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  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • Gender and Society in Renaissance Italyby Judith C. Brown; Robert C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This major new collection of essays by leading scholars of Renaissance Italy transforms many of our existing notions about Renaissance politics, economy, social life, religion, medicine, and art. All the essays are founded on original archival research and examine questions within a wide chronological and geographical framework - in fact the pan-Italian... more...

  • Elizabethby Lisa Hilton

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 27.00

    An historian offers a new portrait of an subject of perennial fascination, Elizabeth I, casting the queen as she saw herself: not as an exceptional woman, but as an exceptional ruler. more...

  • Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Ageby Elizabeth A. Sutton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    In  Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age , Elizabeth A. Sutton explores the fascinating but previously neglected history of corporate cartography during the Dutch Golden Age, from ca. 1600 to 1650. She examines how maps were used as propaganda tools for the Dutch West India Company in order to encourage the commodification of land... more...

  • Worldly Consumersby Genevieve Carlton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Though the practical value of maps during the sixteenth century is well documented, their personal and cultural importance has been relatively underexamined. In Worldly Consumers , Genevieve Carlton explores the growing availability of maps to private consumers during the Italian Renaissance and shows how map acquisition and display became central... more...

  • Conquerorsby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 11.99

    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime... more...

  • Le Prince de la Concordeby Catherine d'Oultremont; Louis Valcke

    Primento Digital Publishing 2014; US$ 20.99

    Découvrez la formidable existence de l'humaniste Jean Pic de la Mirandole La biographie romancée de Catherine d?Oultremont se déroule dans le respect scrupuleux des grandes étapes de ce que fut la vie de Jean Pic de la Mirandole : sa quête incessante du savoir qui va le conduire dans toutes les grandes universités et les plus célèbres centres d?études... more...

  • Léonard de Vinci et la Statue de Francesco Sforzaby Louis Courajod; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : Quand l'opinion publique a fait son siège à propos d'un point capital de l'histoire de l'art, c'est véritablement entreprendre une tâche ingrate que de vouloir lui apporter de nouveaux éléments d'information. Aussi inexorable que le bon abbé de Vertot, elle oppose longtemps une fin de non-recevoir au chercheur désireux d'agiter encore le... more...

  • The Second Part of the Popular Errorsby Laurent Joubert; Gregory de Rocher

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    This book is an English translation of the second volume of Laurent Joubert?s 1578 French work Erreurs Populaires . In it, Joubert proposed to dispel folk remedies and folklore still relied on by doctors and care-givers in France. It also challenged medical theories and advice from classical Greek and Latin writers that French doctors followed uncritically.... more...

  • Mary I and the Art of Book Dedicationsby Valerie Schutte

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    In this revisionist approach to book history and Marian studies Valerie Schutte argues that manuscript and printed book dedications reveal contemporary perceptions of statecraft, religion, and gender. She offers the first comprehensive catalogue of all book and manuscript dedications to Mary and all books known to have been in Mary's possession. more...