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- Birlinn 2013; US$ 16.90
For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who seized power in Orkney in the 1560s and was created earl of Shetland in 1581. Robert's son was the extraordinary... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15
The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was the culmination of the ferocious struggle between two kings, James II and William III. This book makes use of research and sources, including eyewitness accounts, to analyse the opposing form of their strategy, tactics and conduct of the war and the reasons for its eventual outcome. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
Presents a series of armed conflicts and political upheaval which spanned the entirety of the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century. This title introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the Civil War, from the St Giles riots in Edinburgh in 1637 to the restoration of Charles II on 8 May 1660. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
A lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists, culminating in the construction of the Duomo in Florence, this is also the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and the dawn of the Renaissance, when everything artistic would change. Florence?s Duomo - the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral - is one of the most... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 29.95
A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99
Exploration was a central and perhaps defining aspect of the West's encounters with other peoples and lands. Rather than reproduce celebratory narratives of individual heroism and national glory, this volume focuses on exploration's instrumental role in shaping a European sense of exceptionalism and its iconic importance in defining the terms... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00
With special attention to the poems For Lancelot Andrewes , Journey of the Magi , and Ash-Wednesday , G. Douglas Atkins offers an exciting new analysis of T.S. Eliot's debt to the seventeenth-century churchman Lancelot Andrewes and his theories of reading and writing texts. more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99
The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 208.00
The essays in the present volume attempt to historically reconstruct the various dependencies of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the material and technical culture of the Early Modern era and to draw systematic conclusions for the writing of Early Modern history of science.The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly culture, the Scholastic... more...