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  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...

  • Locus Amoenusby Alexander Samson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95

    Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment. A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden history Essays... more...

  • Scottish Covenanter Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Fifty tales from the annals of the 'Killing Times' when Bonnie Dundee carried out King Charles II's edict by hunting down and persecuting the Covenanters throughout Southern and Central Scotland. Many of these have been drawn from little-known sources and verbal records handed down from generation to generation. These include: the murder of John Brown... more...

  • Jacobite Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    For too long, this period of Scottish history has been romanticised with the exploits of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the fore. Dane Love's personal interest in his ancestors has made him research the lives of ordinary men and women who lived, fought and died during this period and the result is a highly readable account of the Jacobite era. All the main... more...

  • The A to Z of the Renaissanceby Charles G. Nauert

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 36.99

    Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe. more...

  • 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...

  • Elizabethby Lisa Hilton

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 27.00

    An historian offers a new portrait of an subject of perennial fascination, Elizabeth I, casting the queen as she saw herself: not as an exceptional woman, but as an exceptional ruler. 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 Day the Renaissance Was Savedby Niccolo Capponi; Andre Naffis-Sahely

    Melville House 2015; US$ 26.95

    It was a battle that change the course of history, and was immortalized in a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was thought lost for centuries . . . until now.    On a sweltering day in June 1440, near the Tuscan town of Anghiari, the simmering conflict among Italy?s principal powers exploded into a battle whereby Florence and the papal... more...

  • Mosquito Empiresby J. R. McNeill

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the links among ecology, disease, and international politics in the context of the Greater Caribbean in the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries. more...