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  • The Book of the Courtierby Baldassare Castiglione

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An insider's view of court life and culture during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility. The ultimate resource on aristocratic manners, it remains the most definitive account of life among the Renaissance nobility. more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Dive into the rich tapestry that was the Italian Renaissance with this masterwork from Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Considered to be a seminal example of historiography of the era, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy plunges readers into an immersive experience of a uniquely significant period. more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.00

    Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in... more...

  • The Economic Emergence of Modern Japanby Kozo Yamamura

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 44.00

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

  • The English Civil Warby Martyn Bennett

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    <div>Presents a series of armed conflicts and political upheaval which spanned the entirety of the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century. This title introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the Civil War, from the St Giles riots in Edinburgh in 1637 to the restoration of Charles II on 8 May 1660.</div> more...

  • The English Civil Warby David Clark

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    The English Civil War is a subject of perennial interest. This book presents the 'essentials' of the conflict in the form of a readable chronological narrative, beginning with the causes of the war and ending with the execution of King Charles I. The author, who has been exploring battlefields for 50 years, describes the celebrated battles ? including... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • The Great Siege of Chesterby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    <div>The appalling effects of civil war are often suffered most horrifically by the ordinary men, women and children involuntarily caught up in it, as it tears asunder the very fabric of their lives. Such was the fate of the citizens of Chester, who for almost four years found themselves at the centre of the battle between King and Parliament.... more...

  • Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenmentby Joseph Byrne

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenment compares and contrasts health care practices of various cultures from around the world during the vital period from 1500 to 1800. These years, which include the Age of Discovery and the Scientific Revolution, were a period of rapid advance of both science and medicine. New drugs were developed... more...

  • Henry VIII and His Six Wivesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    <div>In his hunt for a male heir Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and acquired six wives successively. Of these, two were executed, a chilling first in English history. From these tumultuous events a surprising number of historic sites linked to the Tudors survive, accessible... more...