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Renaissance

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  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied. more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; W. K. Marriott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 4.50

    Il Principe ( The Prince ) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously, the text departs from his previous works, but is that for which he is remembered, and which has produced the adjective "Machiavellian".... more...

  • The Essential Galileoby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.95

    Finocchiaro's new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo's career while also letting him speak--in clear English. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo's own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial, or the mature theory... more...

  • Out of the Flamesby Lawrence Goldstone; Nancy Goldstone

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.95

    Out of the Flames tracks the history of The Chrisitianismi Restituto , examining Michael Servetus's life and times and the politics of the first information during the sixteenth century. It is an extraordinary story providing testament to the power of ideas, the enduring legacy of books, and the triumph of individual courage. The Chrisitianismi... more...

  • Locus Amoenusby Alexander Samson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95 US$ 31.16

    Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment. A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden history Essays... more...

  • Scottish Covenanter Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Fifty tales from the annals of the 'Killing Times' when Bonnie Dundee carried out King Charles II's edict by hunting down and persecuting the Covenanters throughout Southern and Central Scotland. Many of these have been drawn from little-known sources and verbal records handed down from generation to generation. These include: the murder of John Brown... more...

  • Jacobite Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    For too long, this period of Scottish history has been romanticised with the exploits of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the fore. Dane Love's personal interest in his ancestors has made him research the lives of ordinary men and women who lived, fought and died during this period and the result is a highly readable account of the Jacobite era. All the main... more...

  • The A to Z of the Renaissanceby Charles G. Nauert

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe. more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    A distinguished scholar explores innovations in art and attitudes in this classic of cultural history. It chronicles the revival of humanism, church/empire conflicts, and the rise of modern government and individualism. more...