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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2014; US$ 36.38
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before her execution at age 44. This volume sets itself apart from the pack in two important respects: it presents the by now well-known facts about Mary's... more...