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Renaissance

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  • The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614by Lu Ann Homza

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 15.50

    This collection of previously untranslated court documents, testimonials, and letters portrays the Spanish Inquisition in vivid detail, offering fresh perspectives on such topics as the Inquisition's persecution of Jews and Muslims, the role of women in Spanish religious culture, the Inquisition's construction and persecution of witchcraft, daily life... more...

  • The Body of the Conquistadorby Rebecca Earle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating. more...

  • Mesoamerican Voicesby Matthew Restall; Lisa Sousa; Kevin Terraciano

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    A 2006 collection of indigenous-language writings from central Mexico and Guatemala, written during the colonial period. more...

  • The Renaissance Bazaarby Jerry Brotton

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from its art, architecture, and literature, to its advancements in the fields of science, trade and travel. 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

    This authoritative study by a distinguished scholar presents a brilliant panorama of Italian Renaissance life, explaining how and why the period constituted a cultural revolution. Author Jacob Burckhardt chronicles the transition from the medieval concept of society as a conglomeration of classes and communities to the Renaissance focus on individual... more...

  • Apophthegmataby Desiderius Erasmus; Elaine Fantham; Betty I. Knott-Sharpe

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 295.00

    Assembled for the young Prince William of Cleves, Erasmus’ Apophthegmata consists of thousands of sayings and anecdotes collected from Greek and Latin literature for the moral education of the future ruler. more...