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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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The Borgias
Christopher Hibbert.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849019941.  Daedalus Item Code: 42345
 
The Borgias are synonymous with the corruption and ambition of Renaissance Italy, and here the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City spins ... (Read More)
 
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Cavafy: Poems
C.P. Cavafy. Daniel Mendelsohn, trans. and ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712425.  Daedalus Item Code: 49265
 
The Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933) is a towering figure of 20th-century literature. No other modern poet brought so vividly to life the history and culture of Mediterranean ... (Read More)
 
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Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World In His Own Image
Toby Lester.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439189238.  Daedalus Item Code: 40853
 
Though everyone recognizes the image of Vitruvian Man, few have any idea what prompted Leonardo da Vinci to create a drawing of a four-armed, four-legged human inscribed by a circle and a square. It ... (Read More)
 
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Discourses on Livy
Niccolo Machiavelli.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486461892.  Daedalus Item Code: 04217
 
This influential study contrasts the practices of ancient Rome with those of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. While Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince offers advice on ruling a kingdom, ... (Read More)
 
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Egypt and the Ancient Near East
Peter F. Dorman, intro.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300098372.  Daedalus Item Code: 21928
 
From Neo-Assyrian winged lions of the 9th century BC to the stunning silver head of a 4th-century AD Sasanian king, this beautifully photographed book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the ... (Read More)
 
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A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200–1700
Adnan A. Husain & K.E. Fleming, eds.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851684960.  Daedalus Item Code: 32798
 
The Mediterranean—birthplace of the three principal monotheistic religions—is depicted here as a distinct cultural space characterized by hybridization, diversity, and cultural dynamism. Supporting ... (Read More)
 
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J.A. Froude's The Reign of Mary Tudor
J.A. Froude. Eamon Duffy, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441186850.  Daedalus Item Code: 42578
 
"Great historical writing, perhaps all historical writing, holds a mirror up to two different worlds: the age it sets out to describe, and the age in which it is written," explains Eamon Duffy in his ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099457237.  Daedalus Item Code: 22166
 
(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)
 
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Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illuminations from Philadelphia Collections
James R. Tanis & Jenny A. Thompson, eds.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780876331453.  Daedalus Item Code: 42134
 
This catalog illustrates and describes a collection of lesser-known treasures in Philadelphia's numerous museums, libraries, and other public holdings: 80 illuminated manuscripts, as well as ... (Read More)
 
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Some Talk of Alexander: A Journey Through Space and Time in the Greek World
Frederic Raphael.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500512883.  Daedalus Item Code: 36211
 
In this blend of sex, politics, history, and mythology, Academy Award–winning screenwriter Frederic Raphael offers a vivid, wide-ranging, often surprising take on the classical world, infused with ... (Read More)
 
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The Song of Taliesin: Tales from King Arthur's Bard
John Matthews.
Publisher: Quest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780835608022.  Daedalus Item Code: 33772
 
In the 6th century AD, King Arthur's legendary bard Taliesin was credited with writing a great number of tales and poems, most of which have come down to us as fragments. John Matthews combed through ... (Read More)
 
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