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The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance By Ross King Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802159830
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 19th, 2022

The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings--the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects.


Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind By Michael Massing Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063143432
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 22nd, 2022

New York Times Notable Book of 2018

Library Journal Best Book of 2018


A Beautiful Ending: The Apocalyptic Imagination and the Making of the Modern World By John Jeffries Martin Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300247329
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Published: Yale University Press - May 3rd, 2022

An award-winning historian’s revisionary account of the early modern world, showing how apocalyptic ideas stimulated political, religious, and intellectual transformations
 
“A masterful synthesis of the prognostications of faith, knowledge, and politics on a global stage.


The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint By Francesca Fiorani Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250800213
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Published: Picador - May 3rd, 2022

“[The Shadow Drawing] reorients our perspective, distills a life and brings it into focus—the very work of revision and refining that its subject loved best.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)

An entirely new account of Leonardo the artist and Leonardo the scientist, and why they were one and the same man.


The Florentines : From Dante to Galileo: The Transformation of Western Civilization By Paul Strathern Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781639362134
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Published: Pegasus Books - June 14th, 2022

A sweeping and magisterial four-hundred-year history of both the city and the people who gave birth to the Renaissance.

Between the birth of Dante in 1265 and the death of Galileo in 1642, something happened that transformed the entire culture of western civilization.


Anne Seymour: Lady in Waiting to Henry VIII's Six Wives By Susan Higginbotham Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781445664538
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Published: Amberley Publishing - June 1st, 2022

Catherine Parr called her 'that hell', while Queen Mary I called her 'my good Nann'. Lady-in-waiting to each of Henry VIII's six queens, Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, witnessed the reigns of Henry VIII and each of his three children. When her sister-in-law Jane became Henry's third queen, Anne shared her husband Edward Seymour's rise to power - and his tragic fall.


Tudor Roses: From Margaret Beaufort to Elizabeth I By Amy Licence Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781445656830
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Published: Amberley Publishing - May 15th, 2022

All too often, a dynasty is defined by its men, with the women depicted as shadowy figures whose value lies in the inheritance they brought, or the children they produced.


Calvin's Ecclesiology: A Study in the History of Doctrine By Tadataka Maruyama, Richard A. Muller (Foreword by) Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780802881854
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Published: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - May 31st, 2022

In this fresh and original monograph on the ecclesiology of John Calvin, Tadataka Maruyama sifts exhaustively through the corpus of Calvin's writings--in both Latin and French--to crystalize the French reformer's conception of the Christian church.


Providence Lost: The Rise & Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate By Paul Lay Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781781853368
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Published: Apollo - May 1st, 2022

'A compelling and wry narrative of one of the most intellectually thrilling eras of British history' Guardian.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 2020

England, 1651. Oliver Cromwell has defeated his royalist opponents in two civil wars, executed the Stuart king Charles I, laid waste to Ireland, and crushed the late king's son


The King's Chamberlain: William Sandys of Vyne, Chamberlain to Henry VIII By John Jenkins Cover Image
$32.95
ISBN: 9781398102811
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Published: Amberley Publishing - March 1st, 2022

This book tells the story of a Hampshire man who, during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, achieved prominence from a relatively modest but well connected background. He was close to centers of power throughout his life and was inevitably involved in the political and religious issues of the time.