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City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571245956.  Daedalus Item Code: 41245
 
The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent ... (Read More)
 
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The Classical Tradition
Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most & Salvatore Settis, eds.
Publisher: Belknap Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674035720.  Daedalus Item Code: 41825
 
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus’s sirens to an ambulance’s? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, misunderstood, and reworked by every Western culture ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth
Susan Walker & Peter Higgs, eds.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691088358.  Daedalus Item Code: 21452
 
Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 BC. This lavishly ... (Read More)
 
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Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492–1504
Laurence Bergreen.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122104.  Daedalus Item Code: 34155
 
Following his biographies of Marco Polo and Magellan (as well as of Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, Irving Berlin, and James Agee), Laurence Bergreen here gives us one of the most accomplished, ... (Read More)
 
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Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor
Paul Stephenson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381668.  Daedalus Item Code: 42351
 
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)
 
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The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427–1527
Leonie Frieda.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061563089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43866
 
In this epic chronicle, illustrated with 24 pages of color plates, the biographer of Catherine de Medici traces the lives of eight women who encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of the ... (Read More)
 
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Decorative Arts: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: The Complete Plates
Carl Becker. Carsten-Peter Warncke, ed.
Publisher: Taschen.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783836505185.  Daedalus Item Code: 31721
 
When this stunning catalog was originally published in three volumes, from 1852–1863, what purchasers received was, in essence, a small museum in print. The 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings ... (Read More)
 
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Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Stephen Coote.
Publisher: Pocket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743468701.  Daedalus Item Code: 41258
 
Sir Francis Drake was a pirate, explorer, and Protestant zealot, princely in his bearing and heroic if sometimes foolhardy in his enterprise. He is the archetypal Elizabethan sea-dog, and in this ... (Read More)
 
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Earls of Paradise: England & the Dream of Perfection
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007240524.  Daedalus Item Code: 33596
 
In the Arcadian vision, tomorrow would always be the same as yesterday—a dream that became ever more alluring as the changes of approaching modernity accelerated through 16th- and 17th-century ... (Read More)
 
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The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
Joel F. Harrington.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780809049929.  Daedalus Item Code: 44238
 
Based on the rarely seen journal of a professional executioner in early 16th-century Nuremberg, this fascinating history from the Roland H. Bainton Prize–winning author of The Unwanted Child ... (Read More)
 
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Fra Angelico
Diane Cole Ahl.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780714848303.  Daedalus Item Code: 41200
 
Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (c. 1390–1455), known as Fra Angelico, was possibly the most celebrated religious painter of the Italian Early Renaissance, yet adhered to an austere life in a Dominican ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
 
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about magic. ... (Read More)
 
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