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Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day
Donald P. Ryan.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251485.  Daedalus Item Code: 71101
 
If ever a troublesome time warp should send you back to the 13th century BC, this is the only guide you'll need to navigate your way around the Egypt of Ramesses the Great. Sail up the Nile and visit ... (Read More)
 
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Art and Music in Venice: From the Renaissance to the Baroque
Hilliard T. Goldfarb, ed.
Publisher: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300197921.  Daedalus Item Code: 71775
 
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Venetian Republic had a particularly fertile and vibrant music scene, aided in part by the excellent acoustics of some of the city's structures. The music in ... (Read More)
 
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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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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, 1314–1485
Peter Reid.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295349.  Daedalus Item Code: 63151
 
From 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors, a period that saw the unprecedented supremacy of the English armies over those of Scotland and France. The former ... (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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Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517–1648
Mark Greengrass.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670024568.  Daedalus Item Code: 64795
 
From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the 16th century. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their ... (Read More)
 
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City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980226.  Daedalus Item Code: 70307
 
The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent ... (Read More)
 
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The Classics Magpie: From Chariot-Racing Hooligans to Debauched Dinner Parties—A Miscellany that Shakes the Dust Off the Ancient World
Jane Hood.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781848317307.  Daedalus Item Code: 71450
 
Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the "wandering womb?" And which tragedian was killed when a tortoise fell on his ... (Read More)
 
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Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor
Paul Stephenson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381668.  Daedalus Item Code: 62376
 
In 312 AD, Constantine—one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire—marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. Having had a vision of a glowing cross in the sky, ... (Read More)
 
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Dante in Love
A.N. Wilson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848879508.  Daedalus Item Code: 71239
 
British biographer, historian, novelist, and newspaper columnist A.N. Wilson here offers a glittering study of an artist and his world, with an eye toward readers who take it on faith that Dante's ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince
Lisa Hilton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544577848.  Daedalus Item Code: 64526
 
Queen Elizabeth I had no compunctions about playing on courtly conventions of gender when it suited her political purpose, and here Lisa Hilton offers ample evidence why Elizabeth's famous excuses ... (Read More)
 
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