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  • 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 Conflict Between The Papacy And The Holy Roman Empire During The Early Avignon Era, 1300-1360by Thomas Renna

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 199.95

    A valuable book presenting readers with an overarching view of the literature produced during a time of intense conflict between the papacy and secular rulers just before and during the Avignon Papacy from 1300-1360 A.D. Implicit in the discussions is the question of the nature of the Church itself and its role in society. more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 13.18

    The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I?s reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really... more...

  • Picturing the Book of Natureby Sachiko Kusukawa

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Because of their spectacular, naturalistic pictures of plants and the human body, Leonhart Fuchs’s De historia stirpium and Andreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica are landmark publications in the history of the printed book. But as Picturing the Book of Nature makes clear, they do more than bear witness to the development... more...

  • The Origins of World War Iby Richard F. Hamilton; Holger H. Herwig

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 52.00

    Discusses and examines the possible causes of World War I. more...

  • Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Princeby Peter Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    In this 2007 text Stacey traces the formative impact of Seneca's political philosophy upon medieval and Renaissance thinking about princely government. more...

  • Mayflowerby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    The band of Puritan emigres that left Southampton in 1620 to found a godly colony in Virginia (as the eastern seaboard of the North American continent was known then) carried with them the idealogical seed-corn of a new nation. This is the story of their voyage, their settlement in New England and the influence they had on the forging of a nation.... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...

  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...

  • Locus Amoenusby Alexander Samson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95

    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 demonstrate... more...