of the advisory board of the Sociedad Espanola de Estudios Renacentistas Ingleses."
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