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Renaissance

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  • Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Presentby Jeff Diamond

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 95.00

    This study examines the ways in which intellectuals of the Renaissance period sought to win the patronage of the powerful while maintaining independence. It analyzes the ethical dilemmas involved and how these were reflected in the lives and writings of Niccolò Machiavelli, Desiderius Erasmus, Thomas More, and Michel de Montaigne. more...

  • The Vatican Heresyby Robert Bauval; Chiara Hohenzollern; Sandro Zicari

    Inner Traditions/Bear & Company 2014; US$ 18.00

    Reveals how the largest Sun Temple in the world, built according to Hermetic principles, is located at one of Christianity’s holiest sites: the Vatican • Shows how famous Renaissance philosophers and scientists called for a Hermetic reformation of Christianity by building a magical Temple of the Sun in Rome • Explains how the Vatican architect... 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...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

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

  • Pragmatism in the Age of Jihadby Michael A. Gomez

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 50.00

    A full history of Bundu, a Muslim state which developed a uniquely pragmatic outlook. more...

  • Mercantilism in a Japanese Domainby Luke S. Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 88.00

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

  • Afrikaners of the Kalahariby Margo Russell; Martin Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 29.00

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