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1616: The World in Motion
Thomas Christensen.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619020672.  Daedalus Item Code: 72298
 
This fascinating exploration of the early modern world, from the author of The Discovery of America and Other Myths, focuses on a single year as a window into a restless, expansive era. From ... (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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The Borgias: The Hidden History
G.J. Meyer.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345526922.  Daedalus Item Code: 72980
 
Throughout a tumultuous half-century the Borgias held center stage in the Italian Renaissance as ruthless popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and political adventurers. Five centuries after their ... (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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Chaucer: Brief Lives
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099287483.  Daedalus Item Code: 73157
 
Inspired by John Aubrey's Brief Lives of the 17th century, Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd inaugurated his own series of Brief Lives in 2004 with this portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer. As Booklist ... (Read More)
 
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A Clash of Thrones: The Power-Crazed Medieval Kings, Popes and Emperors of Europe
Andrew Rawson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750962285.  Daedalus Item Code: 73196
 
Medieval Europe was a dark and dangerous place; in 1054 the Church tore itself in half, setting the stage for centuries of bloody rivalries and battles as empires collided, dynasties rose and fell, ... (Read More)
 
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Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man
Barbara Reynolds.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593761622.  Daedalus Item Code: 72311
 
Dante is a towering figure in world literature, and yet many mysteries about his life and work persist. In this first full biography of him in more than 20 years, internationally renowned Dante ... (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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England, Arise: The People, The King & The Great Revolt of 1381
Juliet Barker.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349123820.  Daedalus Item Code: 61261
 
In the summer of 1381, England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast swaths of people as "the ... (Read More)
 
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Fatal Rivalry: Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV and the Battle for Renaissance Britain
George Goodwin.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393073683.  Daedalus Item Code: 71716
 
Following Fatal Colours: Towton 1461, historian George Goodwin here takes us back to Flodden in the northernmost corner of England, where the greatest and bloodiest Anglo-Scottish battle in ... (Read More)
 
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