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The Age of Chivalry: Culture and Power in Medieval Europe 950–1450
Hywel Williams.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857383389.  Daedalus Item Code: 41640
 
Few periods in history evoke such a vivid sense of wonder and mystery as the Middle Ages, an era glamorized by literature and film for its knights and castles, but in fact defined by feudalism and ... (Read More)
 
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Ancient Rome As It Was: Exploring the City of Rome in AD 300
Ray Laurence.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780762770595.  Daedalus Item Code: 32551
 
The largest city on earth and the seat of the most powerful empire the world has ever known, Rome awaits the traveler at the turn of the 4th century as the one destination that must not be missed. ... (Read More)
 
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Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
Andrea Bayer, ed.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300124118.  Daedalus Item Code: 21920
 
Betrothal, marriage, the birth of a child—these were moments of utmost significance in the lives of Italian men and women of the Renaissance, marked by grand celebrations where extraordinary objects ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596911956.  Daedalus Item Code: 33167
 
A book sold for shillings in the streets of London, later whisked away to Manhattan for millions, and then stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo, William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has, above ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages
Martyn Whittock.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845296858.  Daedalus Item Code: 21980
 
Between the 10th century and the Wars of the Roses in the mid-15th, England moved from the age of Saxon kings to the birth of the modern nation, while the consolidation of the crown and the feudal ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438518.  Daedalus Item Code: 32957
 
Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers—but who was the real Robin Hood? The story grew out ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337–1453
Desmond Seward.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841196787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33721
 
For more than a century England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that its kings had a right to the French throne—sacking towns and castles and winning glorious victories at Crecy, Poitiers, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors
Anthony Blond.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297190.  Daedalus Item Code: 32296
 
Few histories are, by their nature, as scurrilous and salacious as that of the early Roman emperors, and Anthony Blond undertakes this exposé of the lives of the Caesars with relish. Julius, usually ... (Read More)
 
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City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571245956.  Daedalus Item Code: 41245
 
The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent ... (Read More)
 
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The Classical Compendium: A Miscellany of Scandalous Gossip, Bawdy Jokes, Peculiar Facts and Bad Behavior from the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Philip Matyszak.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051627.  Daedalus Item Code: 31440
 
Pliny did it, Plutarch did it, Xenophon did it—in fact most ancient writers were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes, and after-dinner jokes, says historian Philip Matyszak. In ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth
Susan Walker & Peter Higgs, eds.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691088358.  Daedalus Item Code: 21452
 
Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 BC. This lavishly ... (Read More)
 
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Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492–1504
Laurence Bergreen.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122104.  Daedalus Item Code: 34155
 
Following his biographies of Marco Polo and Magellan (as well as of Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, Irving Berlin, and James Agee), Laurence Bergreen here gives us one of the most accomplished, ... (Read More)
 
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