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Renaissance

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  • Health and the Cityby Isla Fay

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    An exploration of the health, sanitation, and cleanliness of one of England's most important medieval and early modern cities. 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 Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.86

    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...

  • The Renaissance: All That Mattersby Michael Halvorson; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    Was the Renaissance just a period of extraordinary art and architecture?. The Renaissance: All That Matters examines the major developments of the Renaissance era from its beginnings in Italian city/states to later cultural,political,and scientific achievements in France,Spain,England,and Germany. By examining original sources and introducing readers... 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$ 49.95

    Describes and analyzes the varieties of sport, games and physical education practiced in Western Europe between 450-1650 AD in their historical and cultural context. 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...