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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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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: 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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Raphael
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 and 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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