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Renaissance

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  • The Wisdom of Leonardo da Vinciby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

    An intriguing look inside the mind of the Renaissance genius   Leonardo da Vinci stood on a bridge between medieval thought and the modern mind. In this selection of entries from his dozens of coded notebooks and unpublished manuscripts, his unending curiosity in the universe and deep knowledge come through in his energetic style. The self-educated... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. 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 Betrayal of Richard IIIby V B Lamb; Peter Hammond

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    In this classic work, the late V B Lamb and Peter Hammond survey the life and times of Richard III and examine the contemporary evidence for the events of his reign, tracing the origins of the traditional version of his career as a murderous tyrant and its development since his death. The evident grief of the citizens of York on hearing of the death... more...

  • The Book of the Courtierby Baldassare Castiglione

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    An insider's view of court life and culture 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. The ultimate resource on aristocratic manners, it remains the most definitive account of life among the Renaissance nobility. more...

  • Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth Iby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way... more...

  • Music in Elizabethan Court Politicsby Katherine Butler

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Music and musical entertainments are here shown to be used for different ends, by both monarch and courtiers. more...

  • Machiavelli Goes to the Moviesby Eric Kasper; Troy Kozma

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Eric T. Kasper is assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Troy A. Kozma is associate professor of philosophy for the University of Wisconsin Colleges. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; W. K. Marriott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 4.50

    Il Principe ( The Prince ) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously, the text departs from his previous works, but is that for which he is remembered, and which has produced the adjective "Machiavellian".... more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...