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Renaissance

  • Cooking and Eating in Renaissance Italyby Katherine A. McIver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    Renaissance Italy?s art, literature, and culture continue to fascinate. The domestic life has been examined more in recent years, and this book reveals the preparation, eating, and the sociability of dining in Renaissance Italy. more...

  • In The Lion's Courtby Derek Wilson

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.19

    Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships which illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men - all, curiously, called Thomas - whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death. Thomas Wolsey was an accused traitor on his way to the block when a kinder... more...

  • Titled Elizabethansby Arthur F. Kinney; Jane A. Lawson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Published over forty years ago, the original edition of Titled Elizabethans provided a ready reference source to Elizabethan court, state, and household. This long-awaited revised edition expands considerably upon the original, adding new categories and a host of previously overlooked figures. more...

  • Titled Elizabethansby Arthur F. Kinney; Jane A. Lawson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Published over forty years ago, the original edition of Titled Elizabethans provided a ready reference source to Elizabethan court, state, and household. This long-awaited revised edition expands considerably upon the original, adding new categories and a host of previously overlooked figures. more...

  • Leonardo's Brainby Leonard Shlain

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art left-right brain scientific research to explain his universal genius. Shlain shows that no other person in... more...

  • The European Renaissance 1400-1600by Robin Kirkpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    With Italy at its centre, but encompassing the whole of Renaissance Europe, this evocative history challenges some of the popularly-held views on the Renaissance period. In particular, whilst always acknowledging the brilliance and exhuberance of Renaissance culture, Robin Kirkpatrick draws equal attention to the strangeness and often unresolved tensions... more...

  • Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660by Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    This volume revisits a classic book by a famous historian: R.H. Tawney's Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century (1912). Tawney's Agrarian Problem surveyed landlord-tenant relations in England between 1440 and 1660, the period of emergent capitalism and rapidly changing property relations that stands between the end of serfdom and the more firmly... more...

  • Social Change and Continuityby Barry Coward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Barry Coward has revised his wide-ranging text which outlines the major social changes that occurred in England in the two hundred years after the Reformation. He examines the religious and intellectual changes resulting from revolutionary pressures, as well as considering the impact of rapid inflation and population expansion in the later sixteenth... more...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more  Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an... more...

  • Die Stuhlbrüder des Speyerer Domstiftsby Sven Gütermann; Bensheim Institut für Personengeschichte

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 178.48

    Seit seiner Stiftung am Anbruch des zweiten Jahrtausends ist der Speyerer Dom ein christlicher Sakral- und Memorialbau einzigartigen Rangs. Nach der Bestattung Kaiser Konrads II. zunächst zur dynastischen Grabkirche der Salier gewachsen, entwickelte sich der Dom bis in das 14. Jahrhundert mit weiteren Königsbegräbnissen zur Herrschergrablege des Heiligen... more...