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Prince's Body: Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine

by Valeria Finucci Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780674725454
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Defining the proper female body, seeking elective surgery for beauty, enjoying lavish spa treatments, and combating impotence...

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Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in Machiavellis Florentine Political Thought

by Mark Jurdjevic Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780674725461
Format:
Hbk 312 pages

Like many inhabitants of booming metropolises, Machiavelli alternated between love and hate for his native city. He often wrote...

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Medicean Succession: Monarchy and Sacral Politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medicis Florence

by Gregory Murry Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780674725478
Format:
Hbk 360 pages

In 1537, Florentine Duke Alessandro dei Medici was murdered by his cousin and would-be successor, Lorenzino dei Medici. Lorenzino's...

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Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature

by Wai-yee Li Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9780674492042
Format:
Hbk 650 pages

The Ming-Qing dynastic transition in seventeenth-century China was an epochal event that reverberated in Qing writings and beyond;...

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Negotiated Power: The State, Elites, and Local Governance in Twelfth- to Fourteenth-Century China

by Sukhee Lee Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780674417144
Format:
Hbk 362 pages

The internal dynamics driving the relationship between the state and local society during the Southern Song and Yuan dynasties...

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Where the Negroes Are Masters: An African Port in the Era of the Slave Trade

by Randy Sparks Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9780674724877
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

Annamaboe was the largest slave trading port on the eighteenth-century Gold Coast, and it was home to successful, wily African...

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Mattress Maker's Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni de Medici and Livia Vernazza

by Brendan Dooley Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780674724662
Format:
Hbk 480 pages

A Mattress Maker's Daughter richly illuminates the narrative of two people whose mutual affection shaped their own lives and in...

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On Methods, Volume 1: Books I-II

by Jacopo Zabarella and John P McCaskey Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780674724792
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

Jacopo Zabarella's two treatises On Methods and On Regressus (1578) are among the most important Renaissance discussions of how...

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On Methods, Volume 2: Books III-IV. On Regressus

by Jacopo Zabarella and John P McCaskey Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780674724808
Format:
Hbk 480 pages

Jacopo Zabarella's two treatises On Methods and On Regressus (1578) are among the most important Renaissance discussions of how...

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Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920

by Anne Butler The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9781469622057
Format:
Pbk 448 pages

Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance....

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Evolution: The First Four Billion Years

by Michael Ruse, Joseph Travis and Edward O Wilson Belknap Press
Pub Date:
11/2011
ISBN:
9780674062214
Format:
Pb+ 1008 pages

Spanning evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, from discoveries and data to philosophy and history,...

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Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers

by M Ruth Little and Tim Buchman The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
06/2014
ISBN:
9781469621357
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

An old graveyard, writes Ruth Little, is a cultural encyclopedia--an invaluable source of insight and information about the families,...

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Correspondence of John Cotton

by Sargent Bush Jr The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9781469615240
Format:
Pb+ 584 pages

John Cotton (1584-1652) was a key figure in the English Puritan movement in the first half of the seventeenth century, a respected...

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Don Carlos Buell: Most Promising of All

by Stephen Engle The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9781469617107
Format:
Pb+ 496 pages

Major General Don Carlos Buell stood among the senior Northern commanders early in the Civil War, led the Army of the Ohio in...

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Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

by Elizabeth Leonard The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9781469621838
Format:
Pbk 432 pages

Joseph Holt, the stern, brilliant, and deeply committed Unionist from Kentucky, spent the first several months of the American...

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