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Renaissance

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  • 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...

  • Ambivalent Conquestsby Inga Clendinnen

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    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...

  • The Age of Elizabethby 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...

  • William Shakespeareby David Bevington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissanceby Michael Wyatt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Leading international contributors present a lively and interdisciplinary panorama of the Italian Renaissance as it has developed in recent decades. more...

  • Financial Revolution 1660 - 1750, Theby Henry G. Roseveare

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.99

    The financial revolution marked the end of medieval England, and through the major institutions such as Lloyds and the Bank of England, laid the foundations on which England's emergence as a world power was based. The subsequent changes radically altered English politics, and this book aims to provide a concise guide to them. The series provides analysis... more...

  • Renaissance Humanismby Margaret L. King

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    By far the best collection of sources to introduce readers to Renaissance humanism in all its many guises. What distinguishes this stimulating and useful anthology is the vision behind it: King shows that Renaissance thinkers had a lot to say, not only about the ancient world--one of their habitual passions--but also about the self, how civic experience... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...