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  • The Unfinished Mechanics of Giuseppe Molettiby W.R. Laird

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 32.95

    Laird sets Moletti's Dialogue within the historical background of medieval and Renaissance mechanics, sketches the life and works of Moletti, and analyses the arguments and the geometrical theorems of the Dialogue . more...

  • Christening Pagan Mysteriesby Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 22.95

    This is the first book devoted to investigating the scholarly commonplace that Erasmus’ revival of classical learning defines his evangelical humanism. more...

  • Shakespeare's Big Menby Richard van Oort

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 65.00

    Shakespeare’s Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies – Julius Caesar , Hamlet , Othello , Macbeth , and Coriolanus – through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans. more...

  • The Lost Prince: Henry Stuart The King Who Never Wasby Sarah Fraser

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 22.81

    Henry Stuart?s life is last great forgotten Jacobean tale. Shadowed by the gravity of the Thirty Years? War and the huge changes taking place across Europe in seventeenth century society, economy, politics and empire, his life was visually and verbally gorgeous. more...

  • Separation Scenesby Ann C. Christensen

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    This analysis of five exemplary domestic plays?the anonymous Arden of Faversham and A Warning for Fair Women (1590s), Thomas Heywood?s A Woman Killed with Kindness (1607), Thomas Middleton?s Women Beware Women (ca. 1613), and Walter Mountfort?s T h e Launching of the Mary, or The Seaman?s Honest Wife (1632)?offers a new approach to the... more...

  • Caligula's Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology Under Waterby John M. McManamon

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Sometime around 1446 A.D., Cardinal Prospero Colonna commissioned engineer Battista Alberti to raise two immense Roman vessels from the bottom of the lago di Nemi, just south of Rome. By that time, local fishermen had been fouling their nets and occasionally recovering stray objects from the sunken ships for 800 years. Having no idea of the size 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...

  • 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 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...