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Renaissance

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  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy is an 1860 work on the Italian Renaissance by Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Together with his History of the Renaissance in Italy (1867) it is counted among the classics of Renaissance historiography. 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...

  • The Kanyok of Zaireby John C. Yoder

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    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$ 50.00

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

  • The Economic Emergence of Modern Japanby Kozo Yamamura

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 46.00

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

  • The Stewart Earls of Orkneyby Peter Anderson

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 17.99

    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who seized power in Orkney in the 1560s and was created earl of Shetland in 1581. Robert's son was the extraordinary... more...

  • The English Civil Warby Martyn Bennett

    The History Press 2009; Not Available

    The English Civil War" was a series of armed conflicts and political upheavals which spanned the entirety of the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century. It was fought on a wide range of religious, political and racial issues, and succeeded in dividing the traditional loyalties of class, friendship and family ties within all four kingdoms. This... more...

  • Needlework of Mary Queen of Scotsby Margaret Swain

    Crowood 2013; US$ 22.99

    Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works... more...

  • Power And Imaginationby Lauro Martines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power—by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures... 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...