Medieval and Renaissance History
The Great Pox
The French Disease in Renaissance Europe
Hardcover ISBN: 0300069340
A weighty study exploring the impact of the French Disease (also known as The Great Pox or syphilis to later generations) in renaissance Europe. The medical history concentrates on the reactions of the doctors and others to the "new" disease, particularly in Italy but with comparisons to other part of Europe, identifies patients from the vast archives of charitable and sanitary institutions, and follows the development of confusion among the intellectual elite as the disease threw accepted medical theory out the window. Includes illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Mysteries of the Middle Ages
The Rise of Feminism, Science And Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
Hardcover ISBN: 0385495552
A new volume in the author's acclaimed Hinges of History series examines the rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science following the Dark Ages, vividly capturing the spirit of experimentation, pageantry, and pursuit of knowledge that transformed medieval Europe and set the stage for the modern world. 125,000 first printing.
History of the Later Roman Empire
From the Death of Theodosius I to the Death of Justinian
Paperback ISBN: 0486203999
Volume 2 of classic history. One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (A.D. 395) to the death of Justinian (A.D. 565). "An important and valuable contribution to our knowledge." — Classical Review.
A World Lit Only by Fire
The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
Paperback ISBN: 0316545562
Chronicles the historical transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and focuses on riveting figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Lucrezia Borgia, Henry VIII, and others. By the author of Death of a President. Reprint. PW.
The Protestant Reformation
Paperback ISBN: 0061148474
Newly revised, an overview of the Protestant Reformation includes a variety of source material that analyzes the origins of the Reformation, the teachings of the reformers, the movement's impact on the sixteenth century, and its influence on religious history. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.