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The Art of the Bible: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Medieval World
Scot McKendrick & Kathleen Doyle.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780500239476.  Daedalus Item Code: 69639
 
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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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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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Paul Strohm.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026432.  Daedalus Item Code: 71580
 
The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of ... (Read More)
 
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The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe
Michael Pye.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781681772066.  Daedalus Item Code: 69696
 
(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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The Iliad: A New Translation
Homer. Caroline Alexander, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062046277.  Daedalus Item Code: 71575
 
Composed around 730 BC, Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Greeks and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. ... (Read More)
 
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Meditations
Marcus Aurelius. George Long, trans.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784287016.  Daedalus Item Code: 72428
 
Never intended for publication, this book contains the private wisdom of the philosopher Marcus Aurelius, Rome's emperor from 161 to 180 AD. Meditations collects his personal thoughts and ... (Read More)
 
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Painted Glories: The Brancacci Chapel in Renaissance Florence
Nicholas A. Eckstein.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300187663.  Daedalus Item Code: 72208
 
In 1440, on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Florence unexpectedly defeated Milanese forces near Anghiari in eastern Tuscany. Italian history scholar Nicholas Eckstein reveals the impact of this ... (Read More)
 
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The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli. Anne Rooney, intro.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784287009.  Daedalus Item Code: 72430
 
Astonishing in its candor, The Prince remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic treatise on what it takes to seize and hold power as a prince, a king, or even a president. When Niccolò ... (Read More)
 
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The Republic
Plato. Benjamin Jowett, trans.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784286996.  Daedalus Item Code: 72431
 
It expresses original concepts of utopia, of the "inner life" of the mind, and the nature of justice: Plato's Republic forms the foundation of most Western philosophy. His inquiry into ... (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: 72263
 
(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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