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  • 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 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 In this selection of entries from his dozens of coded notebooks and unpublished manuscripts, his unending curiosity in the universe and deep knowledge come through in his energetic style.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...

  • 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...

  • Battle Royalby Hugh Bicheno

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    England, 1464. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for 3 years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian king Henry VI languishes in the Tower. But Edward will soon alienate his backers by favouring the family of his ambitious wife, Elizabeth Woodville. And he will fall out with his chief supporter, Warwick 'the Kingmaker', with dire consequences.... more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Dive into the rich tapestry that was the Italian Renaissance with this masterwork from Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Considered to be a seminal example of historiography of the era, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy plunges readers into an immersive experience of a uniquely significant period. more...

  • The House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... more...

  • The English Civil Warby David Clark

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    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... more...

  • The Plagues of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    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$ 19.99

    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...