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Renaissance

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  • The Renaissanceby Jerry Brotton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel. - ;More than ever before,... more...

  • The Tudorsby G.J. Meyer

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains a The Tudors discussion guide. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty?and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, nevertheless sailed... more...

  • A World Lit Only by Fireby William Manchester

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages. more...

  • English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485–1603by Joshua Phillips

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Focusing on Tudor prose fiction from Malory's Morte D'Arthur through the works of Sir Philip Sidney and Thomas Nashe, this study explores the concept of "collective agency" and the extensive impact it had on English Renaissance culture. Ultimately, author Joshua Phillips challenges standard accounts of literary history and periodization... more...

  • Literacy in Everyday Lifeby J Blaak

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Focusing on four Dutch diaries from different periods of the early modern age, this book describes in detail the diversified use of reading in everyday life, examining it in a wider context of communication that also includes writing and speech. more...

  • Women of the Renaissanceby Margaret L. King

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    In this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women's experience in Renaissance society. Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King... more...

  • Leonardo's Legacyby Stefan Klein; Shelley Frisch

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    By the international bestselling author of The Science of Happiness and The Secret Pulse of Time , a fresh exploration of Leonardo da Vinci?s real code: Science! more...

  • Prelude to the Mahdiyyaby Anders Bjørkelo

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 29.00

    This book analyses socio-economic change among the peasants and traders during the the Turkiyya period of Sudanese history. more...

  • Peripheral Labourby Shahid Amin; Marcel van der Linden

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 34.00

    Takes an alternative look at the notion of 'wage-workers' and contributes to the development of a non-Eurocentric historiography. more...

  • Odious Commerceby David R. Murray

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 60.00

    This study shows how British influence affected the course of Cuban history. more...