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Renaissance

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  • The First Century of Welfareby Jonathan Healey

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    The English 'Old Poor Law' was the first national system of tax-funded social welfare in the world. It provided a safety net for hundreds of thousands of paupers at a time of very limited national wealth and productivity. The First Century of Welfare , which focusses on the poor, but developing, county of Lancashire, provides the first major regional... more...

  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    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 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone... more...

  • Love in Print in the Sixteenth Centuryby Ian Frederick Moulton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Mona Lisaby Dianne Hales

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 14.99

    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 9 million visitors trek to view her portrait in the Louvre.Yet while everyone... 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...

  • Body and Mindby John McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe. Drawing on primary sources, this book takes a thematic... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Paul Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99

    The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization;... more...

  • The Perfect Princeby Ann Wroe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99

    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 Renaissanceby Jerry Brotton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel. - ;More than ever before,... more...