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Renaissance

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  • 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 Perfect Princeby Ann Wroe

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • A World Lit Only by Fireby William Manchester

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages. more...

  • English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485–1603by Joshua Phillips

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Focusing on Tudor prose fiction from Malory's Morte D'Arthur through the works of Sir Philip Sidney and Thomas Nashe, this study explores the concept of "collective agency" and the extensive impact it had on English Renaissance culture. Ultimately, author Joshua Phillips challenges standard accounts of literary history and periodization... more...

  • Literacy in Everyday Lifeby J Blaak

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Focusing on four Dutch diaries from different periods of the early modern age, this book describes in detail the diversified use of reading in everyday life, examining it in a wider context of communication that also includes writing and speech. more...

  • Leonardo's Legacyby Stefan Klein; Shelley Frisch

    Da Capo Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    By the international bestselling author of The Science of Happiness and The Secret Pulse of Time , a fresh exploration of Leonardo da Vinci?s real code: Science! more...