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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

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

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

Claridge, Laura P.

Summary: "Left off her company's fifth anniversary tribute but described by Thomas Mann as "the soul of the firm," Blanche Knopf began her career when she founded Alfred A. Knopf with her husband in 1915. With her finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing culture, Blanche quickly became a driving force behind the firm. A conduit to the literature of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Blanche...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KNOPF, BLANCHE CLA

Hollingsworth, Mary

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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 New Non-fiction, Call number: 945.1 HOL

Lester, Toby.

Contents: Awakening -- Old World. Matthew's maps ; Scourge of God ; The description of the world ; through the Ocean Sea ; Seeing is believing -- New World. Rediscovery ; Ptolemy the Wise ; the Florentine perspective ; Terrae incognitae ; Into African climes ; The learned men ; Cape of Storms ; Colombo ; The Admiral ; Christ-bearer ; Amerigo -- The whole world. Gymnasium ; World without end ; Afterworld...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 912.73 LES

Summary: Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CIT

Murphy, Caroline

Summary: From the Publisher: In Murder of a Medici Princess, Caroline Murphy illuminates the brilliant life and tragic death of Isabella de Medici, one of the brightest stars in the dazzling world of Renaissance Italy, the daughter of Duke Cosimo I, ruler of Florence and Tuscany. Murphy is a superb storyteller, and her fast-paced narrative captures the intrigue, the scandal, the romantic affairs, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MEDICI, ISABELLA DE MUR

Cahill, Thomas.

Summary: The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, Doubleday 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941.501 CAH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.501 Cahil

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

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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Holsinger, Bruce W.

Summary: London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England's kings--and among the book's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOL

Strathern, Paul

Summary: "By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate of constantly shifting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2015

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

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

Gottlieb, Robert

Summary: "The editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster writes with wit and candor about becoming the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GOTTLIEB, ROBERT GOT

Gerber, Merrill Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Wisconsin Press 2002

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

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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Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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6 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
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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

Fisher, Leonard Everett

Summary: Surveys the history of printing in colonial America, describing the work of the early printers, the development of the free press, and the printer's craft and technique.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 686.2 FIS

Rice, Anne

Summary: Vittorio, a five-hundred-year-old vampire, tells the story of how he was seduced at the age of sixteen by Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies, after she saved him from being killed by her fellow vampires during a slaughter in which his entire family was wiped out.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeta Bolsillo 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.3 FICTION RIC

Bagge, Sverre

Summary: "Christianity and European-style monarchy--the cross and the scepter--were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. Cross and Scepter is a concise history of the Scandinavian kingdoms from the age of the Vikings to the Reformation, written by Scandinavia's leading medieval historian. Sverre Bagge shows how the rise...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 948.023 BAG

Summary: Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, propelling him, his two sons Cesare and Juan, and his daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Showtime Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BOR

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