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Top 10s
Classical/Medieval/Renaissance Studies
#1
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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#2
Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Nicola Shulman.
Publisher: Steerforth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586422073.  Daedalus Item Code: 38408
 
Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Sir Thomas Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Parthenon Sculptures
Ian Jenkins. Ivor Kerslake & Dudley Hubbard, photos.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674026926.  Daedalus Item Code: 40052
 
The senior curator of Greek and Roman antiquities in the British Museum, Ian Jenkins here surveys the Museum's Parthenon sculptures as prime examples of classical Greek art, as well as how they have ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Holy Grail
Giles Morgan.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785821694.  Daedalus Item Code: 40138
 
Charting the emergence of the legend of the Grail, this handsome volume offers insight into the shift from Celtic paganism to Christianity in Western Europe. The influence of Eastern mysticism ... (Read More)
 
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#5
A Brief History of Khubilai Khan: Lord of Xanadu, Emperor of China
Jonathan Clements.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762439874.  Daedalus Item Code: 32953
 
His grandfather was the Mongol leader Genghis Khan, his mother a Christian princess. Groomed for authority from childhood, Khubilai snatched the position of Great Khan, becoming the overlord of a ... (Read More)
 
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#6
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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#7
Thucydides: The Reinvention of History
Donald Kagan.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021291.  Daedalus Item Code: 21766
 
"Yale professor of classics [Donald] Kagan thoroughly examines Thucydides' life and work to successfully demonstrate that the Athenian historian was the first to utilize a truly professional (i.e., ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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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#9
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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#10
Earls of Paradise: England & the Dream of Perfection
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007240524.  Daedalus Item Code: 33596
 
In the Arcadian vision, tomorrow would always be the same as yesterday—a dream that became ever more alluring as the changes of approaching modernity accelerated through 16th-and 17th-century ... (Read More)
 
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