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.
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.
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.
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.
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.$17.00ISBN: 9781982111403Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: 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.$225.00ISBN: 9781487504588Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$20.00ISBN: 9781526143549Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: 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.