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  • Richard III: The Maligned Kingby Annette Carson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    After sales of over 10,000 for the print editions, Annette Carson?s acclaimed revisionist analysis of Richard III?s reign goes digital. Carson was a founding member of ?Looking For Richard?, the project that identified the site of his grave and arranged its excavation. She had already flagged up its probable location in this book?s first edition in... more...

  • Becoming Leonardoby Mike Lankford

    Melville House 2017; US$ 25.95

    Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went for decades, yet never quite finish it? Why did he write backwards, and was he really at war with Michelangelo? And was he gay?   In a book... more...

  • The Spiral Pathby Matt Griffin; Matt Griffin

    The O'Brien Press 2017; US$ 7.49

    The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap. Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk. more...

  • Martin Lutherby Peter Stanford

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    'A compelling biography of one of the greatest men of the modern age. Stanford is particularly brilliant on the tensions inside Luther's private and spiritual life. This is a very fine book, written with a flourish.' Melvyn Bragg The 31st of October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther pinning his 95 'Theses' - or reform proposals... more...

  • Les plus terribles affaires de sorcellerieby Louise-Marie Libert

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Découvrez ce qui se cache derrière les procès pour sorcellerie... Dans l?imagination populaire, la grande vague hystérique de sorcellerie, de sabbats et de procès terrifiants de cruauté, avec leurs interrogatoires sadiques et l?horrible issue du bucher, est indissociable de l?image d?un Moyen Âge obscurantiste. Or, la majorité des hallucinants... more...

  • Be Like the Foxby Erica Benner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A rich, vivid and endlessly surprising portrayal of the man and his times' Tracey Borman, BBC History Magazine 'Splendidly colourful ... does a wonderful job of bringing to life Florentine society - the world of the piazzas, the courts, the battlefields' Catherine Fletcher, Literary Review 'Enthralling... more...

  • Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)by Knud Haakonssen; Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Ludvig Holberg (1684?1754) was the foremost representative of the Danish-Norwegian Enlightenment and also a European figure of note. He published significant works in natural law and history, but also a very important body of moral essays and epistles. He authored several engaging autobiographies and European travelogues, a major utopian novel that... more...

  • Beyond the Grand Tourby Rosemary Sweet; Gerrit Verhoeven; Sarah Goldsmith

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Travel in early modern Europe is frequently represented as synonymous with the institution of the Grand Tour, a journey undertaken by elite young males from northern Europe to the centres of the arts and antiquity in Italy. Taking a somewhat different perspective, this volume builds upon recent research that pushes beyond this narrow orthodoxy and... more...

  • Isabella of Castileby Giles Tremlett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    In 1474, a twenty-three year old woman ascended the throne of Castile, the largest and strongest kingdom in Spain. Ahead of her lay the considerable challenge not only of being a young, female ruler in an overwhelmingly male-dominated world, but also of reforming a major European kingdom that was riddled with crime, corruption, and violent political... more...

  • Conversion and Islam in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Claire Norton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The topic of religious conversion into and out of Islam as a historical phenomenon is mired in a sea of debate and misunderstanding. It has often been viewed as the permanent crossing of not just a religious divide, but in the context of the early modern Mediterranean also political, cultural and geographic boundaries. Reading between the lines of... more...