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Renaissance Secrets: Recipes & Formulas
Jo Wheeler.
Publisher: V&A Publications.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851775774.  Daedalus Item Code: 53401
From recipes for plague amulets and aphrodisiacs to formulas for lip balm and paint pigments, this book takes you into the secretive world of Renaissance trades—illustrated with intriguing objects ... (Read More)
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Roman Army: The British Museum Pocket Dictionary
Richard Abdy.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714131269.  Daedalus Item Code: 41437
The Roman army supported the largest and most enduring empire of the classical world through its military prowess. What was the secret of its success? British Museum curator Richard Abdy here ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare Insult Generator: Mix and Match More than 150,000 Insults in the Bard's Own Words
Barry Kraft.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452127750.  Daedalus Item Code: 53874
Say what you will about the Bard of Stratford; he certainly had a way of slinging an outrageous arrow or two. You too can put dullards and miscreants in their place with this entertaining little ... (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: 54295
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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S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871404237.  Daedalus Item Code: 59389
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Think you know Roman history? Here a leading classicist presents a new way of seeing the Roman Empire, which promises to become the standard. Mary ... (Read More)
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Tigress of Forlì: The Life of Caterina Sforza
Elizabeth Lev.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908800176.  Daedalus Item Code: 54263
A strategist to match Machiavelli (with whom she had an affair), a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias, a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak, and a mother ... (Read More)
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Titian: The Last Days
Mark Hudson.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802710765.  Daedalus Item Code: 31925
The author of Our Grandmothers' Drums, which won the Somerset Maugham and Thomas Cook awards, Mark Hudson here admires the remarkable, highly experimental late work of Tiziano Vecelli ... (Read More)
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The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother
Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451629545.  Daedalus Item Code: 54029
This is a fascinating historical omnibus by three experts on early Tudor history and the Wars of the Roses, introducing three of England's most powerful women. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa ... (Read More)
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The Young Elizabeth
Alison Plowden.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752459431.  Daedalus Item Code: 41638
"A lucid, well-researched, but unpedantic narrative of 16th-century English royal life and death at a brutal time when a successful noble was one who kept his or her head while others were losing ... (Read More)
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