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Renaissance

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  • 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 Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.53

    The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really... more...

  • The House Of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global... more...

  • Tudorsby Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 15.45

    Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward... more...

  • A Brief History of Henry VIIIby Derek Wilson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    Henry VIII changed the course of English life more completely than any monarch since the Conquest. In the portraits of Holbein, Henry Tudor stands proud as one of the most powerful figures in renaissance Europe. But is the portrait just a bluff?In his new book Derek Wilson explores the myths behind the image of the Tudor Lion. He was the monarch that... more...

  • Rob Roy MacGregorby Nigel Tranter

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Rob Roy MacGregor?s name and reputation stride through late-17th- and early 18th-century Scottish history and he is probably the nation?s best-known historical figure next to Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Along with those three, Rob Roy?s portrayal in book and film has created a figure that does not really tally with... 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...

  • Locus Amoenusby Alexander Samson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 34.95

    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 demonstrate... 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...