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Classical/Medieval/Renaissance Studies
#1
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316224512.  Daedalus Item Code: 54275
 
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men—a crime that stunned France, since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Cathars: The Rise and Fall of the Great Heresy
Sean Martin.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843443360.  Daedalus Item Code: 54233
 
Flourishing principally in France's Languedoc region and Italy, the medieval sect known as the Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Bosworth 1485: Psychology of a Battle
Michael Jones.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473633827.  Daedalus Item Code: 54726
 
The 1485 Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the dynasties of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle, while the house of Tudor rose from ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court
Anna Whitelock.
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374239787.  Daedalus Item Code: 54542
 
Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, and for more than 40 years her bedchamber was the heart of her court. Elizabeth's private life was of public concern—her body represented the state ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Tigress of Forlì: The Life of Caterina Sforza
Elizabeth Lev.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908800176.  Daedalus Item Code: 54263
 
A strategist to match Machiavelli (with whom she had an affair), a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias, a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak, and a mother ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother
Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451629545.  Daedalus Item Code: 54029
 
This is a fascinating historical omnibus by three experts on early Tudor history and the Wars of the Roses, introducing three of England's most powerful women. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Troilus and Cressida
Geoffrey Chaucer. George Philip Krapp, trans.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486446585.  Daedalus Item Code: 04273
 
Frequently referred to as the first great English novel and set during the siege of Troy, this tragic verse romance is considered by many to be "Chaucer's greatest poem" (C.S. Lewis). Troilus, a ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Parthenon Sculptures
Ian Jenkins. Ivor Kerslake & Dudley Hubbard, photos.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674026926.  Daedalus Item Code: 40052
 
The senior curator of Greek and Roman antiquities in the British Museum, Ian Jenkins here surveys the Museum's Parthenon sculptures as prime examples of classical Greek art, as well as how they have ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Thomas Campion
Thomas Campion. Charles Simic, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571236640.  Daedalus Item Code: 53907
 
Although many poets have had their verses set to music, Thomas Campion (1567–1620) was distinguished by his adaptations of his own lyrics, penning more than 100 lute songs and masques. Primarily ... (Read More)
 
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