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  • Poverty and Vagrancy in Tudor Englandby John F. Pound

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.99

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Renaissance Fancies and Studiesby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A groundbreaking critic who also made a name for herself as a writer of supernatural fiction, Violet Paget, writing under the name Vernon Lee, applied her unique analytical lens to the aesthetic and cultural sensibilities of numerous eras over the course of her career. This collection brings together a series of essays and responses to an array of... more...

  • 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...

  • Renaissance and Medieval Costumeby Camille Bonnard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.00

    Maidens in tasseled gowns and elaborate headpieces. Jousting knights in armor with swords and breastplates. Young men in flowing robes and wide-brimmed hats, others on horseback with decorative trappings. This superb collection displays a detailed gallery of costumes worn in the eleventh through fifteenth century, with captions translated from the... more...

  • Remaking English Societyby Steve Hindle; Alexandra Shepard; John Walter

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46

    A tribute to the work of Keith Wrightson, Remaking English Society re-examines the relationship between enduring structures and social change in early modern England. Collectively, the essays in the volume reconstruct the fissures and connections that developed both within and between social groups during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth... more...

  • The Day the Renaissance Was Savedby Niccolo Capponi

    Melville House 2015; US$ 26.95

    In the tradition of big-picture histories like The Swerve , a riveting account of a battle that changed the course of history?and a lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci   When the armies of Florence, Venice, and the Papal States clashed with the forces of the Republic of Milan on June 29, 1440, the outcome would bring the Medicis to power and... more...

  • The Garments of Court and Palaceby Philip Bobbitt

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    A New York Times -bestselling author presents a provocative new interpretation of The Prince The Prince , a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli, is widely regarded as the most important exploration of politics?and in particular the politics of power?ever written. In Garments of Court... more...

  • The Economic History of Latin America since Independenceby Victor Bulmer-Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 38.00

    A comprehensive balanced portrait of the factors affecting economic development in Latin America, first published in 2003. more...

  • Eating Right in the Renaissanceby Ken Albala

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 47.95

    Eating right has been an obsession for longer than we think. Renaissance Europe had its own flourishing tradition of dietary advice. Then, as now, an industry of experts churned out diet books for an eager and concerned public. Providing a cornucopia of information on food and an intriguing account of the differences between the nutritional logic of... 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...