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Hell or Some Worse Place: Kinsale 1601

by Des Ekin

Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601

As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation.

General Juan del Águila has been...

Francis I

by Leonie Frieda

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici returns to sixteenth-century Europe in this evocative and entertaining biography that recreates a remarkable era of French history and brings to life a great monarch—Francis...

Pope Alexander VI and his Court

by John Burchard

My dear Son:- We have learned that your Worthiness, forgetful of the high office with which you are invested, was present from the seventeenth to the twenty-second hour, four days ago, in the Gardens of John...

A History of the Medici Popes

by Herbert Vaughan

IN our efforts to realise the leading events of our own history we experience no small difficulty from the fact that so much of the face of England has completely altered its outward appearance under the stress...

A History of Milan Under the Sforza

by Cecilia Ady

A HISTORY of Milan, under the House of Sforza, can hardly incur the charge of being superfluous. While Rome, Florence and Venice have each found English historians, and while fresh books on Renaissance Italy...

A History of the Great Schism

by Mandell Creighton

The ideas of the Middle Ages had to make way for the ideas of the Renaissance before it was possible for men to grasp the meaning of Scripture as a whole, and found their political as well as their social life...

A Short History of the Renaissance

by Edith Sichel

MICHAEL ANGELO'S great painting of the newly created Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel might be taken as a symbol of the Renaissance, of the time when man was, as it were, re-created more glorious than...

Henry viii

by Albert Pollard

It is perhaps a matter rather for regret than for surprise that so few attempts have been made to describe, as a whole, the life and character of Henry VIII. No ruler has left a deeper impress on the history...

History of Florence and the Affairs of Italy

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Theodoric possessed great talents both for war and peace; in the former he was always conqueror, and in the latter he conferred very great benefits upon the cities and people under him. He distributed the Ostrogoths...

Montaigne: Complete Essays

by Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form.

In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to...

Machiavelli’s Prince

by Nicola Gardini & Martin McLaughlin

One of the high-points of Italian Renaissance humanism, Machiavelli’s The Prince immediately transcended the time and culture from which it had sprung, circulating throughout Europe and paving the road to...

Genoa in the 16th Century

by Emanuele Celesia

It would be difficult to find in the history of the sixteenth century a name more fiercely assailed than that of Gianluigi Fieschi. From Bonfadio down to the most recent historians, the Count of Lavagna has...

Reformation Theology

by Bradford Littlejohn & Jonathan Roberts

Few episodes in Western history have so shaped our world as the Protestant Reformation and the counter-Reformations which accompanied it. The Reformation tore the seamless garment of Western Christendom in two,...

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! The Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well...

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! The Comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well...

The English Renaissance and the Far East

by Adele Lee

The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross-Cultural Encounters is an original and timely examination of cultural encounters between Britain, China, and Japan. It challenges accepted, Anglocentric models...

Singing the Resurrection

by Erin Lambert

Singing the Resurrection brings music to the foreground of Reformation studies, as author Erin Lambert explores song as a primary mode for the expression of belief among ordinary Europeans in the sixteenth century,...

Concubines and Courtesans

by Matthew S. Gordon & Kathryn A. Hain

Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays bring together arguments...

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...

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...