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Renaissance

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  • The Plagues of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Plague was the most deadly disease across Europe for more than four hundred years after the onset of the Black Death in the 1340s. Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption which it caused and the literature which it generated, plague has cast a very long shadow, and its reputation is such that it still makes... more...

  • The Great Siege of Chesterby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    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. Chester's... 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...

  • Battles for the Three Kingdomsby John Barratt

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 was the culmination of the ferocious struggle between two kings, James II and William III. This book makes use of research and sources, including eyewitness accounts, to analyse the opposing form of their strategy, tactics and conduct of the war and the reasons for its eventual outcome. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reversing Sailby Michael A. Gomez

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00

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

  • The Deadly Sisterhoodby Leonie Frieda

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    This book is one of drama on a grand scale, a Renaissance epic, as Christendom emerged from the shadows of the calamitous 14th century. The sweeping tale involves inspired and corrupt monarchs, the finest thinkers, the most brilliant artists and the greatest beauties in Christendom. Here are the stories of its most remarkable women, who are all joined... more...