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- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99
The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 109.99
Absolutism in Renaissance Milan shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was claimed by the ruling Milanese dynasties, the Visconti and the Sforza, and why this privilege was finally abandoned by Francesco II Sforza (d. 1535), the last duke. As new rulers, the Visconti and the Sforza had had to impose their regime by... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds. But the word ?animal? itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. As Laurie Shannon reveals in The Accommodated Animal , the modern human / animal divide first came strongly into play in the seventeenth century, with... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
Family trees are best viewed on a tablet. A brilliant history of the succession of James I of England, and the shifting power and lethal politics that brought him to the throne. more...