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Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
Miles J. Unger.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451678789.  Daedalus Item Code: 71146
 
Among such immortals as Leonardo, Rembrandt, and Picasso, Michelangelo alone stands as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by ... (Read More)
 
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On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy
Alan Ryan.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871407061.  Daedalus Item Code: 64019
 
The author of On Politics as well as biographies of John Dewey and Bertrand Russell, political theorist Alan Ryan here offers an essential and accessible introduction to Plato's most famous ... (Read More)
 
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The Other Tudor Princess: Margaret Douglas, Henry VIII's Niece
Mary McGrigor.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780750961233.  Daedalus Item Code: 71493
 
Margaret Douglas is a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history, but she takes center stage in this "well written, well researched and atmospheric" (John Matusiak) account of the bitter power ... (Read More)
 
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Rome: The Art of the Caesars
Giovanni Simeone, photog. Alessandro Naso, text. Daniela Peressini, trans.
Publisher: Magnus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788870571684.  Daedalus Item Code: 60540
 
Spotlighting 50 surviving great works of Roman antiquity in full-page and double-page plates, this album considers the buildings, sculptures, and public works that both celebrated Roman identity and ... (Read More)
 
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The Seymours of Wolf Hall: A Tudor Family Story
David Loades.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781445634951.  Daedalus Item Code: 70395
 
This history by the biographer of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I tells of the epic rise and fall of the family at the heart of the Tudor court; although the Seymours of Wolf Hall arrived ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare for Grown-ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
E. Foley & B. Coates.
Publisher: Square Peg.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780224098557.  Daedalus Item Code: 71125
 
If you've ever felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp of the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard might be—as in "hoist with his own petard"—then you're in luck. This ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Neil MacGregor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026340.  Daedalus Item Code: 63445
 
Though we feel as though we know the world of Hamlet or Macbeth through Shakespeare's vivid characters, we cannot understand them as his contemporaries did. In this brilliant work of historical ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister
Robert Hutchinson.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244563.  Daedalus Item Code: 70128
 
The son of a brewer, Thomas Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, maneuvering his way to the top by ... (Read More)
 
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A Time to Dance, a Time to Die: The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518
John Waller.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848310537.  Daedalus Item Code: 62467
 
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)
 
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Tudor Adventurers: An Arctic Voyage of Discovery: The Hunt for the Northeast Passage
James Evans.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605986111.  Daedalus Item Code: 60835
 
In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed northeast from London into uncharted waters, seeking a passage to Asia and its riches. Separated in a storm, young scientist Richard Chancellor and his crew ... (Read More)
 
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The Tudor Kitchen: What the Tudors Ate and Drank
Terry Breverton.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781445648743.  Daedalus Item Code: 70396
 
Which now-popular fruit had its first recorded sale in 1633? Which pies did Henry VIII gorge on to go from a 32 to a 54-inch waist? And what was Elizabeth I's first meal after the defeat of the ... (Read More)
 
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