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  • The Renaissance: All That Mattersby Michael Halvorson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Was the Renaissance just a period of extraordinary art and architecture? The Renaissance: All That Matters examines the major developments of the Renaissance era from its beginnings in Italian city/states to later cultural, political, and scientific achievements in France, Spain, England, and Germany. By examining original sources and introducing... more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    This authoritative study by a distinguished scholar presents a brilliant panorama of Italian Renaissance life, explaining how and why the period constituted a cultural revolution. Author Jacob Burckhardt chronicles the transition from the medieval concept of society as a conglomeration of classes and communities to the Renaissance focus on individual... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici family assume a similar role in Italy provided the foundation... more...

  • The Garments of Court and Palaceby Philip Bobbitt

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    A New York Times -bestselling author presents a provocative new interpretation of The Prince The Prince , a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli, is widely regarded as the most important exploration of politics?and in particular the politics of power?ever written. In Garments of Court... more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    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$ 36.00

    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...

  • The Kanyok of Zaireby John C. Yoder

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 40.00

    A history of the Kanyok, based on their oral histories, myths and legends. more...

  • Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Tradeby Boubacar Barry

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 48.00

    Authoritative account of 400 years of West African history by a leading scholar. 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...

  • The Economic Emergence of Modern Japanby Kozo Yamamura

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00

    A useful book explaining how Japan succeeded in transforming an agricultural economy into an advanced industrial economy. more...