History - Renaissance

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The Civilization of the Renaissance i...

Jacob Burckhardt

This authoritative study by a distinguished scholar presents a brilliant panorama of Italian Renaissance life, explaining how and why the period constituted a cultural revolution. Author Jacob Burckhardt chronicles the transition fro...

Published: Sep 2010

The Swerve: How the World Became Mode...

Stephen Greenblatt

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionOne of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling st...

Published: Sep 2012

England's Rise to Greatness, 1660-176...

Stephen Baxter

In 1660 England was already prosperous, free, civilized, and the possessor of the makings of an empire. In the century to follow, the island nation became the world's greatest power. This cohesive collection of essays on a wide r...

Published: Jan 2021

Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance ...

Thomas Cahill

In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through a time so full of innovation that the Western world would not again experience its like until the twentieth century: the new humanism of the Renai...

Published: Aug 2014

The Borgias: Power and Fortune (Itali...

Paul Strathern

The glorious and infamous history of the Borgia family--a world of saints, corrupt popes, and depraved princes and poisoners--set against the golden age of the Italian Renaissance. The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Co...

Published: Dec 2020
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