In the most legendary battle in Scottish history, a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops at Bannockburn. In an era when such clashes rarely lasted ... (Read More)
The Borgias are synonymous with the corruption and ambition of Renaissance Italy, and here the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City spins ... (Read More)
Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Pamela M. Jones, Franco Mormando & Thomas W. Worcester, eds.
Publisher: Worcester Art Museum. Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780936042053. Daedalus Item Code: 62567
The bubonic plague ravaged early modern Europe from the mid-14th to the early 18th centuries, striking so often and in so many localities that people constantly were on guard against the scourge. ... (Read More)
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The problem of the one and the many is central to ancient Greek philosophy, yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to Aristotle's treatment of it in the Metaphysics. The Central Books of the ... (Read More)
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In July 1518 a mysterious and terrifying epidemic struck the city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women began dancing wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. They did not want to ... (Read More)
She was the first Tudor queen, and the namesake of her granddaughter Elizabeth I. Elizabeth of York was the first-born child of King Edward IV, and like her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, she ... (Read More)
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Five centuries after he ascended the throne, the reputation of Henry VIII is generally being rehabilitated and subtly sanitized. Tudor historian John Matusiak paints a considerably less flattering ... (Read More)
In 312 AD, Constantine—one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire—marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. Having had a vision of a glowing cross in the sky, ... (Read More)
Stephen N. Fliegel. Dilys Blum, Silvia Braconi, Virginia Brilliant, Jonathan Canning, Donal Cooper & Maria Rita Silvestrelli, contributors.
Publisher: Prestel. Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783791352718. Daedalus Item Code: 54772
A little-known Renaissance-era service book for the priest at the altar is the focal point of this handsomely produced catalogue. Known as the Caporali Missal, it was illuminated by the Caporali ... (Read More)
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