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The Family Medici: The Hidden History Of The Medici Dynasty
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A fresh, revelatory, and shockingly revisionist narrative of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, by the acclaimed author of  The Cardinal’s Hat  and  The Borgias . Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in…
The Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich Manuscript

by Raymond Clemens

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|November 1, 2016

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The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle "For the first time, a complete reproduction [of] The Voynich Manuscript , has been published, featuring essays exploring what is known about the book and…
The Swerve: How The World Became Modern
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction  Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of…
The Borgias: The Hidden History

The Borgias: The Hidden History

by G. J. Meyer

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|April 29, 2014

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The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone . Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for…
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“Like a Renaissance wonder cabinet, full of surprises and opening up into a lost world.” —Stephen Greenblatt “A captivating adventure…For lovers of history, Wilson-Lee offers a thrill on almost every page…Magnificent.”…
Florentine Histories: Newly Translated Edition
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How To Be A Tudor: A Dawn-to-dusk Guide To Everyday Life
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TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH THE BBC'S RUTH GOODMAN We know all about the dramas that played out in the Tudor court - most notably those of Henry VIII - but what was life really like for a commoner like you or me? To answer this question, the renowned "method…
Emigration from India: the Export of Coolies, and Other Labourers, to Mauritius
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This collection of papers, reports and letters, published in 1842, documents the official investigation into the export of South Asians effectively as slave labour to Mauritius and British Guiana in 1837, four years after the abolition of slavery in all British…
Instruments Of Darkness: Witchcraft In Early Modern England

Instruments Of Darkness: Witchcraft In Early Modern England

by James Sharpe

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|August 29, 1997

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They flew through the air, consorted with animals, and made pacts with the devil. Witches were as unquestioned as alchemy or astrology in medieval England; yet it wasn't until the midsixteenth century that laws were passed against them. Now a leading historian…
Collected Works Of Erasmus: Patristic Scholarship, Volume 61

Collected Works Of Erasmus: Patristic Scholarship, Volume 61

by Desiderius Erasmus

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|August 1, 1992

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Of all the church Fathers, Erasmus preferred St Jerome, for in him he found the perfect combination of 'bonae litterae' and 'philosophia Christi,' which were to become the two fundamental concepts of the Erasmian reform program. This volume is devoted to…
Compendium on the Magnificence, Dignity, and Excellence of the University of Paris in the Year of…
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A translation of a rare 1517 publication on the organization, faculty, and students of the old French university.
The History Of The Renaissance World: From The Rediscovery Of Aristotle To The Conquest Of…
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A lively and fascinating narrative history about the birth of the modern world. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval…
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