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Renaissance

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  • Medici Moneyby Tim Parks

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 11.98

    The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and the dramatic development and collapse of their bank (from Cosimo who took it over in 1419 to his grandson Lorenzo the Magnificent who presided... more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    ?A classic introduction to Galileo?s masterpiece.??William A. Wallace, author of Galileo?s Logic of Discovery and Proof more...

  • The Body of the Conquistadorby Rebecca Earle

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating. more...

  • Other Tudor Princessby Mary McGrigor

    The History Press 2016; US$ 14.57

    The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history - but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during the reign of Henry VIII. Imprisoned in the Tower on two occasions for her scandalous affairs, she also arranged the marriage of her son, Lord... more...

  • The Black Prince of Florenceby Catherine Fletcher

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'Nothing in sixteenth-century history is more astonishing than the career of Alessandro de' Medici' (Hilary Mantel). In The Black Prince of Florence, a dramatic tale of assassination, spies and betrayal, the first retelling of Alessandro's life in two-hundred years opens a window onto the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy. The year... more...

  • Locus Amoenusby Alexander Samson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 35.95

    Locus Amoenus provides a pioneering collection of new perspectives on Renaissance garden history, and the impact of its development. Experts in the field illustrate the extent of our knowledge of how the natural world looked and how humans related to their environment. A ground-breaking collection of new perspectives on garden history Essays... more...

  • Scottish Covenanter Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Fifty tales from the annals of the 'Killing Times' when Bonnie Dundee carried out King Charles II's edict by hunting down and persecuting the Covenanters throughout Southern and Central Scotland. Many of these have been drawn from little-known sources and verbal records handed down from generation to generation. These include: the murder of John Brown... more...

  • Jacobite Storiesby Dane Love

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    For too long, this period of Scottish history has been romanticised with the exploits of Bonnie Prince Charlie to the fore. Dane Love's personal interest in his ancestors has made him research the lives of ordinary men and women who lived, fought and died during this period and the result is a highly readable account of the Jacobite era. All the main... more...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 36.99

    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...