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Renaissance

  • Colonization and the Origins of Humanitarian Governanceby Alan Lester; Fae Dussart

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Reveals the ways in which those responsible for creating Britain's nineteenth-century empire sought to make colonization compatible with humanitarianism. more...

  • The English Civil Warby David Clark

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    The English Civil War is a subject of perennial interest. This book presents the ‘essentials? of the conflict in the form of a readable chronological narrative, beginning with the causes of the war and ending with the execution of King Charles I. The author, who has been exploring battlefields for 50 years, describes the celebrated battles – including... more...

  • Five Letters 1519-1526by Hernando Cortés

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'These letters, well edited tell of a great conqueror, fighting for God and his king, and reveal the might proportions of the truly Elizabethan character that was Hernando Cortés.' Times Literary Supplement. Cortés's letters to the Emperor from Mexico are half-letters, half-despatches. The letters were all written between... more...

  • Renaissance Truthsby Alan R. Perreiah

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    For humanists the perfect language was a revived Classical Latin. For scholastics it was a practical logic adapted to the needs of education. Though they have long been portrayed as arch rivals, Alan Perreiah here argues that humanists and scholastics were working in complementary ways toward some of the same goals: most significantly, the early modern... more...

  • Shakespeare the Manby Joseph Candido; Charles R. Forker; Lisa Hopkins; Mythili Kaul; John Mahon; John O?Meara; Shormishtha Panja; Subhajit Sen Gupta; Stuart Sillars; Grace Tiffany; R. S. White

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 89.99

    These essays investigate the political, cultural, and religious mores of the time and how these societal factors may have pressured or influenced Shakespeare and his work. Hamlet speaks of ?the very age and body of the time his form and pressure,? a discussion that challenges the reader to decipher the links between cultural history and their manifestations... more...

  • God?s Traitorsby Jessie Childs

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.34

    The Catholics of Elizabethan England did not witness a golden age. Their Mass was banned, their priests were outlawed, their faith was criminalised. In an age of assassination and Armada, those Catholics who clung to their faith were increasingly seen as the enemy within. In this superb history, award-winning author Jessie Childs explores the Catholic... more...

  • Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Scienceby Richard Yeo

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science , Richard Yeo interprets a relatively unexplored set of primary archival sources: the notes and notebooks of some of the leading figures of the Scientific Revolution. Notebooks were important to several key members of the Royal Society of London, including Robert Boyle, John Evelyn, Robert... 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... more...

  • Echoes of Aquinas in Cusanus's Vision of Manby Markus Führer

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa?s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against the background of other authors associated with Cusanus? own generation of philosophers in order to demonstrate the uniqueness of Cusanus? use of Aquinas. 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...