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  • The Fifteenth Century Illustrations of Christine De Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladiesby Laura Rinaldi Dufresne

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 199.95

    Christine de Pizan was one of the few authors of late medieval France involved with all aspects of her manuscripts’ production. Her work has received enormous scholarly attention as their subject is nothing less than the history and education of women. This book fills a gap in the scholarship by shifting the attention from their literary content... more...

  • Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Geography, Performance, Privacyby Angela Vanhaelen; Joseph P. Ward

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited in this volume are voluntary groupings of diverse individuals that could coalesce through the performative uptake of shared cultural forms and... more...

  • The Conflict Between The Papacy And The Holy Roman Empire During The Early Avignon Era, 1300-1360by Thomas Renna

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 199.95

    A valuable book presenting readers with an overarching view of the literature produced during a time of intense conflict between the papacy and secular rulers just before and during the Avignon Papacy from 1300-1360 A.D. Implicit in the discussions is the question of the nature of the Church itself and its role in society. more...

  • The Borgias and Their Enemiesby Christopher Hibbert

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    The first major biography of the Borgias in thirty years, Christopher Hibbert's latest history brings the family and the world they lived in—the glittering Rome of the Italian Renaissance—to life.   The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia,... more...

  • Medici Moneyby Tim Parks

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided... more...

  • The Queen's Bedby Anna Whitelock

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 28.99

    From the private world of a beloved queen, a story of intimacy, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen?s court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels, and shared her... more...

  • Ambivalent Conquestsby Inga Clendinnen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    A study of Mayan conversion in sixteenth-century Yucatan. more...

  • A More Perfect Heavenby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    During the 1530s, rumours of a potentially revolutionary theory of how the heavens worked emanating from a small city in Poland began to spread throughout Europe. The architect of this theory was a Polish cleric named Nicolaus Copernicus. In around 1514 Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory, in which... more...

  • The Italian Renaissanceby Peter Burke

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.95

    In this brilliant and widely acclaimed work, Peter Burke presents a social and cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. He discusses the social and political institutions which existed in Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and analyses the ways of thinking and seeing which characterized this period of extraordinary artistic creativity.... more...

  • Age of Elizabeth, Theby D. M. Palliser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    This famous book was the first up-to-date survey of its field for a generation; even today, when work on early modern social history proliferates, it remains the only general economic history of the age. This second edition, substantially revised and expanded, is clear in outline, rich in detail, stressing continuity as well as change, balancing the... more...