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The Forgotten Frontier : a History of the Sixteenth Century Ibero-African Frontier

By Hess, Andrew C.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. 278 p. w/ endnotes, bibliographical essay, index. Includes discussion of the Ottoman expansion into North Africa.

$35.00

Renaissance Humanism in Papal Rome : Humanists and Churchmen on the Eve of Reformation

By D'Amico, John F.

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket, which as a number of small tears. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on title page. 331 p. w/ endnotes, index. A study of the rise, practice, and influence of humanism in Rome after the French invasion of 1494.

$35.00

Patterns in Late Medici Art Patronage

By Goldberg, Edward L.

Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Spine of book has brown stains, as if coffee was dripped on it. 425 p. w/ endnotes, bibliogaphy, index. Focuses on the collecting interests and artistic support of Cardinal Leopoldo de' Medici and Cosimo III in the 17h century.

$35.00

Renaissance and Reform : the Italian Contribution. Collected Essays Vol. II

By Yates, Francs A.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Slight soiling to top edge of text block. 273 p. w/ illus., endnotes, index. 20 essays on a variety of Italian Renaissance topics, including Giordano Bruno, Shakespeare, Italian teachers in England, Paolo Sarpi, Italian academies, and more.

$45.00

Jesuit Political Thought : the Society of Jesus and the State, c. 1540 - 1630

By Höpfl, Harro

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 406 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. A detailed study of the Sociey of Jesus as scholars and pamphleteers in the controversies of the 16th and 17th centuries.

$40.00

Michelangelo's Medici Chapel : A New Interpretation.

By Balas, Edith.

Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dj. Main flaw with this item are large printer's stamps on front pastedown endpaper and on title page. 196 pages with illustrations, footnotes, appendix, bibliography, and index. A study of the iconography and symbolism of the Medici Chapel.

$105.00

Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum Aliaque Aevi Decimi Sexti Monimenta Rarissima. Die Briefe Der Finsterlinge an Magister Ortuinus Von Deventer, Nebst andern sehr Seltenen Beiträgen zur Litteratur-, Sitten- und Kirchengeschichte des Sechzehnten Jahrhunderts

By Ortuinus von Deventer. Dr. Ernest Münch, editor

Leipzig: Libraria F. [ Friedrich ] Nicolai, 1827. First edition thus. leatherbound. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Leatherbound, light brown, with crosshatched design to boards, gilt ruling to boards, gilt titling and designs to spine. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. vi [ 2 ], 554 p. A collection of satrical letters from humanists that first appeared in 1515-1519. The letters support Johann Reuchlin regarding the importance and protection of Jewish books, and pretend to be from fanatical Christians arging all Jewish books should be burned. In particular, Deventer (called Ortwin in English), who sided against Reuchlin, had his career and influence effectively ended by the letters, which effectively attacked his morality, scholarship, and sobriety.

$125.00

The Elect Nation : the Savonarolan Movement in Florence 1494 - 1545

By Polizzotto, Lorenzo

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994. Later printing. Hardcover. very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dust jacket. Errata sticker on copyright page. xiv, 488 p. w/ footnotes, appendices, select bibliography, index. A comprehensive study of the "religous, political, and cultural movement inspired by Savonarola" on Florentine life (from the dj flap).

$55.00

The Last Descendant of Aeneas : the Hapsburgs and the Mythic Image of the Emperor

By Tanner, Marie

New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Large octavo (slightly oversize). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. xi (3), 333p. w/ endnotes, b&w illus., select bibliography, index. A study of the mythology and imagery of Western rulers during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, forcusing on Hapsburgs in the latter period.

$40.00

From Byzantium to Italy : Greek Studies of the Italian Renaissance

By Wilson, N. G.

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 200 p. w/ notes, index. A detailed study of the study of Greek philology by Italian humanist scholars in the Renaissance, and the recovery of classical Greek to greater prominence in the West.

$55.00

Galileo Studies: Personality, Tradition, and Revolution.

By Drake, Stillman.

Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1970.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards and Dj Slight fading along dj's spine. Name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Light foxing to endpapers and more so to page edges. 289 pages with endnotes after each essay/chapter, and index. A work by noted Galileo scholar Stillman Drake that examines "the individuality of Galileo's creative work," rather than exploring within the overall history of science and technology. Drake does this to provide a fresh perspective on Galileo's discoveries, "to see Galileo's work as he himself approached and evaluated it." (dj blurb).

$20.00

National Myths in Renaissance France : Francus, Samothes, and the Druids

By Asher R. E.

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 269 p. w/ notes at end of chapters, appendices, bibliography, index. A study of the reasons for the rise of national myths in France during the Renaissance, from embracing earlier sources uncritically (such as ones noting the French descent from the Trojans) to a more factual interest later in the period.

$65.00

Nuremberg in the Sixteenth Century : City Politics and Life between Middle Ages and Modern Times

By Strauss, Gerald

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976. Second edition. Hardcover in brown cloth binding. Very Good without dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards with slight scuffing. Stamp with previous owner's name on front free endpaper. 305 pages with illustrations, maps, notes, and index. A classic study of this Imperial city during the Reformation era.

$20.00

War and Society in Habsburg Spain : Selected Essays

By Thompson, I. A. A.

Aldershot: VARIORUM / Ashgate, 1992. First edition thus. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Name and address of former owner on endpaper. xii, 353 p. A collection of 15 scholarly essays and articles on Spain from the mid 1500s thru 1700. Covers Lepanto, taxation, military organization, the Duke of Medina, the Armada, crime, nobility, and more.

$65.00

The Praise of Folie

By Erasmus, translated by Chaloner, Sir Thomas. edited by Clarence H. Miller

London: Early English Text Society, 1965. First edition thus. Hardcover in full brown cloth. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Some thin lines of fading visible on front cover. 225 p. w/ frontis, bibliography, extensive introduction by the editor, explanatory notes, glosary, index of names, and additional pages listing the other EETS publications. This work of Erasmus was "Englished" by Chaloner, Knight, poet, and diplomat under Queens Mary and Elizabeth I.

$30.00

Mantua : the Calendula and the Eagle

By Braglia, Riccardo. photographs by Tony Lodigiani

Mantua, Italy: Rossi Edizione, 2003. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 132 p. w/ many color illustations. An attractive survey of the city of Mantua under the Gonzaga, highlighting the art and architecture of their rule.

$30.00

Hugh Latimer : Apostle to the English

By Chester, Allan G.

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Good without dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit heavier near head of spine. Tanning to edges and spine of boards. 261 p. w/ notes, bibliography, index. Latimer (1487? - 1555) was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and Bishop of Worcester. he was a reformist, and later an Anglican who opposed the Six Articles proposed by Henry VIII. When Queen Mary I ascended the throne, he was burned for heresy with Nicholas Ridley and became of the three Oxford Martyrs.

$45.00

The Portable Queen : Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony

By Cole, Mary Hill

Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 1999. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 277 p. w/ notes, bibliography, index, and appendices on lists, chonology of travels, and hosts. A study of the annual royal visits to towns and noble homes in southern England in the reign of Elizabeth I. and their importance to her rule and relations with her subjects.

$60.00

Mediterranean Studies : The Journals of the Mediterranean Studies Association Volume Sixteen [ 16 ] 2007

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges, corners bumped. 227 p. 10 scholarly essay on subjects from the Middle Ages to 17th C. Subjects include Normans and Muslims in Sicily, late Medieval Spain, Renaisance Italy, Columbus & Andrea Doria in Genoa, and more.

$25.00

Christening Pagan Mysteries : Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom

By Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover in brown cloth binding with illustration on front cover. Very Good without dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards with minor scuffing to covers. 174 pages with endnotes, bibliography, and index. A work "devoted to investigating the scholarly commonplace that Erasmus' revival of classical learning defines his evangelical humanism" (front fly page).

$20.00

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