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The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782069416.  Daedalus Item Code: 53298
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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Bette Talvacchia.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780714847863.  Daedalus Item Code: 52873
This beautiful monograph explores the life and work of Raffaello Sanzio (1483–1520), better known as Raphael, one of the most important artists in western art history. It discusses Raphael's origins, ... (Read More)
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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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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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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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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 42512
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (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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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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