Thanks to the help of the students in this class (ENG406: The Seventeenth Century, Spring 2002 at Florida Southern College), I am pleased to present a list of sites related to the Renaissance/Early Modern period. Each address is accompanied by one (or more) reviews of the site. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me. This site may change during the course, so check back.
This just added: Mia from Mrs. McVey's 5th grade found a great site about clothing during the Medieval and Renaissance periods!
Fashion Through Time ***just added 4/2012!
The Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting host this site. It offers an introduction to the period, including information on the transition as the Middle Ages were left behind and the Renaissance was embraced; also, features such as exploration and trade, and printing and thinking are included on the site. Another useful element on “Renaissance” is a list of related sources that offers many opportunities to expand knowledge of the era. Overall, this site is both pleasing to the eye and informative. “Renaissance” proved to be a worthy introduction to the period. -Danielle Whaley
This site provides a series of easily comprehensible sections that break the rather complex Renaissance of Europe into small chunks. It also provides links to more information about specific topics. Although not terribly detailed or scholarly, this web site is a good introduction to the issues and important discoveries of the period. -Elizabeth Peloso
Virtual Renaissance: A Journey Through Time (site no longer available)
This site provides a glossary of terms that are relevant to the Renaissance as well as chronological lists of important events related to religion, art, politics, and science. The most interesting and fun aspect of the site is that if provides information about what life was like during the Renaissance by setting up a virtual town. You choose your guild and begin your journey as an apprentice. You are free to travel around the town--to the guild hall, the marketplace, and the courthouse among other places; as you wander through the virtual town, you learn about various aspects of Renaissance life. -Sarah Lanius
This web site was created by a group of high school students and is extraordinary. They created a Renaissance world in which one can explore and provided a large number of links to other related web sites. -Joy Beurrier
Norton Topics Online - Early
Has three large topics to choose from and each topic has links to similar web sites and exploration questions. Topics include: Gender, Family, Household: 17th Century Norms and Controversies; Paradise Lost in context; and Civil Wars of Ideas: 17th Century Politics, Religion, and Culture. -Megan Chodora
Includes links to reference lists, articles, recipes, and other Renaissance food related sites. More than just mustard. -Megan Chodora
This website was great. There were links to background information that was separated by topic. Ex. history and politics, royalty, etc. The essays and articles were separated by historical figure. The website made a helpful distinction between student articles and the more professional ones. The author links included life, works, additional sources, and the bookstore. -Jessica English
The website offers a variety of information useful for both easy, quick perusal, as well as finding research information. With a specific section for Renaissance and 17th century work, students can find both works and resources online. All student essays are distinguished from doctorate work to ensure students can identify essays with more expertise and credentials. Useful and easy to manage, the website does not hinder research, but provides helpful links to further credited sources such as Norton online. Students can read the Norton online introductions for the period, as well as pick up biographical information about the writers. I recommend the website for both personal interest and classroom purposes. -Melissa Slavicz
It was a pretty cool site and had a bunch of informative links. From what I saw, it was split up into 3 main sections: 1) Middle English Lit 2) 16th Century English Lit 3) 17th Century English Lit. There was a pretty good introduction to the 17th century, and each section had a whole slew of in depth links to popular authors from that time frame, as well as links to additional resources on the topic. -Lacy Emmerling
This site basically tells about the arts, literature, paintings, sculpture, architecture, music, and the culture of the Renaissance times. This website is helpful to get a general overview of the Renaissance, but it is not very interactive and does not offer a new twist to the Renaissance. Otherwise, it is a very informative site. -BJ Pitzen
last updated 4/12