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Classical/Medieval/Renaissance Studies
#1
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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#2
The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
Dan Jones.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026678.  Daedalus Item Code: 71997
 
The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the 15th century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In his riveting follow-up to ... (Read More)
 
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#3
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 CartaŚwhich challenged and limited royal authority for the first timeŚwas 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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#4
The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Arthur Herman.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780553807301.  Daedalus Item Code: 72074
 
Believing that contemplation can lead to enlightenment, Plato eventually found himself at odds with his greatest pupil Aristotle, who posited that observation and hands-on experience would foster ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Year 1000: What Life was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium
Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349113067.  Daedalus Item Code: 70129
 
Ten centuries ago, England was host to magicians, monks, warriors, and wandering merchants, fearing an apocalypse and yet not knowing what year it was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. As Robert ... (Read More)
 
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#6
World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire
Hugh Thomas.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812998115.  Daedalus Item Code: 71588
 
Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Empire, this conclusion to the late Hugh Thomas's epic three-volume history of the Spanish Empire chronicles the lives, loves, conflicts, and ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter
David Starkey.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781473610057.  Daedalus Item Code: 71248
 
In 1215, King John I of England faced a domestic crisis as several baronial landholders rebelled against his heavy-handed rule. Though their written "Articles of the Barons" sought protection for ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici
Stefano Dall'Aglio. Donald Weinstein, trans.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300189780.  Daedalus Item Code: 72205
 
Originally published in Italian, this gripping book by research fellow Stefano Dall'Aglio sheds new light on Florence's notorious Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de' Medici (popularly called known as ... (Read More)
 
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#9
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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#10
Christopher Columbus, the Last Templar
Ruggero Marino. Ariel Godwin, trans.
Publisher: Destiny Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594771903.  Daedalus Item Code: 64258
 
Did Christopher Columbus "discover" America in 1492, or had he already known that there was another continent to the west? Was he in fact a Templar, encouraged by Pope Innocent VIII to pursue a ... (Read More)
 
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