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Renaissance

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  • New Methods for Social Historyby Larry J. Griffin; Marcel van der Linden

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00

    This 1999 collection introduces some of the most interesting new research methods for social historians. more...

  • Famine, Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Societyby John Walter; Roger Schofield

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00

    Although Western societies cannot escape from images of famine in the present world, their direct experience of widespread hunger has receded into the past. England was one of the very first countries to escape from the shadow of famine; in this volume a team of distinguished economic, social and demographic historians analyses why. Focusing on England... more...

  • The Fifteenth Century Illustrations of Christine De Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladiesby Laura Rinaldi Dufresne

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 199.95

    Christine de Pizan was one of the few authors of late medieval France involved with all aspects of her manuscripts’ production. Her work has received enormous scholarly attention as their subject is nothing less than the history and education of women. This book fills a gap in the scholarship by shifting the attention from their literary content... more...

  • The Borgias and Their Enemiesby Christopher Hibbert

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life.   The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia,... more...

  • A More Perfect Heavenby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    During the 1530s, rumours of a potentially revolutionary theory of how the heavens worked emanating from a small city in Poland began to spread throughout Europe. The architect of this theory was a Polish cleric named Nicolaus Copernicus. In around 1514 Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory, in which... more...

  • The Italian Renaissanceby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.95

    In this brilliant and widely acclaimed work, Peter Burke presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. He discusses the social and political institutions which existed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and analyses the ways of thinking and seeing which characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity.... more...

  • Age of Elizabeth, Theby D. M. Palliser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    This famous book was the first up-to-date survey of its field for a generation; even today, when work on early modern social history proliferates, it remains the only general economic history of the age. This second edition, substantially revised and expanded, is clear in outline, rich in detail, stressing continuity as well as change, balancing the... more...

  • William Shakespeareby David Bevington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international... 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...

  • Financial Revolution 1660 - 1750, Theby Henry G. Roseveare

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.99

    The financial revolution marked the end of medieval England, and through the major institutions such as Lloyds and the Bank of England, laid the foundations on which England's emergence as a world power was based. The subsequent changes radically altered English politics, and this book aims to provide a concise guide to them. The series provides analysis... more...