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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science
Armand Marie Leroi.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026746.  Daedalus Item Code: 71433
 
Although Aristotle's philosophical classics loom large over the history of Western thought, the subject that he loved most was biology; he wrote vast treatises on animals, dissecting and classifying ... (Read More)
 
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Leonardo: (English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/Dutch Languages)
Daniel Kiecol.
Publisher: Konemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783955881153.  Daedalus Item Code: 75516
 
Leonardo da Vinci exerted an enormous influence over the arts and sciences of the Western world, and almost 500 years after his death, his singular genius continues to fascinate us. Indeed, for ... (Read More)
 
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Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty
Dan Jones.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780525428299.  Daedalus Item Code: 71435
 
The Magna Carta is revered around the world as a founding document of Western liberty; its principles and its language can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But there is nothing ... (Read More)
 
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Magna Carta and All That: A Guide to the Magna Carta and Life in England in 1215
Rod Green.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780233004648.  Daedalus Item Code: 72178
 
Magna Carta—which challenged and limited royal authority for the first time—was granted at Runnymede on the 15th of June in 1215 by King John and has become one of the most important documents in ... (Read More)
 
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Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
Gary M. Radke.
Publisher: High Museum/Yale.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780300209181.  Daedalus Item Code: 72238
 
Itself an architectural masterpiece, Florence Cathedral is also home to many artistic treasures, including Luca della Robbia's sculptural framework for the organ loft. Comprising ten relief panels ... (Read More)
 
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On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy
Alan Ryan.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871407061.  Daedalus Item Code: 64019
 
The author of On Politics as well as biographies of John Dewey and Bertrand Russell, political theorist Alan Ryan here offers an essential and accessible introduction to Plato's most famous ... (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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Shakespeare for Grown-ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
E. Foley & B. Coates.
Publisher: Square Peg.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780224098557.  Daedalus Item Code: 71125
 
If you've ever felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp of the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard might be—as in "hoist with his own petard"—then you're in luck. This ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Neil MacGregor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026340.  Daedalus Item Code: 73108
 
Though we feel as though we know the world of Hamlet or Macbeth through Shakespeare's vivid characters, we cannot understand them as his contemporaries did. In this brilliant work of historical ... (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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Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister
Robert Hutchinson.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244563.  Daedalus Item Code: 70128
 
The son of a brewer, Thomas Cromwell rose from obscurity to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, maneuvering his way to the top by ... (Read More)
 
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