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  • 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...

  • Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnleyby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's  Mary Boleyn. Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing... 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...

  • The Economic Development of Japan 1868?1941by W. J. Macpherson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 24.00

    Concise overview of Japanese economic history between 1868 and 1941, with a comprehensive guide to further reading (now updated to 1994). 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...

  • 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...