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Renaissance

  • The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeareby Steven Mullaney

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. As Steven Mullaney shows in  The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750: Volume IIby Hamish Scott

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 159.99

    This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented,... more...

  • Worldly Consumersby Genevieve Carlton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Though the practical value of maps during the sixteenth century is well documented, their personal and cultural importance has been relatively underexamined. In Worldly Consumers , Genevieve Carlton explores the growing availability of maps to private consumers during the Italian Renaissance and shows how map acquisition and display became central... more...

  • An Elizabethan Assassinby John Hall

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    Claiming to be heir to the emperors of Byzantium, an exotic but elusive figures called Theodore Paleologus surfaced in mysterious circumstances in the Elizabethan underworld. This first biography of an extraordinary character presents new documentary evidence which supports his imperial pretensions - long dismissed by historians - but also exploses... more...

  • Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Ageby Elizabeth A. Sutton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    In  Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age , Elizabeth A. Sutton explores the fascinating but previously neglected history of corporate cartography during the Dutch Golden Age, from ca. 1600 to 1650. She examines how maps were used as propaganda tools for the Dutch West India Company in order to encourage the commodification of land... more...

  • The Garments of Court and Palaceby Philip Bobbitt

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    A New York Times -bestselling author presents a provocative new interpretation of The Prince The Prince , a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli, is widely regarded as the most important exploration of politics?and in particular the politics of power?ever written. In Garments of Court... more...

  • Conquistadorsby Michael Wood

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.38

    The Spanish conquest of the Americas in the 16th century was one of the most important and cataclysmic events in history. Spanish expeditions endured incredible hardships in order to open up the lands of the 'New World', and few stories in history can match these for drama and endurance. In Conquistadors , Michael Wood follows in the footsteps... more...

  • Rome Measured and Imaginedby Jessica Maier

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a ?crumbling city? populated by ?broken ruins? into a prosperous Christian capital. Scholars, artists, architects, and engineers fascinated by Rome were spurred to develop new graphic modes for depicting... more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Dive into the rich tapestry that was the Italian Renaissance with this masterwork from Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Considered to be a seminal example of historiography of the era, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy plunges readers into an immersive experience of a uniquely significant period. more...