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  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; W. K. Marriott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 4.50

    Il Principe ( The Prince ) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously, the text departs from his previous works, but is that for which he is remembered, and which has produced the adjective "Machiavellian".... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Renaissanceby Michael Wyatt

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Leading international contributors present a lively and interdisciplinary panorama of the Italian Renaissance as it has developed in recent decades. more...

  • The Renaissanceby Paul Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization;... more...

  • Subaltern Livesby Clare Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This fascinating book uses biographical fragments to shed new light on colonial life and convictism in the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean. 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 Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed... more...

  • The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300?2050by MacGregor Knox; Williamson Murray

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century. more...

  • Guano and the Opening of the Pacific Worldby Gregory T. Cushman

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book traces the history of bird guano, demonstrating how this unique commodity helped unite the Pacific Basin with the industrialized world. more...

  • The Life of Cesare Borgiaby Rafael Sabatini

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptive detail that you don't usually find in musty... more...