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Renaissance

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  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time?Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone... more...

  • Leonardoby Curtis Bill Pepper

    Alan C. Hood & Co., Inc. 2013; US$ 12.99

    This compelling novel takes the reader into the tumultuous period of the Renaissance and the origins of Leonardo da Vinci, the bastard child of a notary. Of da Vinci, the eminent art historian Kenneth Clark wrote, ?no more complex and mysterious character ever existed than this Hamlet of art history.? Clark noted that one had to be ?familiar with all... more...

  • Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Scienceby Richard Yeo

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science , Richard Yeo interprets a relatively unexplored set of primary archival sources: the notes and notebooks of some of the leading figures of the Scientific Revolution. Notebooks were important to several key members of the Royal Society of London, including Robert Boyle, John Evelyn, Robert... more...

  • Love in Print in the Sixteenth Centuryby Ian Frederick Moulton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Love in Print in the Sixteenth Century explores the impact of print on conflicting cultural notions about romantic love in the sixteenth century. This popularization of romantic love led to profound transformations in the rhetoric, ideology, and social function of love - transformations that continue to shape cultural notions about love today. more...

  • Poverty and Vagrancy in Tudor Englandby John F. Pound

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.99

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Renaissance and Medieval Costumeby Camille Bonnard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.00

    Maidens in tasseled gowns and elaborate headpieces. Jousting knights in armor with swords and breastplates. Young men in flowing robes and wide-brimmed hats, others on horseback with decorative trappings. This superb collection displays a detailed gallery of costumes worn in the eleventh through fifteenth century, with captions translated from the... more...

  • The Day the Renaissance Was Savedby Niccolo Capponi; Andre Naffis-Sahely

    Melville House 2015; US$ 26.95

    It was a battle that change the course of history, and was immortalized in a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was thought lost for centuries . . . until now.    On a sweltering day in June 1440, near the Tuscan town of Anghiari, the simmering conflict among Italy?s principal powers exploded into a battle whereby Florence and the papal... more...

  • Rural Society and Economic Change in County Durhamby A.T. Brown

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A regional study of landed society in the transition between the late medieval and early modern period. more...

  • The Last Days Of The Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 14.99

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his... more...

  • Body and Mindby John McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe. Drawing on primary sources, this book takes a thematic... more...