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  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • Philosophies of Technologyby Claus Zittel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 208.00

    The essays in the present volume attempt to historically reconstruct the various dependencies of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the material and technical culture of the Early Modern era and to draw systematic conclusions for the writing of Early Modern history of science.The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly culture, the Scholastic... more...

  • Traitors of the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2010; US$ 2.80

    A short, sharp shot of royal revenge. More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed... more...

  • Mercantilism in a Japanese Domainby Luke S. Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 88.00

    This book explores the historical roots of economic nationalism within Japan. more...

  • Pragmatism in the Age of Jihadby Michael A. Gomez

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 48.00

    A full history of Bundu, a Muslim state which developed a uniquely pragmatic outlook. more...

  • France and Islam in West Africa, 1860?1960by Christopher Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 48.00

    A major contribution to the social, political and intellectual history of the French West African Federation. more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...

  • Cesare Borgiaby Sarah Bradford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    THE FULL STORY BEHIND THE BORGIAS , NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA STARRING JEREMY IRONS 'Either Caesar or nothing' was the motto of Cesare Borgia, whose name has long been synonymous with evil. Almost five centuries have passed since his death, yet his reputation still casts a sinister shadow. He stands accused of treachery, cruelty, rape, incest and, especially,... more...

  • Liberalism and the Economic Orderby Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D. Jr Miller; Jeffrey Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

    This volume offers valuable insights into the nature of liberalism and the problems facing liberal reformers today in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. more...