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Renaissance

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  • The Plagues of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Plague was the most deadly disease across Europe for more than four hundred years after the onset of the Black Death in the 1340s. Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption which it caused and the literature which it generated, plague has cast a very long shadow, and its reputation is such that it still makes... 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...

  • France and Islam in West Africa, 1860?1960by Christopher Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 48.00

    A major contribution to the social, political and intellectual history of the French West African Federation. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissanceby Michael Wyatt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Leading international contributors present a lively and interdisciplinary panorama of the Italian Renaissance as it has developed in recent decades. more...

  • The Political Economy of Merchant Empiresby James D. Tracy

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 52.00

    This book focuses on why Europe became the dominant economic force in global trade between 1450 and 1750. more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

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

  • Mary Queen Of Scotsby Alison Weir

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    On the night of 10 February 1567 an explosion devastated the Edinburgh residence of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. The noise was heard as far away as Holyrood Palace, where Queen Mary was attending a wedding masque. Those arriving at the scene of devastation found, in the garden, the naked corpses of Darnley and... more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and... more...

  • The Unbound Prometheusby David S. Landes

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Second edition of David Landes's classic history of industrial revolution and economic development in Europe. more...

  • Lucrezia Borgiaby Sarah Bradford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance?incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither... more...