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  • 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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Liberalism and the Economic Orderby Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D. Jr Miller; Jeffrey Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

    This volume offers valuable insights into the nature of liberalism and the problems facing liberal reformers today in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. more...

  • The Last Days Of The Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 14.99

    The epic story of the fall of the Inca Empire to Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the aftermath of a bloody civil war, and the recent discovery of the lost guerrilla capital of the Incas, Vilcabamba, by three American explorers. In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his... more...

  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time?Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone... 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...