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Renaissance

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  • 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...

  • The Feud That Sparked the Renaissanceby Paul Robert Walker

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists, culminating in the construction of the Duomo in Florence, this is also the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and the dawn of the Renaissance, when everything artistic would change. Florence?s Duomo - the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral - is one of the most... more...

  • The Stewart Earls of Orkneyby Peter Anderson

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44

    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 2013; US$ 21.86

    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. more...

  • Needlework of Mary Queen of Scotsby Margaret Swain

    Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49

    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...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more  Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an... more...

  • Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenmentby Joseph P. 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 R more...

  • Reversing Sailby Michael A. Gomez

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 23.00

    This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora. more...

  • The English Civil Warby David Clark

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    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...

  • Henry VIII and His Six Wivesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    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 now through this... more...