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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee, Read by Arthur Morey
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804191135
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $30.00

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
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The Ugly Renaissance
The Ugly Renaissance
Written by Alexander Lee
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ISBN: 9780385536608
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The Ugly Renaissance
Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty
Written by Alexander Lee


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $14.99

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.
Heretics and Heroes
Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385495585
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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95

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 Renaissance and the radical religious alterations of the Reformation.
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The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer
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ISBN: 9780345526922
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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: April 29, 2014
Price: $18.00

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait... Read more >
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Heretics and Heroes
Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill, Read by Thomas Cahill
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780307967497
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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill
Read by Thomas Cahill


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $40.00

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.
 
In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and... Read more >
Heretics and Heroes
Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385495578
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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $29.95

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.
 
In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and... Read more >
Heretics and Heroes
Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385534161
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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.
 
In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and... Read more >
Heretics and Heroes
Heretics and Heroes
Written by Thomas Cahill, Read by Thomas Cahill
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307967503
Our Price: $20.00

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Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Written by Thomas Cahill
Read by Thomas Cahill


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $20.00

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.
 
In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill guides us through the thrilling period of the Renaissance and... Read more >
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Power And Imagination
Power And Imagination
Written by Lauro Martines
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830937
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Power And Imagination

Written by Lauro Martines


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2013
Price: $22.99

The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power—by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures...

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The Lost Battles
The Lost Battles
Written by Jonathan Jones
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307741783
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The Lost Battles
Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
Written by Jonathan Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $17.00

In 1504, the informal rivalry between two of the most celebrated artists in Florence became a direct competition. Michelangelo was commissioned to paint a scene from the ancient battle of Cascina on a wall of the Palazzo Vecchio—in the same room where Leonardo da Vinci had already been commissioned to paint...

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The Last Pope
The Last Pope
Written by Robert Howells
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780285696
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The Last Pope
Francis and the Fall of the Vatican
Written by Robert Howells


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $21.95

Nearly a thousand years ago the Archbishop of Armagh, later canonised as St Malachy, made a series of prophecies that were hidden in the Vatican for 400 years. His predictions gave clues to the identities of the 109 Popes from medieval times to present day, including the final Pope who would... Read more >
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The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345526939
Our Price: $12.99
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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.99

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
The Borgias
The Borgias
Written by G.J. Meyer, Read by Enn Reitel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385366601
Our Price: $25.00

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The Borgias
The Hidden History
Written by G.J. Meyer
Read by Enn Reitel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $25.00

The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of The Tudors and A World Undone. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer offers an unprecedented portrait... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Lost Battles
The Lost Battles
Written by Jonathan Jones
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961013
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The Lost Battles
Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
Written by Jonathan Jones


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.99

From one of Britain’s most respected and acclaimed art historians, art critic of The Guardian—the galvanizing story of a sixteenth-century clash of titans, the two greatest minds of the Renaissance, working side by side in the same room in a fierce competition: the master Leonardo da Vinci, commissioned by the Florentine... Read more >
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Mary Boleyn
Mary Boleyn
Written by Alison Weir
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345521347
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Mary Boleyn
The Mistress of Kings
Written by Alison Weir


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $18.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
 
New York Times bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne’s husband, Henry VIII—and...

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The Prince
The Prince
Written by Niccolo Machiavelli, Foreword by Michael Ennis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962546
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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli
Foreword by Michael Ennis


Format: eBook, 75 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $1.99

Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power.

Astonishing in its candor, The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president. When, in 1512, Machiavelli was... Read more >
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Sister Queens
Sister Queens
Written by Julia Fox
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345516046
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Sister Queens
The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Written by Julia Fox


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $30.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and... Read more >
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Sister Queens
Sister Queens
Written by Julia Fox
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345532312
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Sister Queens
The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Written by Julia Fox


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $16.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and... Read more >
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Sister Queens
Sister Queens
Written by Julia Fox, Read by Rosalyn Landor
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307967466
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Sister Queens
The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Written by Julia Fox
Read by Rosalyn Landor


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $22.50

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister, Juana of Castile, wife of Philip of Burgundy and... Read more >
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Mary Boleyn
Mary Boleyn
Written by Alison Weir
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345521354
Our Price: $12.99
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Mary Boleyn
The Mistress of Kings
Written by Alison Weir


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $12.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
 
New York Times bestselling author and noted British historian Alison Weir gives us the first full-scale, in-depth biography of Mary Boleyn, sister to Queen Anne as well as mistress to Anne’s husband, Henry VIII—and... Read more >
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Cities of Gold
Cities of Gold
Written by Richard Scott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849082358
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Cities of Gold
Africa and the Americas 1494-1698
Written by Richard Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 132 pages
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $24.95

Follow Cortés and Pizarro in a quest for El Dorado or stand against the onrush of European expansion and colonialism with Cities of Gold, the sixth Field of Glory: Renaissance Companion. With artwork, maps and historical overviews, Cities of Gold journeys from the mountain stronghold of Machu Picchu and the great... Read more >
Duty and Glory
Duty and Glory
Written by Richard Bodley Scott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849082334
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Duty and Glory
Europe 1660-1698
Written by Richard Bodley Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 100 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $24.95

Step from the splendor of the courts of Louis XIV and Charles II to the mud and blood of Sedgemoor, the Boyne, and the battlefields of the War of the League of Augsburg with Duty and Glory, the latest Field of Glory: Renaissance companion. With historical overviews, artwork, maps, and detailed... Read more >
Colonies and Conquest
Colonies and Conquest
Written by Richard Bodley Scott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849082310
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Colonies and Conquest
Asia 1494-1698
Written by Richard Bodley Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 100 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $24.95

Following in the footsteps of Marco Polo, Colonies and Conquest, the fourth Field of Glory: Renaissance companion, presents the armies and allies of the great civilizations of Asia. Take on the role of a Portuguese conquistador or Dutch colonist, pushing ever-eastwards, seeking to bring trade and religion to the continent, or... Read more >
The Tudors
The Tudors
Written by G.J. Meyer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385340779
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The Tudors
The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
Written by G.J. Meyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $18.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer provides a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty—and some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. In 1485, Henry Tudor, whose claim to the English throne was so weak as to be almost laughable, nevertheless sailed from France with... Read more >
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