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Renaissance

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  • Mercantilism in a Japanese Domainby Luke S. Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 114.00

    This book explores the historical roots of economic nationalism within Japan. more...

  • Liberalism and the Economic Order: Volume 10, Part 2by Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D. Jr Miller; Jeffrey Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 37.00

    From a variety of perspectives, this volume offers valuable insights into the nature of liberalism and the problems facing liberal reformers today, such as the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. more...

  • Afrikaners of the Kalahariby Margo Russell; Martin Russell

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 28.00

    The popular image of the Kalahari is a romantic one of desert space and untouched Bushmen. 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$ 90.00

    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...

  • Prophecy and Reasonby Andrew Cooper Fix

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    During the second half of the seventeenth century the entire intellectual framework of educated Europe underwent a radical transformation. A secularized view of humanity and nature was replacing faith in the direct operation of God's will in the temporal world, while a growing confidence in human reason and the Scientific Revolution turned back the... more...

  • The Sistine Secretsby Benjamin Blech; Roy Doliner

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous... more...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Random House 2013; US$ 36.91

    Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa's smile lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. Enter a world of corrupt bankers, greedy politicians,... 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...