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The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land
Thomas Asbridge.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849836883.  Daedalus Item Code: 52356
 
In the late 11th century, Pope Urban II dispatched a vast army to the Holy Land, where it seized control of Jerusalem, initiating 200 years of brutal warfare with the native Muslims. Drawing upon ... (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 catalogue 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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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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Edward III and the Triumph of England
Richard Barber.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780713998382.  Daedalus Item Code: 51554
 
Long viewed as either a backwater or a French satellite, England nonetheless defeated the French army at Crécy in 1346 and subsequently captured Calais, signaling a major change in Europe's balance ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Jane Dunn.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375708206.  Daedalus Item Code: 50340
 
The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage and ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry and Spectacular Design
Trea Martyn.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571217014.  Daedalus Item Code: 52425
 
A historian of gardens, Trea Martyn here offers the beguiling story of how Elizabeth I's two great courtiers fought a lifelong duel for her affections by creating ever more lavish gardens for their ... (Read More)
 
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The Elizabethans
A.N. Wilson.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099547143.  Daedalus Item Code: 52594
 
This sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age from the author of The Victorians and Dante in Love reveals a time of strange and remarkable personages and vast political and social ... (Read More)
 
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Empire Without End: Antiquities Collections in Renaissance Rome, c. 1350–1527
Kathleen Wren Christian.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300154214.  Daedalus Item Code: 52732
 
In the early 15th century, when peasants discovered ancient marble sculptures among the ruins of Rome, they often melted them into mortar; a hundred years later, antique marbles had assumed their ... (Read More)
 
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Fatal Colours: The Battle of Towton, 1461
George Goodwin. David Starkey, intro.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248684.  Daedalus Item Code: 51170
 
When Henry V died in 1422, England's great warrior king was succeeded by his infant son, Henry VI. Historian George Goodwin chronicles Henry VI's disastrous reign and the savage First War of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass
Apuleius. Sarah Ruden, trans.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300154771.  Daedalus Item Code: 51987
 
This 2011 translation breathes new life into Apuleius's classic work. Sarah Ruden follows up her well-received edition of Vergil's Aeneid ("the first translation since Dryden's that can be ... (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, Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about ... (Read More)
 
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