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  • Medici Moneyby Tim Parks

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided... 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 Mystic Fable, Volume Twoby Michel de Certeau; Luce Giard; Michael B. Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    More than two decades have passed since Chicago published the first volume of this groundbreaking work in the Religion and Postmodernism series. It quickly became influential across a wide range of disciplines and helped to make the tools of poststructuralist thought available to religious studies and theology, especially in the areas of late medieval... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Peripheral Labourby Shahid Amin; Marcel van der Linden

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    Takes an alternative look at the notion of 'wage-workers' and contributes to the development of a non-Eurocentric historiography. more...

  • Possessing Natureby Paula Findlen

    University of California Press 1994; US$ 33.95

    In 1500 few Europeans regarded nature as a subject worthy of inquiry. Yet fifty years later the first museums of natural history had appeared in Italy, dedicated to the marvels of nature. Italian patricians, their curiosity fueled by new voyages of exploration and the humanist rediscovery of nature, created vast collections as a means of knowing the... more...

  • Prelude to the Mahdiyyaby Anders Bjørkelo

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

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

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; Michael Ennis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 2.00

    Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor, The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president. When, in 1512, Machiavelli was removed from his post in his beloved Florence, he resolved to set down a... more...