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Classical/Medieval/Renaissance Studies
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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The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
William Rosen.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025893.  Daedalus Item Code: 63458
In May 1315, it started to rain, and for the seven disastrous years that followed, Europeans would be visited by a series of curses unseen since the book of Exodus: floods, ice, failures of crops and ... (Read More)
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Bosworth 1485: The Battle that Transformed England
Michael Jones.
Publisher: Pegasus/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605988597.  Daedalus Item Code: 63243
The 1485 Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the dynasties of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle, while the house of Tudor rose from ... (Read More)
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Robert the Bruce: Pocket Giants
Fiona Watson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493558.  Daedalus Item Code: 63081
From disastrous beginnings after he took the throne of Scotland in 1306, having murdered a powerful rival, Robert I—Robert the Bruce—grew into a military leader of consummate vision, posits historian ... (Read More)
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781631492228.  Daedalus Item Code: 69357
Think you know Roman history? In this hugely entertaining history a leading classicist presents a new way of seeing the Roman Empire, which promises to become the standard. Mary Beard—classics editor ... (Read More)
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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
Helen C. Evans & Brandie Ratliff, eds.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179507.  Daedalus Item Code: 61827
The world was changing in the 7th-century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire. Byzantium's southern provinces—North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean—were already vibrant and diverse cultural ... (Read More)
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Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471125706.  Daedalus Item Code: 63159
The life of William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the history of London; as Catharine Arnold tells the story, the great dramatist and the great city came of age together at the turn of the ... (Read More)
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Claire Van Cleave.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714126609.  Daedalus Item Code: 62978
Raphael Sanzio (1483–1520) was a member of the elite group of Italian Renaissance masters that included Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, whose style Raphael was able to adopt and then make his ... (Read More)
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Troilus and Cressida
Geoffrey Chaucer. George Philip Krapp, trans.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486446585.  Daedalus Item Code: 04273
Frequently referred to as the first great English novel and set during the siege of Troy, this tragic verse romance is considered by many to be "Chaucer's greatest poem" (C.S. Lewis). Troilus, a ... (Read More)
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Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero
John Matusiak.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750960892.  Daedalus Item Code: 62355
Five centuries after he ascended the throne, the reputation of Henry VIII is generally being rehabilitated and subtly sanitized. Tudor historian John Matusiak paints a considerably less flattering ... (Read More)
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