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  • Adagesby Desiderius Erasmus; R.A.B. Mynors; Margaret Mann Phillips

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1982; Not Available

    The Collected Works of Erasmus is providing the first complete translation of Erasmus' Adagia. This volume contains the initial 300 adages with notes that identify the classical sources and indicate how Erasmus' reading and thinking developed over the quarter-century spanned by the eight revisions of the original work. more...

  • Body and Mindby John McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe. Drawing on primary sources, this book takes a thematic... more...

  • The Perfect Princeby Ann Wroe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    In 1491, as Machiavelli advised popes and princes and Leonardo da Vinci astonished the art world, a young man boarded a ship in Portugal bound for Ireland. He would be greeted upon arrival as the rightful heir to the throne of England. The trouble was, England already had a king. The most intriguing and ambitious pretender in history, this elegant... more...

  • The Science of Describingby Brian W. Ogilvie

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Out of the diverse traditions of medical humanism, classical philology, and natural philosophy, Renaissance naturalists created a new science devoted to discovering and describing plants and animals. Drawing on published natural histories, manuscript correspondence, garden plans, travelogues, watercolors, and drawings, The Science of Describing ... more...

  • The Tudorsby G.J. Meyer

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains a The Tudors discussion guide. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty?and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, nevertheless sailed... more...

  • Literacy in Everyday Lifeby Jeroen Blaak

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Focusing on four Dutch diaries from different periods of the early modern age, this book describes in detail the diversified use of reading in everyday life, examining it in a wider context of communication that also includes writing and speech. more...

  • Women of the Renaissanceby Margaret L. King

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    In this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women's experience in Renaissance society. Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King looks... more...

  • Prelude to the Mahdiyyaby Anders Bjørkelo

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 33.00

    This book analyses socio-economic change among the peasants and traders during the the Turkiyya period of Sudanese history. more...

  • Odious Commerceby David R. Murray

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 64.00

    This study shows how British influence affected the course of Cuban history. more...

  • The Mandarin-Capitalists from Nanyangby Michael R. Godley

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This book examines the contribution of Chinese entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to China's early modernization. more...