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  • The English Civil Warby David Clark

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Henry VIII and his Six Wivesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Impact of Humanism on Western Europe During the Renaissance, Theby A. Goodman; Angus Mackay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    An up-to-date synthesis of the spread and impact of humanism in Europe. A team of Renaissance scholars of international reputation including Peter Burke, Sydney Anglo, George Holmes and Geoffrey Elton, offers the student, academic and general reader an up-to-date synthesis of our current understanding of the spread and impact of humanism in Europe.... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied. more...

  • The Book of the Courtierby Baldassare Castiglione

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An insider's view of court life 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. more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.50 US$ 55.06

    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...

  • Celestina and the Ends of Desireby E. Michael Gerli

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2011; US$ 59.00

    In 'Celestina' and the Ends of Desire , E. Michael Gerli illustrates how Fernando de Rojas' 1499 novel straddles the medieval and the modern in its exploration of changing categories of human desire - from the European courtly love tradition to the interpretation of want as an insatiable, destructive force. more...

  • The Unfolding of Wordsby Judith Rice Henderson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 67.00

    The Unfolding of Words brings together international scholarship to explore crucial changes in writers' interactions with religious and classical texts. more...

  • The Social World of the Florentine Humanists, 1390-1460by Lauro Martines

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 35.00

    First published in 1963, this groundbreaking study provides a detailed picture of the social structure of Florence in the Quattrocento. Martines's work influenced a generation of scholars and illuminated a complex and multifaceted world. more...

  • The Emblematics of the Selfby Elizabeth B. Bearden

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 69.00

    The Emblematics of the Self breaks new ground in understanding hegemonic and cosmopolitan European conceptions of the ?other,? as well as new possibilities for early modern identities, in an increasingly global Renaissance. more...