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Renaissance

  • The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europeby Oren Margolis

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    A study of Ren? of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art. more...

  • The Battle of Lepantoby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 7th October 1571, two ships, one Christian and the other Ottoman, crossed paths on the Gulf of Lepanto. This meeting was followed by one of the largest naval battles in history, pitting the Holy League of the Christian world against the Ottoman Empire of the Muslim East. The final victory of the Holy League put a definitive end to the Muslim expansionism... more...

  • The Black Prince of Florenceby Catherine Fletcher

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing than the career of Alessandro de' Medici' Hilary Mantel In The Black Prince of Florence, a dramatic tale of assassination, spies and betrayal, the first retelling of Alessandro's life in two-hundred years opens a window onto the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy. ?Astonishing... more...

  • Other Tudor Princessby Mary McGrigor

    The History Press 2016; US$ 14.57

    The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history - but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII. Imprisoned in the Tower on two occasions for her scandalous affairs, she also arranged the marriage of her son, Lord... more...

  • Curious and Modern Inventionsby Rebecca Cypess

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 55.00

    Early seventeenth-century Italy saw a revolution in instrumental music. Large, varied, and experimental, the new instrumental repertoire was crucial for the Western tradition?but until now, the impulses that gave rise to it had yet to be fully explored. Curious and Modern Inventions offers fresh insight into the motivating forces behind this music,... more...

  • A Short History of Irelandby Breandán Ó hEithir; Brendan O'Brien

    The O'Brien Press 2016; US$ 8.74

    A short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers. It clearly shows the development of Ireland to the present time. more...

  • Setting Plato Straightby Todd W. Reeser

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-century European humanists to thank. As these scholars?most of them Catholic?read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem: how to be faithful to the... more...

  • Rural Society and Economic Change in County Durhamby A.T. Brown

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A regional study of landed society in the transition between the late medieval and early modern period. more...

  • The Clock and the Mirrorby Nancy G. Siraisi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 60.50

    Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576), renowned as a mathematician, encyclopedist, astrologer, and autobiographer, was by profession a medical practitioner. His copious writings on medicine reflect both the complexity and diversity of the Renaissance medical world and the breadth of his own interests. In this book, Nancy Siraisi draws on selected themes in... more...

  • The Mystic Fable, Volume Twoby Michel de Certeau; Luce Giard; Michael B. Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    More than two decades have passed since Chicago published the first volume of this groundbreaking work in the Religion and Postmodernism series. It quickly became influential across a wide range of disciplines and helped to make the tools of poststructuralist thought available to religious studies and theology, especially in the areas of late medieval... more...