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Renaissance

  • 'Household Business'by Viviana Comensoli

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 27.95

    'Household Business' traces the genre's origins in the cycle plays of medieval England and examines its aesthetic configurations in relation to extra-literary discourses and practices that underwrote Renaissance ideologies of private life. more...

  • The 'Commentaries' of Pope Pius II (1458-1464) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacyby Emily O'Brien

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 65.00

    The Commentaries of Pope Pius II (1458–1464) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy demonstrates the role that Pius and his writings played in the evolution of the Renaissance papacy. more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    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...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • The A to Z of the Renaissanceby Charles G. Nauert

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    Few periods have given civilization such a strong impulse as the Renaissance, which started in Italy and then spread to the rest of Europe. more...

  • Absolutism in Renaissance Milanby Jane Black

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 129.99 US$ 116.99

    Black shows how authority above the law, once the preserve of pope and emperor, was seized, exploited, and eventually relinquished, by the ruling Milanese dynasties. Lawyers supported the free use of absolute power at first, but both sides eventually realized that society could not function unless property and other rights were respected. more...

  • The Accommodated Animalby Laurie Shannon

    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...

  • Africa since 1800by Roland Oliver; Anthony Atmore

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    The fifth revised edition of this well-known introductory text-book on Africa. more...

  • The African Cityby Bill Freund

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 24.00

    This book gives a comprehensive picture of cities in Africa from early origins to the present. more...

  • The African Poorby John Iliffe

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 68.00

    Professor Iliffe traces the history of the poor of Sub-Saharan Africa from the thirteenth-century Ethiopia to the South African resettlement sites of the 1980s. more...