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The Intellectual Struggle for Florence

by Arthur Field

The Intellectual Struggle for Florence is an analysis of the ideology that developed in Florence with the rise of the Medici, during the early fifteenth century, the period long recognized as the most formative...

The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

by Elizabeth Norton

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era?  The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress;...

Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present

by Jeff Diamond

Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present explores a common ethical problem for intellectuals of the Renaissance: How does one win the favor and patronage of the wealthy and powerful and yet maintain...

Mona Lisa

by Martin Kemp & Giuseppe Pallanti

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue...

Thomas Cranmer

by Susan Wabuda

Thomas Cranmer's place in English history is firmly established, yet the complexities of his character have remained obscure and he continues to be one of the most problematic figures of the Tudor period. Susan...

Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

by Erica Benner

The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli—arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time—fought to change his corrupt world.

Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli...

Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Sweden: Queen Louisa Ulrika (1720-1782)

by Elise M. Dermineur

This book retraces the life and experience of Princess Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720-1782), who became queen of Sweden, with a particular emphasis on her political role and activities. As crown princess (1744-1751),...

Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

by Charlotte-Rose Millar

This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading...

Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

by Mike Lankford

Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went...

Layered Landscapes: Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures

by Eric Nelson & Jonathan Wright

This volume explores the conceptualization and construction of sacred space in a wide variety of faith traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of Japan. It deploys the notion of...

Things You Didn't Know about the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

Pretty tails belong to the most magnificent sea creatures! But did you know that tails move on differently depending on which creatures they're attached to? Whales move their tales up and down while Nemo the...

Crazy Inventions Made During the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

The renaissance period has so much to share and to teach today’s young children. This book is all about the crazy but really impressive inventions made during the said period. Bring renaissance back to life...

The Renaissance: Science and Art Combined | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

During the Renaissance period, artists and scientists were considered as the highest individuals in society. Their work was much admired and they were fully supported by everyone. Let’s read some interesting...

Religion and Politics in the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

Religion and politics during the Renaissance period could be complex topics for young learners to digest, don't you think? Well, with the right learning materials, they can actually be broken into bits and pieces...

The Artistic Advancements of the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

The Renaissance period is widely celebrated for the artistic advancements that happened during the time. Even the artists that we know of today, like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, lived and dominated...

The Daily Life of a Renaissance Child | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

How you live today is very different from how a Renaissance child lived. There were no cellphones and gadgets then so play was very different. Take a look at The Daily Life of a Renaissance Child and maybe you...

Leonardo Da Vinci's Role in the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

Leonardo Da Vinci was a great man with many achievements. In fact, he was one of those who made the Renaissance the Renaissance. In this book, we're going to take a look at the life and words of Leonardo. There...

Florence, Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

The renaissance period is long gone but its influence can still be felt up until the present times. Reading the contents of this book, your child will understand more about the period and why Florence, Italy...

Modern Technologies Invented in the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

Everything you see and experience these days started from small beginnings. Therefore, to truly appreciate the life you’re living today, you must first understand the origins of things. Listening to your history...

Galileo, Michelangelo and Da Vinci: Invention and Discovery in the Time of the Renaissance

by Baby Professor

This book must be one of the best references in the science’s invention department of the renaissance. Featuring three of the greatest men on history, this book is your lightweight partner in the academe and...