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#1
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death
John Kelly.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007150700.  Daedalus Item Code: 61068
 
Second only to World War II in terms of human disaster, the "Black Death" traveled across medieval Europe and in just over a thousand days (1347–51) killed a third of its population—25 million ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle
Juliet Barker. Bernard Cornwell, intro.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349119182.  Daedalus Item Code: 61306
 
"The Battle of Agincourt of 1415 has endured in popular awareness on the strength of Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth. The historical Henry V bears scant resemblance to Falstaff's royal drinking ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination
Barry Strauss.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451668797.  Daedalus Item Code: 61337
 
Thanks to Shakespeare, the death of Julius Caesar is the most famous assassination in history, though what actually happened on March 15th, 44 BC, is far more gripping than Shakespeare's play. ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Book of Knights
L.A. Williams, with Donato Giancola, Mark Poole & Ruth Thompson.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402745560.  Daedalus Item Code: 61108
 
Gorgeously illustrated with dramatic page-filling paintings—up to 19 × 13 inches—by renowned fantasy illustrators, this book is a lush visual introduction to some of the greatest medieval warriors of ... (Read More)
 
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#6
A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome: ArtPlace Series
Angela K. Nickerson.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780977742912.  Daedalus Item Code: 53100
 
Part biography, part history, and part travel guide, this abundantly illustrated book explores the complex relationship between Michelangelo and the city he called home for most of his life. It ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Templars and the Shroud of Christ
Barbara Frale.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620874493.  Daedalus Item Code: 60770
 
Through much of the Middle Ages the Shroud of Turin was guarded by the Templars, contends Barbara Frale, an Italian paleographer at the Vatican Secret Archives. Indeed, it was their possession of the ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Castles: A History of Fortified Structures—Ancient, Medieval & Modern
Charles Stephenson, ed.
Publisher: Ivy Press.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781908005649.  Daedalus Item Code: 61455
 
Superbly illustrated with plan drawings, cross-sections, detailed renderings, photographs, and reproductions of art, this book offers an outstanding survey of the design and construction of ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Atlantis and the Silver City
Peter Daughtrey.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605984155.  Daedalus Item Code: 60829
 
First mentioned in print by Plato more than 2300 years ago, the concept of Atlantis has intrigued countless historians and writers through the ages, resulting in dozens of theories as to the island's ... (Read More)
 
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#10
La Bella Principessa di Leonardo da Vinci: Exhibition Catalogue (English, Italian, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Chinese Languages)
Martin Kemp. Vittorio Sgarbi, intro.
Publisher: Scripta Maneant.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788895847467.  Daedalus Item Code: 60542
 
When it was sold at auction in 1998, the drawing La Bella Principessa ("The Beautiful Princess") was listed as an anonymous 19th-century German work, created in homage to Renaissance art. ... (Read More)
 
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