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The Battle of Lepanto

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 7th October 1571, two ships, one Christian and the other Ottoman, crossed paths on the Gulf of Lepanto. This meeting was followed by one of the largest naval battles in history, pitting the Holy League of...


On the Origins of Global History

by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

How does one think of history on a world scale? Should one turn to the intellectuals of the past or the historians of the present? Universal history as it was practised from Antiquity started to change from...


The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance

by Paul Strathern

A vivid, dramatic, and authoritative account of perhaps the most influential family in Italian history: the Medici.

A dazzling history of the modest family that rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe,...


Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World

by Londa Schiebinger & Claudia Swan

A wide-ranging collection of essays on plants as market forces.


The Day the Renaissance Was Saved: The Battle of Anghiari and da Vinci's Lost Masterpiece

by Niccolo Capponi & Andre Naffis-Sahely

It was a battle that change the course of history, and was immortalized in a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was thought lost for centuries . . . until now. 

 

On a sweltering day in June 1440, near...


Sociology of the Renaissance

by Alfred von Martin & Gertrud Lenzer

“Presents a unified treatment of the sociological aspects of the Renaissance. . . . Only a master of the subject could have so clearly revealed the social dynamic of the movement in its origin, its full tide,...


Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England

by Katherine Eggert

Katherine Eggert explores the crumbling state of humanistic learning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the benefits of relying on alchemy despite its recognized flaws.


The Americas in the Spanish World Order: The Justification for Conquest in the Seventeenth Century

by James Muldoon

"An important book that clarifies both the continued Spanish preoccupation with the legitimacy of conquest and colonization of the Americas and the persistent strength of medieval intellectual thought dating...


An Elizabethan Assassin

by John Hall

Claiming to be heir to the emperors of Byzantium, an exotic but elusive figures called Theodore Paleologus surfaced in mysterious circumstances in the Elizabethan underworld. This first biography of an extraordinary...


Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe

by Chris Laoutaris

The colorful story of the creation of the Globe Theatre—as a result of the dramatic confrontation between Lady Elizabeth Russell and William Shakespeare. In November 1596, a woman signed a document that would...


The Betrayal of Richard III

by V B Lamb & Peter Hammond

In this classic work, the late V B Lamb and Peter Hammond survey the life and times of Richard III and examine the contemporary evidence for the events of his reign, tracing the origins of the traditional version...


The Little Book of Mary, Queen of Scots

by Mickey Mayhew

Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps one of the most controversial and divisive monarchs in regal history. Her story reads like a particularly spicy novel, with murder, kidnap, adultery, assassination and execution....


Other Tudor Princess

by Mary McGrigor

The Other Tudor Princess brings to life the story of Margaret Douglas, a shadowy and mysterious character in Tudor history - but who now takes centre stage in this tale of the bitter struggle for power during...


The Roman Inquisition: Trying Galileo

by Thomas F. Mayer

With this final installment in his trilogy on the seventeenth-century Roman Inquisition, Thomas F. Mayer has provided the first comprehensive study of the legal proceedings against Galileo.


Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini's Drawings

by Pari Riahi

When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini's ideas on drawing recorded in...


The Renaissance World

by John Jeffries Martin

With an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses the history of ideas, political history, cultural history and art history, this volume, in the successful Routledge Worlds series, offers a sweeping survey...


Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660

by Jane Whittle

This volume revisits a classic book by a famous historian: R.H. Tawney's Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century (1912). Tawney's Agrarian Problem surveyed landlord-tenant relations in England between 1440...


The First Century of Welfare

by Jonathan Healey

The English 'Old Poor Law' was the first national system of tax-funded social welfare in the world. It provided a safety net for hundreds of thousands of paupers at a time of very limited national wealth and...


The European Renaissance 1400-1600

by Robin Kirkpatrick

With Italy at its centre, but encompassing the whole of Renaissance Europe, this evocative history challenges some of the popularly-held views on the Renaissance period. In particular, whilst always acknowledging...


Social Change and Continuity: England 1550-1750

by Barry Coward

Barry Coward has revised his wide-ranging text which outlines the major social changes that occurred in England in the two hundred years after the Reformation. He examines the religious and intellectual changes...