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Challenges to Authority (Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry)
Challenges to Authority (Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry)
by Peter Elmer
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The evolution and reception of the Renaissance was mediated by developments in various other spheres of early modern life and culture. Foremost among these were the religious changes initiated by the Protestant Reformation, which are discussed in the... (read more)

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Defenders of the Faith (09 Edition)
Defenders of the Faith (09 Edition)
by James Reston
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A bestselling historian recounts the epic clash that ended the Renaissance and pushed Islam to the gates of Vienna In Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston, Jr., brought two epochal events in the struggle between Islam and Christendom to readers... (read more)

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The Economy of Early Renaissance Europe, 1300-1460
The Economy of Early Renaissance Europe, 1300-1460
by Harry A Miskimin
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In his unique analysis of the economic structure of early Renaissance Europe, Harry A. Miskimin uses topical economic concepts to examine the far-reaching changes that drew the monarchs of Europe ever further into the management of economic affairs... (read more)

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Renaissance : a Short History (00 Edition)
Renaissance : a Short History (00 Edition)
by Paul Johnson
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The Renaissance holds an undying place in our imagination, its great heroes still our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Chaucer. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to... (read more)

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Attending to Early Modern Women
Attending to Early Modern Women
by Susan Dwyer Amussen
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Scholars from the fields of literature, history, and art history share their methodologies and insights as they recover the voices, texts, and images of European women during the early modern period. The collection also addresses the places of community... (read more)

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The Renaissance: University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 5
The Renaissance: University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 5
by Eric Cochrane
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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization... (read more)

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European Political Thought 1450-1700: Religion, Law and Philosophy
European Political Thought 1450-1700: Religion, Law and Philosophy
by Howell A Lloyd
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The collective, integrated work of fourteen distinguished historians, this book explores political thinking in Europe from the Renaissance to the early Enlightenment. European thinkers of the period may seem to have inherited a common vocabulary and a... (read more)

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Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture
Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture
by Margreta De Grazia
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These essays by leading scholars offer a new focus on the Renaissance via objects rather than subjects.... (read more)

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The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
by David Rundle
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An authoritative companion to the Renaissance that deals with the period in the widest sense, covering not only Italy but developments in the arts, science, and ideas across Europe. The timescale is similarly broad, ranging from Cimabue to Titian, from... (read more)

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Defenders of the Faith (10 Edition)
Defenders of the Faith (10 Edition)
by James Reston
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A bestselling historian recounts the epic clash that ended the Renaissance and pushed Islam to the gates of Vienna In Warriors of God and Dogs of God, James Reston, Jr., brought two epochal events in the struggle between Islam and Christendom to readers... (read more)

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Renaissance Thought and the Arts: Collected Essays
Renaissance Thought and the Arts: Collected Essays
by Paul Oskar Kristeller
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Written by an eminent authority on the Renaissance, these classic essays deal not only with Paul Kristeller's specialty, Renaissance humanism and philosophy, but also with Renaissance theories of art. The focus of the collection is on topics such as... (read more)

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To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology
To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology
by Marina Belozerskaya
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At the beginning of the fifteenth century, a young Italian bookkeeper fell under the spell of the classical past. Despite his limited education, the Greeks and Romans seemed to speak directly to him--not from books but from the physical ruins and... (read more)

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Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong
Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong
by James W. Loewen
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Some myths dont die, and lies are still being told about Christopher Columbus: that he “discovered” the Americas (not only was the land familiar to native inhabitants, but it had also been visited before by Europeans), that the land was... (read more)

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Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)
Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture)
by Dror Zeevi
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A comprehensive survey of sexual discourses in the early Modern Middle East from the Ottoman era in the 16th century to the beginning of the 20th century.... (read more)

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Renaissance Reader
Renaissance Reader
by Kenneth Joh Atchity
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As the transition between the Middle Ages and modern times, the Renaissance is perhaps the most distinguished age since that of Classical Greece. Moreover, the consciousness of our own time was largely formed by those who were given the freedom to... (read more)

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Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700
Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700
by Lauro Martines
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We think of the Renaissance as a shining era of human achievement—a pinnacle of artistic genius and humanist brilliance, the time of Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and Montaigne. Yet it was also an age of constant, harrowing warfare. Armies, not... (read more)

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The Impact of Humanism (Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry)
The Impact of Humanism (Renaissance in Europe: A Cultural Enquiry)
by Lucille Kekewich
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Jacob Burckhardt published his classic and thought-provoking study, The Civilization of the Renaissance, in 1860. Discussion and controversy over his claims for the Renaissance have fueled debates ever since. Taking Burckhardt's work as a starting point... (read more)

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Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe: Finding Heaven
Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe: Finding Heaven
by Christiane L Joost Gaugier
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In this book, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier offers the first systematic study of Pythagoras and his influence on mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, religion, medicine, music, the occult, and social life as well as on architecture and art in the late... (read more)

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The Reign of Charles V
The Reign of Charles V
by William S Maltby
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The Reign of Charles V is an important new study of one of the most important rulers in world history. As the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain during the mid-1500s, Charles V ruled the first truly global empire and was the greatest of all the... (read more)

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1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
by Gavin Menzies
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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... (read more)

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