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Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America
Peter C. Mancall.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164220.  Daedalus Item Code: 32741
 
Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident. ... (Read More)
 
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Italian Paintings 1250–1450: 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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A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome: ArtPlace Series
Angela K. Nickerson.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780977742912.  Daedalus Item Code: 53100
 
Part biography, part history, and part travel guide, this abundantly illustrated book explores the complex relationship between Michelangelo and the city he called home for most of his life. It ... (Read More)
 
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Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France
Martha Wolff, ed.
Publisher: Yale/Art Institute of Chicago.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300170252.  Daedalus Item Code: 52767
 
At the turn of the 16th century French art entered a dynamic transitional period, during which the country—resurgent after the dislocations of the Hundred Years' War—invaded Italy and all media ... (Read More)
 
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Knights in History and Legend
Constance Brittain Bouchard, consultant.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781740480284.  Daedalus Item Code: 42074
 
Examining both our fairy tale conception of knights and their somewhat more prosaic reality, this beautifully illustrated history traces the knights from their beginnings as military retainers a ... (Read More)
 
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Life in a Medieval Town
Peter Hammond.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848681262.  Daedalus Item Code: 52435
 
What it was like living in a medieval town? What sort of house would you live in? What would you eat, and what might you do for a living? In this small chapbook Peter Hammond introduces readers to ... (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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Mapping the New World: Renaissance Maps from the American Museum in Britain
Anne Armitage & Laura Beresford.
Publisher: Scala.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781857598223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52723
 
Spurred on by thoughts of treasure, European travelers changed the shape of the New World as they mapped the Americas from the 15th through the 17th centuries. As seen in this book's more than 125 ... (Read More)
 
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Medieval Sieges & Siegecraft
Geoffrey Hindley.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626361409.  Daedalus Item Code: 52145
 
In this vivid reconstruction of siege warfare in the medieval world, with detailed descriptions of weapons and tactics, Geoffrey Hindley serves us the history of military sieges from every angle. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Odyssey
Homer. Samuel Butler, trans. Damian Stocking, intro.
Publisher: Barnes & Noble.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781435137738.  Daedalus Item Code: 51886
 
Following the warrior Odysseus home to Greece from the Trojan War, in a journey troubled at every turn by gods and demi-gods, Homer's epic tale is one of the founding works of Western literature. ... (Read More)
 
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The Odyssey
Homer. Stephen Mitchell, trans.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451674170.  Daedalus Item Code: 52487
 
In words of great poetic power, Stephen Mitchell's translation brings Odysseus and his adventures vividly to life in a fast stream of action and imagery. Homer's tales of one-eyed man-eating giants; ... (Read More)
 
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