Though they are some of the finest and most beautiful works of art to survive the Middle Ages, the paintings in illuminated manuscript Bibles remain all but unknown to the general public. This ... (Read More)
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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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When this stunning catalogue was originally published in three volumes, from 1852–63, what purchasers received was, in essence, a small museum in print. The 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings ... (Read More)
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(A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything; a thousand years later, it was the heart ... (Read More)
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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)