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  • Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenmentby Joseph Byrne

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Examining a 300-year period that encompasses the Scientific Revolution, this engrossing book offers a fresh and clearly organized discussion of the human experience of health, medicine, and health care, from the Age of Discovery to the era of the French Revolution. 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

    The women who wielded the real power behind the throne in Renaissance Italy, from a bestselling historian. 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... 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...

  • Henry VIII and His Six Wivesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    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 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 Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler. His fascination with that political rarity and his intense desire to see the Medici family assume a similar role in Italy provided the foundation... more...