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Bruges and the Renaissance: Memling to Pourbus
by Maximiliaan P. J. Martens (Editor), et al

Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
Listed under History of Architecture

The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization
by Walter D. Mignolo
(Paperback -- June )

The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
by Hibbert Christopher
It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global power center, and then lost it all. The House of Medici picks up where Barbara Tuchman's Hibbert delves into the lives of the Medici family, whose legacy of increasing self-indulgence and sexual dalliance eventually led to its self-destruction. The Publisher.
Paperback: 384 pages
Quill; ISBN: 0688053394;


The Italian Renaissance
by J. H. Plumb
(Paperback -- June )

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition
by Frances A. Yates
(Paperback -- February 1991)

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (Modern Library Classics)
by Jacob Burckhardt, et al
(Paperback -- April 9, )

Fortune Is a River : Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli's Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History
by Roger D. Masters
History is sometimes made by seemingly insignificant moments that turn out to have been pivotal in hindsight--and sometimes what didn't happen proves to be as important as what did. One such moment came in the Florentine court of Cesare Borgia, when a civil servant named Niccolò Machiavelli recruited a local engineer named Leonardo da Vinci to devise a plan to change the course of the Arno River. Diverting that river, Machiavelli reasoned, would deprive Florence's enemy, the nearby city-state of Pisa, of a dependable water supply. It would also make the Arno River navigable for oceangoing vessels from the inland city of Florence, and as an added incentive, would help limit damage caused by the flood-prone Arno to the surrounding farmlands.

Machiavelli and da Vinci devised a hydrological plan for the river that was extraordinarily promising, at least on paper. The flood-prone Arno, however, made the task an impossible challenge. The pair's chances of success were further reduced by poor design, bad timing, and undisciplined workers. Their failure brought official disfavor on Machiavelli and da Vinci alike. Leonardo transferred his studio to Milan and then Rome, where he would produce remarkable work, while Machiavelli retreated from public life for a time and used his forced leisure to write The Prince. Roger Masters crafts an epic tale out of a historical footnote. Although some of his conclusions are speculative in regards to Niccolò's and Leonardo's relationship, readers will likely find his narrative persuasive and deeply informed.
Paperback: 288 pages
Plume; ISBN: 0452280907;

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream
Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: The Strife of Love in a Dream
by Francesco Colonna, Joscelyn Godwin
Hardcover from Thames & Hudson
Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love And Death In Renaissance Italy
Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love And Death In Renaissance Italy
by Sarah Bradford
Hardcover from Viking Books
The Measure of Reality : Quantification in Western Europe, 1250-1600
by Alfred W. Crosby
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press
28 November, 1996

Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C1560-1620
by Janet Arnold
Listed under Medieval Costume

Ottoman Centuries: The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire
by Lord Kinross
(Paperback -- September 1988)

Renaissance Lives: Portraits of an Age
by Theodore K. Rabb, Theodore K. Raab
(Paperback -- January 1, )

The Renaissance
by Will Durant, et al
(Hardcover -- September 1983)
The Renaissance : A Short History
The Renaissance : A Short History
Paperback from Modern Library
The Renaissance at War
by Thomas Arnold, John Keegan (Editor)
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.99 x 10.74 x 8.06
Cassell Academic; ISBN: 0304352705; (March )

Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture, 38)
by Ann Rosalind Jones (Author), Peter Stallybrass
Listed under Medieval Costume

Uppity Women of the Renaissance
by Vicki Leon
(Paperback -- March )

Renaissance Florence
by Gene Adam Brucker
Paperback: 318 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 8.16 x 5.49
University of California Press; ISBN: 0520046951; Reprint edition (April 1983)

The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo
by Jerry Brotton
(Hardcover -- September )

Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750
from Oxford Univ Pr (Txt)

The Structures of Everyday Life: The Limits of the Possible (Civilization and Capitalism: 15th-18th Century)
by Fernand Braudel, Sian Reynolds (Translator)
Paperback: 623 pages
University of California Press; ISBN: 0520081145; Reprint edition (October 1992)

Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence
by Thomas P. Campbell, et al

Virtue and Magnificence: Art Of the Italian Renaissance Courts
by Alison Cole
113 illustrations, 96 in color.
Paperback: 192 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.25 x 6.75
Publisher: Harry N Abrams; ;
ISBN: 0810927330

The Waning of the Renaissance, 1550-1640 (Intellectual History of the West Series)
by William James Bouwsma
Hardcover - 352 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300085370

A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
by William Manchester
(Paperback -- June 1993)
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