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  • The Perfect Princeby Ann Wroe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    In 1491, as Machiavelli advised popes and princes and Leonardo da Vinci astonished the art world, a young man boarded a ship in Portugal bound for Ireland. He would be greeted upon arrival as the rightful heir to the throne of England. The trouble was, England already had a king. The most intriguing and ambitious pretender in history, this elegant... more...

  • The Science of Describingby Brian W. Ogilvie

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Out of the diverse traditions of medical humanism, classical philology, and natural philosophy, Renaissance naturalists created a new science devoted to discovering and describing plants and animals. Drawing on published natural histories, manuscript correspondence, garden plans, travelogues, watercolors, and drawings, The Science of Describing ... 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...

  • Literacy in Everyday Lifeby Jeroen 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 looks... more...

  • Colombia before Independenceby Anthony McFarlane

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 60.00

    This book describes and analyses economic and political developments in Colombia during the final century of Spanish rule. more...

  • Prelude to the Mahdiyyaby Anders Bjørkelo

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

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

  • Odious Commerceby David R. Murray

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 64.00

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

  • The Mandarin-Capitalists from Nanyangby Michael R. Godley

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the contribution of Chinese entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to China's early modernization. more...

  • Kings, Commoners and Concessionairesby Philip Bonner

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    A first full-length study of the political economy of the nineteenth-century Swazi state. more...