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King, Ross

Summary: "The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings-the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence's manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 381.45 KIN

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR

Vivanti, Corrado.

Contents: Part I. The Florentine secretary -- A shadowy period : the first half of his life -- The relationship with Savonarola -- The activity in the Chancery -- The correspondence with functionaries of the domain -- Diplomatic activity -- The experience of the early missions -- Changes of fortune and the Ghiribizzi al Soderino -- The Florentine ordinance -- The Venetian defeat and the reconquest of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLO VIV

Pettegree, Andrew.

Summary: "The dawn of print was a major turning point in the early modern world. It rescued ancient learning from obscurity, transformed knowledge of the natural and physical world, and brought the thrill of book ownership to the masses. But, as Andrew Pettegree reveals, the story of the post-Guttenberg world was rather more complicated than we have often come to believe. The Book in the Renaissance...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070.5094 PET

Palombo, Alyssa

Summary: "A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Hering, Marianne.

Summary: Beth and her cousin Patrick travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination station, to 1000 A.D. Greenland, where they meet Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson and witness the spread of Christianity in that country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 2010

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Hering

King, Ross

Summary: An alternative portrait of the revolutionary political philosopher challenges popular beliefs about the cruelty of his character to reveal the complexities and sympathetic nature of his personality.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 320.1092 KIN

Fletcher, Catherine

Summary: "Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEDICI, ALESSANDRO DE FLE

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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Norwich, John Julius

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 NOR

Freeman, Charles

Summary: A radical reappraisal of the impact of Constantine's adoption of Christianity in 368 AD on the later Roman world, and on Western civilization. Adopting those aspects of the religion that suited his purposes, Constantine turned Rome on a course from the relatively open, tolerant and pluralistic civilization of the Hellenistic world, towards a culture that was based on the rule of fixed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.12 FRE

Bate, Jonathan.

Summary: Bate's Soul of the Age tells the story of the great dramatist while deducing the crucial events of Shakespeare's life, connecting those events to his world and work as never before, and revealing how this unsurpassed artist came to be.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM BAT

Mercer, Abbie

Summary: Bloody sacrifices, disgusting diets, and shocking religious rituals are some of the gruesome aspects of the totally gross history of Mesoamerica. Concise and entertaining, this text covers some of the more nauseating facts about pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (the region spanning Central America). The gruesome details about the Mesoamerican diet, religion, and medicine will shock readers. But beyond...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Publishing's Rosen Central 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 972 MER

Summary: Pasolini's rendition of 8 of Boccaccio's tales. Includes lusty nuns who perform sexual "miracles," a cheating wife with a head for business, a dying con artist attempting a heavenly swindle, young lovers caught with their pants down, a servant who loses his head for love and a gullible farmer who tries to turn his wife into a mare.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DEC

Summary: Rick Steves takes you off-the-beaten-path of some of his favorite European cities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Back Door Productions 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 914 RIC

Hollingsworth, Mary

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was an era of dramatic political, religious, and cultural change in the Italian peninsula, witnessing major innovations in the visual arts, literature, music, and science. Princes of the Renaissance charts these developments in a sequence of eleven chapters, each of which is devoted to two or three princely characters with a cast of minor ones--from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.1 HOL

Moorehead, Caroline

Summary: Mussolini was not only ruthless- he was subtle and manipulative. Black-shirted thugs did his dirty work for him- arson, murder, destruction of homes and offices, bribes, intimidation and the forcible administration of castor oil. His opponents - including editors, publishers, union representatives, lawyers and judges - were beaten into submission. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MOO

Spencer, Elizabeth

Summary: Over the course of a career that spanned six decades, the southern novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Spencer established herself as one of the finest literary artists of a generation that included Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty. This definitive volume brings together three remarkable novels: The Voice at the Back Door, her powerful masterpiece about racial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2021

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC SPE

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

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Eco, Umberto.

Summary: In 1327, finding his sensitive mission at an Italian abbey further complicated by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William of Baskerville turns detective.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ECO

Greenblatt, Stephen

Summary: A young man from the provinces a man without wealth, connections, or university educatiońmoves to London. In a remarkably short time he becomes the greatest playwright not just of his age but of all time. His works appeal to urban sophisticates and first-time theatergoers; he turns politics into poetry; he recklessly mingles vulgar clowning and philosophical subtlety. How is such an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 822.33 SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM GRE

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press, London in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts 2002

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.45 MED

Hales, Dianne R.

Summary: "A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 HAL

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years. This remarkable recreation of the action-packed century that saw the murder of Thomas Becket and the signing of the Magna Carta covers the lives and reigns of the first five...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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