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The Last Days of the Renaissance: & the March to Modernity
The Last Days of the Renaissance: & the March to Modernity
by Theodore K Rabb
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There is little debate that the Renaissance began at the end of the fourteenth century. Its end, though, is much more difficult to pin down. Here, for the first time, renowned classicist Theodore Rabb defines the changes that marked the shift away from... (read more)

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The Mapmaker's Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe
The Mapmaker's Quest: Depicting New Worlds in Renaissance Europe
by David Buisseret
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In 1400 Europe lagged far behind much of the world in its understanding of the use of maps. And yet, by 1600 the Europeans had come to use maps for a huge variety of tasks, and were far ahead of the rest of the world in their appreciation of the power... (read more)

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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, amongst other influences: the Protestant Reformation; the development of science or natural philosophy; and an interest in witchcraft and demonology. These are evaluated alongside the... (read more)

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Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds
Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds
by Natalie Zemon Davis
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"[A] fascinating tale of a man forced . . . to live between incompatible worlds. Highly recommended." --Library Journal Al-Hasan al-Wazzan--born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco--became famous as the great Renaissance... (read more)

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Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
by Lisa Jardine
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"Fascinating . . . Jardine's attention to the material side of things is an important explanatory complement to the many histories of the period that have dwelt on the sublime works of art . . . Real history is in the details, the small stories, of which... (read more)

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
by Cullen Murphy
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Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews — and with burning at the stake — its targets were more... (read more)

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Renaissance
Renaissance
by Paul Johnson
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Part of the ambitious and authoritative history book series.... (read more)

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Orders and Hierarchies in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Orders and Hierarchies in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe
by Jeffrey Denton
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This Collection Of Essays Examines Different, But Linked, Aspects Of The Social organization of Europe from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries. The essays broach two fundamental questions: how were social distinctions and divisions perceived and... (read more)

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Shakespeare's Restless World: Portrait of an Era
Shakespeare's Restless World: Portrait of an Era
by Neil Macgregor
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The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus We feel we know Shakespeares characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeths... (read more)

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The civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
The civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
by John Hale
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Hale (Italian history, University College, London) analyzes the foundation of modern Western thought and culture during the Renaissance, 1450-1620. He discusses the period's artistic, scientific and philosophical achievements, as well as the negative... (read more)

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Renaissance & Reformation Movements Volume 2
Renaissance & Reformation Movements Volume 2
by Lewis W Spitz
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Two-volume history of the politico-ecclesiastical, intellectual, and cultural life of the two centuries preceding the 16th-century Reformation. Set. 6 x 9.... (read more)

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Renaissance a Short History
Renaissance a Short History
by Paul Johnson
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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... (read more)

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Travel Guide to Europe, 1492: 10 Itineraries in the Old World
Travel Guide to Europe, 1492: 10 Itineraries in the Old World
by Lorenzo Camusso
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Accompany the banker from Florence to Bruges, the French king's archer from Edinburgh to Paris, the ambassador from Vienna to Moscow, and seven other travellers on journeys reconstructed by Italian historian Camusso. A high-quality volume full of... (read more)

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A History of Private Life, Volume 3: Passions of the Renaissance
A History of Private Life, Volume 3: Passions of the Renaissance
by Roger Chartier
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This is a bold and seductive book...Richly illustrated, with contributions from foremost French historians, it is set fair to become the authoritative history of intimacy in the early modern West.... (read more)

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Textures of Renaissance Knowledge
Textures of Renaissance Knowledge
by Philippa Berry
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This volume addresses the multiple, complex and sometimes contradictory forms of knowledge in circulation during a period recognized as a turning point in the intellectual history of Western Europe, and described today alternatively as "early modern" or "... (read more)

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Peasants, Warriors, and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation
Peasants, Warriors, and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation
by Keith Moxey
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In Peasants, Warriors, and Wives, Keith Moxey examines woodcut images from the German Reformation that have often been ignored as a crude and inferior form of artistic production. In this richly illustrated study, Moxey argues that while they may not... (read more)

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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
by Timothy Erwin
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Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture reflects new and highly promising directions of research in the field. The latest volume contains essays by Paula R. Backscheider on theatrical spectacle and by April London on anecdote in Sarah Fielding, as well as... (read more)

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Reformation Europe: Age of Reform & Revolution
Reformation Europe: Age of Reform & Revolution
by De Lamar Jensen
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For full description, see Renaissance Europe: Age of Recovery and Reconciliation, 2/e.... (read more)

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Magdalena and Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in 16th Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband and Wife
Magdalena and Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in 16th Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband and Wife
by Steven Ozment
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Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution
Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution
by Nigel Cawthorne
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