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Renaissance

  • 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...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    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...

  • 1491 (Second Edition)by Charles C. Mann

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    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

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • The African Cityby Bill Freund

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    This 2007 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$ 64.00

    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...

  • Africans and the Industrial Revolution in Englandby Joseph E. Inikori

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 42.00

    Detailed study of the role of overseas trade and Africans in the Industrial Revolution. more...

  • Afrikaners of the Kalahariby Margo Russell; Martin Russell

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 28.00

    The popular image of the Kalahari is a romantic one of desert space and untouched Bushmen. more...