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Product Description: A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open the New World.In 1474, when Castile was the largest, strongest, and most populous kingdom in Hispania (present day Spain and Portugal), a twenty-three-year-old woman named Isabella ascended the throne...read more

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9781632865205 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 14, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open the New World.

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Product Description: Originally published in 1947, this book presents the text of a journal kept by Thomas Hughes from 1778-9. It includes an account of his experiences as a British officer during the American War of Independence, including a period in captivity...read more
By E. A. Benians (introduced by)

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9781316509524 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 4, 2016, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Originally published in 1947, this book presents the text of a journal kept by Thomas Hughes from 1778-9.

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Product Description: This analysis of five exemplary domestic plays—the anonymous Arden of Faversham and A Warning for Fair Women (1590s), Thomas Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness (1607), Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women (ca. 1613), and Walter Mountfort’s The Launching of the Mary, or The Seaman’s Honest Wife (1632)—offers a new approach to the emerging ideology of the private and public, or what Ann C...read more

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9780803290655 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This analysis of five exemplary domestic plays—the anonymous Arden of Faversham and A Warning for Fair Women (1590s), Thomas Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness (1607), Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women (ca.

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Product Description: Did you ever wonder what the Tudors ate and drank? What was Elizabeth I's first meal after the defeat of the Spanish Armada? Which pies did Henry VIII gorge on to go from a 32 to a 54-inch waist? The Tudor Kitchen provides a new history of the Tudor kitchen, and over 500 sumptuous – and more everyday – recipes enjoyed by rich and poor, all taken from authentic contemporary sources...read more

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9781445648743 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, November 19, 2015, cover price $34.95

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9781445660400 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, January 31, 2017), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Did you ever wonder what the Tudors ate and drank?

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Product Description: Scandalous Liaisons tells the story of the most hedonistic, loose-living court in English history, from Charles II’s youthful years and mistresses in France, to his tempestuous relationship with the hot-tempered, sexually and financially voracious Barbara Villiers...read more

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9781445648781 | Amberley Pub Plc, February 29, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Scandalous Liaisons tells the story of the most hedonistic, loose-living court in English history, from Charles II’s youthful years and mistresses in France, to his tempestuous relationship with the hot-tempered, sexually and financially voracious Barbara Villiers.

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9781445660363 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, January 31, 2017), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Scandalous Liaisons tells the story of the most hedonistic, loose-living court in English history, from Charles II’s youthful years and mistresses in France, to his tempestuous relationship with the hot-tempered, sexually and financially voracious Barbara Villiers.

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Product Description: For a King renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed. How did they take the leap from courtier to lover – perhaps even to wife? What was Henry really like as a lover?Henry’s women were uniquely placed to experience the tension between his chivalric ideals and the lusts of the handsome, tall, athletic king; his first marriage, to Catherine of Aragon, was on one level a fairytale romance, but his affairs with Anne Stafford, Elizabeth Carew and Jane Popincourt undermined it early on...read more

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9781445633671 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, October 19, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: For a King renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed.

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9781445660394 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, January 31, 2017), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: For a King renowned for his love life, Henry VIII has traditionally been depicted as something of a prude, but the story may have been different for the women who shared his bed.

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Product Description: Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was hailed in his lifetime as a founder of the Northern Renaissance, and his work revolutionized the art of printmaking. Dürer was also the first artist outside Italy to leave behind a large body of writing...read more

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9780300210842, titled "Albrecht Dürer: A Documentary Biography" | Yale Univ Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was hailed in his lifetime as a founder of the Northern Renaissance, and his work revolutionized the art of printmaking.

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Product Description: An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death   One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride...read more
By Ulinka Rublack (introduced by)

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9780141396828 | Penguin Classics, January 3, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: An invaluable new reproduction of Holbein’s woodcuts of The Dance of Death   One of Hans Holbein’s first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride.

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Product Description: Catherine of Aragon continues to fascinate readers 500 years after she became Henry VIII's first queen. Her life was one of passion and determination, of suffering and hope, but ultimately it is a tragic love story, as circumstances conspired against her...read more
By Philippa Gregory (introduced by)

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9781445656700 | Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Catherine of Aragon continues to fascinate readers 500 years after she became Henry VIII's first queen.

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Product Description: ‘The Welsh habit of revolt against the English is an old-standing madness … from the sayings of the prophet Merlin they still hope to recover their land. Hence, they frequently rebel … but because they do not know the appointed time, they are often deceived and their labour is in vain...read more

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9781445654188 | Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: ‘The Welsh habit of revolt against the English is an old-standing madness … from the sayings of the prophet Merlin they still hope to recover their land.

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Product Description: We don’t really consider Henry VIII to have had friends. Subjects, cronies, dutiful wives and ministers of state, perhaps, but not friends. In truth, Henry was a very sociable person and craved genuine relationships. Charles Brandon, the son of Henry VII’s standard-bearer at the battle of Bosworth, was to be Henry VIII’s closest friend and companion for his entire life...read more

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9781445641843 | Amberley Pub Plc, January 4, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: We don’t really consider Henry VIII to have had friends, rather subjects, cronies and dutiful wives and ministers of state.

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9781445660318 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: We don’t really consider Henry VIII to have had friends.

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Product Description: The topic of religious conversion into and out of Islam as a historical phenomenon is mired in a sea of debate and misunderstanding. It has often been viewed as the permanent crossing of not just a religious divide, but in the context of the early modern Mediterranean also political, cultural and geographic boundaries...read more

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9781472457226 | Routledge, December 5, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: The topic of religious conversion into and out of Islam as a historical phenomenon is mired in a sea of debate and misunderstanding.

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Product Description: Tudor London was a vibrant capital city, the very hub of English cultural and political life. The thriving metropolis had a strong royal presence, at the long established Tower of London and Westminster, and later at the palaces of Whitehall, Bridewell and St James’s, built by Henry VIII to host his glittering court...read more

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9781445645865 | Amberley Pub Plc, November 30, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Tudor London was a vibrant capital city, the very hub of English cultural and political life.

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Product Description: The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle. The Voynich Manuscript is produced from new photographs of the entire original and accompanied by expert essays that invite anyone to understand and explore the enigma...read more
By Deborah E. Harkness (introduced by)

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9780300217230 | Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle.

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Product Description: Aldus Manutius (c. 1451–1515) was the most important and innovative scholarly publisher of the Renaissance. His Aldine Press was responsible for more first editions of classical literature, philosophy, and science than any other publisher before or since...read more
By John N. Grant (editor)

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9780674971639 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 17, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Aldus Manutius (c.

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Product Description: In recent years, historiography has come to rethink the traditional account of a state-backed Counter-Reformation in the early modern Habsburg Netherlands. Hence, this volume takes a refreshing perspective on the themes of church and reform in this region from the late fifteenth century onwards...read more
By Dries Vanysacker (editor)

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9782503567518 | Brepols Pub, November 15, 2016, cover price $111.00 | About this edition: In recent years, historiography has come to rethink the traditional account of a state-backed Counter-Reformation in the early modern Habsburg Netherlands.

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Product Description: The Renaissance marked a turning point in Europe’s relationship to Arabic thought. On the one hand, Dag Nikolaus Hasse argues, it was the period in which important Arabic traditions reached the peak of their influence in Europe. On the other hand, it is the time when the West began to forget, and even actively suppress, its debt to Arabic culture...read more

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9780674971585 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 28, 2016, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The Renaissance marked a turning point in Europe’s relationship to Arabic thought.

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Product Description: English summary: This bilingual catalog is the result of a unique German-Russian cooperation project, funded by the DFG, which aims to bring the so far little regarded manuscripts of the Russian State Library (RSB) to the attention of a larger research community...read more

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9783447101448 | Otto Harrassowitz, November 1, 2016, cover price $200.00 | About this edition: English summary: This bilingual catalog is the result of a unique German-Russian cooperation project, funded by the DFG, which aims to bring the so far little regarded manuscripts of the Russian State Library (RSB) to the attention of a larger research community.

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Product Description: Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics examines the roles that queens consort played in dynastic politics and cultural transfer between their natal and marital courts during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries...read more

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9781472458384 | Routledge, November 1, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics examines the roles that queens consort played in dynastic politics and cultural transfer between their natal and marital courts during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.

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Product Description: Although the Seymours arrived with the Normans, it is with Jane, Henry VIII’s third queen, and her brothers – Edward, Duke of Somerset, and Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley – that they became prominent.Jane bore Henry his longed-for son, Edward VI, and both her brothers achieved prominence through her...read more

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9781445634951 | Amberley Pub Plc, August 19, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Although the Seymours arrived with the Normans, it is with Jane, Henry VIII’s third queen, and her brothers – Edward, Duke of Somerset, and Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley – that they became prominent.

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9781445660226 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, October 31, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Although the Seymours arrived with the Normans, it is with Jane, Henry VIII’s third queen, and her brothers – Edward, Duke of Somerset, and Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley – that they became prominent.

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Product Description: This book provides a richly documented study of vernacular translators as agents within the literary culture of Italy during the fifteenth century. Through a fresh and careful examination of these early modern translators, Rizzi shows how humanist translators went about convincing readers of the value of their work in disseminating knowledge that would otherwise be inaccessible to many...read more

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9782503567853 | Bilingual edition (Brepols Pub, October 31, 2016), cover price $91.00 | About this edition: This book provides a richly documented study of vernacular translators as agents within the literary culture of Italy during the fifteenth century.

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Product Description: Daughter of Henry VIII, half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, the dramatic story of the first woman to rule England - and the cruel fate of those who opposed her iron will. Mary Tudor was the first female English sovereign - a ruling queen who was not simply the consort of the king...read more

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9781445603056 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 19, 2011, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Mary Tudor was the first female English sovereign – a ruling queen who was not simply the consort of the king.

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9781445660196 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, October 31, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Daughter of Henry VIII, half-sister to the future Elizabeth I, the dramatic story of the first woman to rule England - and the cruel fate of those who opposed her iron will.
9781445608181 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, September 19, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Mary Tudor was the first female English sovereign - a ruling queen who was not simply the consort of the king.

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Product Description: Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive the cultural and moral excellence of ancient Greece and Rome. This two-volume set contains an ample, representative sample from his enormous and fascinating correspondence with all the leading figures of his day, from popes, emperors, and kings to younger contemporaries such as Cola di Rienzi and Giovanni Boccaccio...read more
By Elaine Fantham (trans)

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9780674058347 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive the cultural and moral excellence of ancient Greece and Rome.
9780674971622 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), one of the greatest of Italian poets, was also the leading spirit in the Renaissance movement to revive the cultural and moral excellence of ancient Greece and Rome.

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9780199533213 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 15, 2010, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Seneca's letters to his friend Lucilius are powerful moral essays that also yield illuminating insight into Seneca's personal life and the truly turbulent times in which he lived.

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Product Description: According to Stoker's novel, Dracula was a cultured man. In reality he was a Romanian warlord of the 15th century. He gained his name, Vlad the Impaler, because his favored execution method was to run a spear through his victim’s lower body, then stand them upright so the spear pierced the vital organs...read more

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9780750964883 | History Pr Ltd, October 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: According to Stoker's novel, Dracula was a cultured man.

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Product Description: During the early part of the sixteenth century England should have been ruled by King Arthur Tudor, not Henry VIII. Had the first-born son of Henry VII lived into adulthood, his younger brother Henry would never have become King Henry VIII...read more

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9781445647661 | Amberley Pub Plc, September 30, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: During the early part of the sixteenth century England should have been ruled by King Arthur Tudor, not Henry VIII.

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