books about: renaissance
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
Random House, 2008
Hooked Me in the First 10 Pages
This book is outstanding. In the first half of the book you basically have: 1. The Ottoman Empire which is reaching the apex of its maritime capabilities. 2. The Barbary Pirates of North Africa who are in league with the Ottomans and strike the coastal regions of Europe with impunity. 3. A knightly order left over from the last crusade which plays as "down and dirty" as their Ottoman ...
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
If you love the Renaissance and architecture this is a book for you. Exceptionally well informed, very clear in the architectural information, even of involved matters, and very easy to read. A gem.
Manners, Custom, and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period
Public Domain Books, 2004
Profusely illustrated ebook
Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the Renaissance Period. Published by MobileReference (mobi). This ebook can be thoroughly enjoyed by readers who are seriously interested in this topic. The ebook will make you reconsider your view of the Middle Ages.
The Shakespeare Stealer
The Shakespeare Stealer - Great Book!
Hello I'm autistic adult. This is my review on The Shakespeare Stealer. Normally I don't really get into shakespeare. Shakespeare is an author I can either take or leave. His work is good though I read some when I was in high school in while back. But anyways I picked this book up at Half Price Books store and I really enjoyed this book. It really draw's you in. I love how this book is ...
The City of God (De Civitate Dei) (mobi)
I've done considerable reading in what would be classed as "Great Christian Literature" but thought Augustine would turn out to be boring. Absolutely Not Boring. He's funny, razor sharp, and has allegorical insights which are wonderful. His analyses of the progress of the City of God and the City of Earth are splendid...how come churches don't talk about this stuff? For instance... did you know ...
Michel de Montaigne - The Complete Essays (mobi)
The Shakespeare of Essayists
If he had a more manageable name, there should be an equivalent to "Shakespearean" for Michel de Montaigne, and the label to refer to essayists of his level. As with Shakespearean, you have to pay attention lest the dense, meaningful sentences fly past. And frankly, there are times, and moods, when he's too dense for me to appreciate, or I'm too dense and have to put him aside. Like another ...
A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance - Portrait of an Age
Back Bay Books, 2009
Fun to read, but not as accurate
William Manchester is Professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Over the years he has written many popular works on history; this is his contribution to the medieval period. Manchester's particular interest and area of expertise is the life and accomplishments of Ferdinand Magellan. This book sets up the picture of Magellan's world, beginning with the Dark Ages ...
Dolphin Books, 2008
#20 Power Politics (Understanding the Enemy)
Power Politics (Understanding the Enemy) The quintessential evil doers manual...knowing this will give you insights to all the power mongers of the planet!
Schaum's Outline of Modern European History
Good price for the excellent condition of the product and arrived on time. Thanks and I fill great with this transaction
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Activity Book 2: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of ...
Susan Wise Bauer
Peace Hill Press
The Story of the World Volume 2
We now love this series! I came across it in the library, but just reading it to my kids - they hated it! Then we got the supplemental activity book and it now is our favorite subject! Both books together really bring history alive. We have mumified a chicken, recreated a dinosaur dig, made a Greek vase, and so much more! My kids are now learning not only about history - but how to love ...
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the ...
Susan Wise Bauer
Peace Hill Press
Good Review for Story of the World Vol 2
I read the first volume without purchasing the test questions. When I bought the second volume I saw the test book and bought it too. I'm glad I did. Sometimes when I read a chapter, the boys might drift off a little. Asking the questions from this test workbook lets me know how well they were listening. We can go over the material again or reread a certain section if necessary. We ...
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2 Audiobook: The Middle Ages: From the Fall ...
Susan Wise Bauer
Peace Hill Press
Wonderful and Educational
This book is such a great tool for teaching children. The chapters are a good length so not to bore the child. Most children want to continue reading and not stop. It is perfect and designed as a read aloud to young elementary age kids. I also recommend it for 6-8 graders as an independent read especially if you have not had much world history yet. Adults that did not learn much history in school ...
The Consolation of Philosophy
Penguin Publishing, 2003
Recovering from amnesia
Each time I teach Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy in my Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy course, I'm struck by what a wonderful text it is. There are at least three reasons for this. First, it's as good an introduction to the worldview of the late antiquity/early medieval periods as one's likely to find. That worldview is likely to strike contemporary ears as foreign--Boethius' ...
Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church
Helping You Understand Missional
Mostly, I always enjoy Reggie McNeal's material. His book "The Present-Future" was excellent. His material on spiritual leadership and formation is superb as well. This book did not disappoint. McNeal takes some of the scholarly concepts of the missional church and explains them to a wider audience. Not all of the material one will use, but there is a ton of insight into the present world ...
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
Popes, Bankers, Artists, and Murder
This book is a terrific narrative on the Medici's of Renaissance Florence. Hibbert captures the various Medici family members which included Cosimo and his banking empire which funded the dynasty. His grandson Lorenzo who was the greatest of all the patrons of Rennaisance artists such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Galileo. We meet Medici's who become Pope even though their only qualifications ...
Neeland Media LLC, 2004
Astonishing - Given Who Wrote It
This is an astonishing work - given that it was written five hundred years ago by Thomas More, a rich Catholic and later Lord Chancellor. Thomas More begins his tale autobiographically and relates how he meets a traveler called Raphael who is highly educated in Greek language and literature (who is, in other words, a humanist). The rest of the short book consists mainly of Raphael's discourse ...
The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050
Cambridge University Press, 2001
The Heart of Asymmetric Advantage is NOT Technology
This is the only serious book I have been able to find that addresses revolutions in military affairs with useful case studies, a specific focus on whether asymmetric advantages do or do not result, and a very satisfactory executive conclusion. This book is strongly recommended for both military professionals, and the executive and congressional authorities who persist in sharing the fiction ...
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
I read this book and could not put it down. It is written beautifully, but it has so much information about Galileo that we should all know! This man was a genius.
The Birth of Venus: A Novel
Random House Trade Paperbacks
The Birth of Venus
16th Century Florence: Sister Lucrezia, an elderly nun, has passed away in a convent with the unusual request that her body is not to be washed and her clothes not changed after her death. However, due to a disease outbreak, this is not possible and the nuns in charge of the duty are shocked by several peculiar findings on her body hinting at secrets of Sister Lucrezia's life before the convent ...
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
This book is truly excellent. Very wide scope: it covers from the psychology of the artists (particularly Michaelangelo and Raphael) and that of the Pope (Julius II) to the materials used in the colors, and the techniques of fresco painting. I enjoyed the style and the pace. A book to relish.
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