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Italian Paintings 12501450: In the John G. Johnson Collection and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Carl Brandon Strehlke.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780876331842.  Daedalus Item Code: 42130
 
When Philadelphia lawyer John G. Johnson began to collect art in the late 19th century, he made Italian paintings from the early Renaissance a specialty, and eventually donated his distinguished ... (Read More)
 
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J.A. Froude's The Reign of Mary Tudor
J.A. Froude. Eamon Duffy, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441186850.  Daedalus Item Code: 42578
 
"Great historical writing, perhaps all historical writing, holds a mirror up to two different worlds: the age it sets out to describe, and the age in which it is written," explains Eamon Duffy in his ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099457237.  Daedalus Item Code: 22166
 
(Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Nonfiction) Eric Jager's 2005 investigation recounts the last duel decreed by order of the Parlement of Paris. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a ... (Read More)
 
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Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illuminations from Philadelphia Collections
James R. Tanis & Jenny A. Thompson, eds.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780876331446.  Daedalus Item Code: 42135
 
This catalog illustrates and describes a collection of lesser-known treasures in Philadelphia's numerous museums, libraries, and other public holdings: 80 illuminated manuscripts, as well as ... (Read More)
 
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Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World
Stefan Klein. Shelley Frisch, trans.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820083.  Daedalus Item Code: 43414
 
"With my Leonardo library that would require a truck scale to weigh, how did I miss Ludovico Sforza using a remote mill in Mora Bassa for trysts with the Lady with Ermine? The answer: ... (Read More)
 
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The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
Jonathan Jones.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307594754.  Daedalus Item Code: 42399
 
Michelangelo and Leonardo lived five centuries ago, yet their works still suffuse our culture. They have been equally revered since their lifetimes, though we admire them mostly in isolation of each ... (Read More)
 
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The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
Jonathan Jones.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743285391.  Daedalus Item Code: 38298
 
Michelangelo and Leonardo lived five centuries ago, yet their works still suffuse our culture. They have been equally revered since their lifetimes, though we admire them mostly in isolation of each ... (Read More)
 
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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
Caroline Alexander. Kevin Leahy, intro.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426208140.  Daedalus Item Code: 32771
 
In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 3500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver artifacts, weapons, and armor dating back almost 1500 years, to an era when the ... (Read More)
 
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The Parthenon Sculptures
Ian Jenkins. Ivor Kerslake & Dudley Hubbard, photos.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674026926.  Daedalus Item Code: 40052
 
The senior curator of Greek and Roman antiquities in the British Museum, Ian Jenkins here surveys the Museum's Parthenon sculptures as prime examples of classical Greek art, as well as how they have ... (Read More)
 
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The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782069416.  Daedalus Item Code: 42879
 
England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne, following years of turmoil, a new dynasty is poised to drive his turbulent country out from the Dark Ages and transform it into the nation state we ... (Read More)
 
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Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Kostas Vlassopoulos.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380897.  Daedalus Item Code: 13728
 
Ancient Greece is famous as the civilization that "gave" the world democracy. Democracy has in modern times become the rallying cry of liberation from supposed totalitarianism and dictatorship. It is ... (Read More)
 
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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
Giles Milton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312421298.  Daedalus Item Code: 34986
 
Before he gave us Nathaniel's Nutmeg and Big Chief Elizabeth, Giles Milton's first book was this sparkling travelogue in the legendary footsteps of Sir John Mandeville, the ... (Read More)
 
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