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Renaissance

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  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.09

    Featuring the beauties of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, combined with the dark and hidden side of the Renaissance, by an acclaimed historian and expert in the period. 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Blood and Rosesby Helen Castor

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 13.11

    The Wars of the Roses turned England upside down. Between 1455 and 1485 four kings lost their thrones, more than forty noblemen lost their lives on the battlefield or their heads on the block, and thousands of the men who followed them met violent deaths. Yet almost nothing is known about the thoughts and feelings of the people who lived through this... 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...

  • 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$ 15.00

    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 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...

  • 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...