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Reading Shakespeare Historically
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|May 2, 1996

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Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty essays shed new light on Renaissance studies. It…
Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print

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The name Erasmus of Rotterdam conjures up a golden age of scholarly integrity and the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, when learning could command public admiration without the need for authorial self-promotion. Lisa Jardine, however, shows that Erasmus…
Literatures Of Exile In The English Revolution And Its Aftermath, 1640-1690

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Original and thought-provoking, this collection sheds new light on an important yet understudied feature of seventeenth-century England's political and cultural landscape: exile. Through an essentially literary lens, exile is examined both as physical departure…
Francis Bacon: Discovery and the Art of Discourse

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By modern standards Bacon's writings are striking in their range and diversity, and they are too often considered a separate specialist concerns in isolation from each other. Dr Jardine finds a unifying principle in Bacon's preoccupation with 'method', the…
Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West
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|August 31, 2000

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In this groundbreaking, highly provocative examination of the Renaissance, Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine raise questions about the formation of cultural identity in Western Europe. Through an analysis of the circulation of art and luxury objects, the authors…
Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory
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|September 1, 2009

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In Going Dutch, renowned writer Lisa Jardine tells the remarkable history of the relationship between England and Holland , two of Europe ’s most important colonial powers at the dawn of the modern age. Jardine, the author of The Awful End of Prince William…
The Awful End Of Prince William The Silent: The First Assassination of a Head of State with a…

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The assassination of Prince William of Orange by a French Catholic in 1584 had immediate political consequences and a profound effect on the course of history. It was a serious setback for Protestants in the Netherlands, who were struggling for independence from…
The Curious Life Of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
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|January 18, 2005

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The brilliant, largely forgotten maverick Robert Hooke was an engineer, surveyor, architect, and inventor who worked tirelessly with his intimate friend Christopher Wren to rebuild London after the Great Fire of 1666.He was the first Curator of Experiments at the…
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
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|December 5, 2000

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In this fascinating look at the European scientific advances of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, historian Lisa Jardine demonstrates that the pursuit of knowledge occurs not in isolation, but rather in the lively interplay and frequently cutthroat…
Francis Bacon: The New Organon
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|March 28, 2000

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When the New Organon appeared in 1620, part of a six-part programme of scientific inquiry entitled 'The Great Renewal of Learning', Francis Bacon was at the high point of his political career, and his ambitious work was groundbreaking in its attempt to give…
Golden Lads: A Study of Anthony Bacon, Francis and Their Friends

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Prior to the publication of this biography, the elusive Anthony Bacon was merely glimpsed in the shadow of his famous younger brother, Francis. A fascinating historical figure, Anthony Bacon was a contemporary of the brilliant band of gallants who clustered round…
Another Point of View
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|February 29, 2012

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'I want to use the moment as a springboard for some big ideas. I want to use the past and present to stimulate and challenge the listener and seduce them into thinking differently.' Lisa Jardine Provocative and inspirational, Lisa Jardine is one of our…