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Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643132044
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 3rd, 2019

A vivid narrative that connects the lives of  four great astronomers as they discovered, refined, and popularized the first major scientific discovery of the modern era: that the Earth moves around the Sun.

Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What to Fear Cover Image
By Patrick Boucheron, Willard Wood (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590519523
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Published: Other Press - February 11th, 2020

In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time.

Piero Di Lorenzo De' Medici and the Crisis of Renaissance Italy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781108489461
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Published: Cambridge University Press - February 27th, 2020

Following the life of one man, Piero de' Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent's son, Alison Brown sheds new light on several of the most important themes of Renaissance history and culture by combining political history, the history of ideas, and cultural history.

Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674237551
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Published: Belknap Press - December 17th, 2019

A bold, revisionist account of the political thought of the Italian Renaissance--from Petrarch to Machiavelli--that reveals the all-important role of character in shaping society, both in citizens and in their leaders.

Four Queens and a Countess: Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, Mary I, Lady Jane Grey and Bess of Hardwick: The Struggle for the Crown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781445694429
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Published: Amberley Publishing - January 1st, 2020

When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen Elizabeth very uneasy. Elizabeth had continued the religious changes made by her father and England was a Protestant country, yet ardent Catholics plotted to depose Elizabeth and put Mary Stuart on the English throne.

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World's Greatest Library Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982111403
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Published: Scribner - March 10th, 2020

This impeccably researched and “adventure-packed” (The Washington Post) account of the obsessive quest by Christopher Columbus’s son to create the greatest library in the world is “the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters” (NPR) and offers a vivid picture of Europe on the verge of becoming modern.

The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2635 to 2802 April 1532-April 1533 (Collected Works of Erasmus #19) Cover Image
By Desiderius Erasmus, James M. Estes (Notes by), Clarence Miller (Translator)
ISBN: 9781487504588
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Published: University of Toronto Press - January 1st, 2020

This volume includes Erasmus' correspondence for the months April 1532 to April 1533, a period in which he feared a religious civil war in Germany.

Forms of Faith: Literary Form and Religious Conflict in Early Modern England Cover Image
By Jonathan Baldo (Editor), Isabel Karremann (Editor)
ISBN: 9781526143549
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Published: Manchester University Press - March 17th, 2020

This book explores the role of literature as a means of mediating religious conflict in early modern England. Marking a new stage in the 'religious turn' that generated vigorous discussion of the changes and conflicts brought about by the Reformation, it unites new historicist readings with an interest in the ideological significance of aesthetic form.

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