When this stunning catalog was originally published in three volumes, from 1852–1863, what purchasers received was, in essence, a small museum in print. The 216 hand-colored copperplate engravings ... (Read More)
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(Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Nonfiction) Eric Jager's 2005 investigation recounts the last duel decreed by order of the Parlement of Paris. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a ... (Read More)
Publisher: National Geographic. Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426208140. Daedalus Item Code: 32771
In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 3500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver artifacts, weapons, and armor dating back almost 1500 years, to an era when the ... (Read More)
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Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin. Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339. Daedalus Item Code: 32345
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)