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Imagining the Past in France: History in Manuscript Painting: 1250–1500
Elizabeth Morrison & Anne D. Hedeman.
Publisher: Getty Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606060292.  Daedalus Item Code: 73828
 
How did Europeans in the medieval era understand history, and their place in it? Focusing on France in the late Middle Ages, this examination of how history was presented to the public focuses on the ... (Read More)
 
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King John: England, Magna Carta and the Making of a Tyrant
Stephen Church.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447241959.  Daedalus Item Code: 73164
 
No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: Bad King John, the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood, Magna Carta—but how to disentangle myth and truth? John was the youngest of the ... (Read More)
 
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La Bella Principessa di Leonardo da Vinci: Exhibition Catalogue (English, Italian, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Chinese Languages)
Martin Kemp. Vittorio Sgarbi, intro.
Publisher: Scripta Maneant.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788895847467.  Daedalus Item Code: 60542
 
When it was sold at auction in 1998, the drawing La Bella Principessa ("The Beautiful Princess") was listed as an anonymous 19th-century German work, created in homage to Renaissance art. ... (Read More)
 
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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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Panorama of the Classical World
Nigel Spivey & Michael Squire.
Publisher: Getty Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606060568.  Daedalus Item Code: 73824
 
The world of ancient Greece and Rome still enthralls us like few others can, and it remains the starting point for any understanding of philosophy, science, literature, and art. Re-evaluating ... (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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