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Renaissance

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  • Law and History in Cervantes' Don Quixoteby Susan Byrne

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 26.95

    Law and History in Cervantes’ Don Quixote illustrates how Cervantes’ art highlighted the inconsistencies of juridical-historical texts and practice, as well as anticipated the ultimate resolution of their paradoxes. more...

  • The World Beyond Europe in the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariostoby Jo Ann Cavallo

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 87.00

    “This articulate, engaging, and well-documented study represents an important work of scholarship in its cross-cultural considerations of Italian Renaissance epic poetry.” Prize Committtee Citation, MLA Scaglione Priize for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies more...

  • Fair Copiesby Matthew Zarnowiecki

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; US$ 65.00

    In Fair Copies , Matthew Zarnowiecki argues that poetic production was re-envisioned during this period, which was rife with models of copying and imitation, to include reproduction as one of its inherent attributes. more...

  • North/Southby Ricardo J. Quinones

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    North/South focuses on the dramatic changes in the intellectual and political typography of a Europe divided between the countries of the North and of those of the South. more...

  • Reformation Thoughtby Margaret L. King

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 16.50

    "A highly approachable collection of selections both canonical (but not less important for that; one can?t teach the Reformation without key texts from Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, et al.) and less well known. The latter texts?from Mantova, Melancthon, Beza, Riedeman, Campion, Hoby, Pole, and others?are illuminating and useful in every case. The decision... 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...

  • Philosophies of Technologyby Claus Zittel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 208.00

    The essays in the present volume attempt to historically reconstruct the various dependencies of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the material and technical culture of the Early Modern era and to draw systematic conclusions for the writing of Early Modern history of science.The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly culture, the Scholastic... more...

  • Traitors of the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2010; US$ 2.80

    A short, sharp shot of royal revenge. More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed... more...

  • France and Islam in West Africa, 1860?1960by Christopher Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    A major contribution to the social, political and intellectual history of the French West African Federation. more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...