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 In this selection of entries from his dozens of coded notebooks and unpublished manuscripts, his unending curiosity in the universe and deep knowledge come through in his energetic style.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

  • 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...

  • The Royal Touch in Early Modern Englandby Stephen Brogan

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    First modern analysis of the custom of the "royal touch" in the Tudor and Stuart reigns. 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...

  • 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...

  • Leonardo Da Vinciby Kenneth Clark; Martin Kemp

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18

    A personally compelling introduction to Leonardo's genius, a classic monograph of Leonardo's art and his development. more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.00

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  • La Civilisation de la Renaissance en Italie de Jacob Burckhardtby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Ouvrage déconcertant et cependant texte fondateur, le monumental « essai » de Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897), fils de pasteur, ayant fait ses études de théologie, puis d?histoire et d?histoire de l?art à Bâle et à Berlin, est son livre le mieux connu, ou le moins méconnu, surtout en... 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...