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The Spear of Lepanto, Books I & II
By Leon Radomile
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 203,580. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Fiction
An epic tale of adventure, romance and heroism, vividly bringing the distant past to life. Set in the 16th century and featuring a young and affable Miguel de Cervantes, the story is about the quest for an enigmatic relic Pope Pius V believes will decide the fate of Christian Europe. Only a brokered alliance forced by the Holy See between Spain and Venice can stop the invincible Ottoman Turks.
Michelangelo: the Man, his Works, his Legacy
By James Taylor-Foster
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011.
A compelling trip through all of Michelangelo's works that reside within the Vatican's walls with references to St. Peter's Basilica, his fresco cycle on the Sistine Chapel ceiling and the Last Judgment, as well as the Pietà and his sculptural work on Pope Julius II's tomb, this essay-drawn from personal experience-will be of interest to a well-read art historian or Renaissance art-lovers alike.
Twice Queen of France: Anne of Brittany
By Mildred Allen Butler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction
Anne of Brittany was only 12 when, in 1488, she became its Duchess, but already she was among the best-educated women of her era and she was determined to preserve the duchy’s independence. At 15 she averted takeover by France when she married its king, Charles VIII, and after he died she married his successor, Louis XII, becoming the only person ever twice crowned Queen of France. Ages 12 up.
An Introduction to Western Philosophy
By Matt McGinniss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Biographies and key ideas of twenty of the most important western philosophers, from Socrates, Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche, Foucault and Derrida.
Sortir de l'impasse (2)
By Lundi
You set the price! Words: 1,050. Language: French. Published: May 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Quatrième billet de la série consacrée à l'absence de prospective en politique. Mise en perspective du phénomène d'accélération de la société occidentale et de ses conséquences. Importance de l'investissement dans la culture et l'éducation, les nouvelles sources d'énergie, pour favoriser l'arrivée d'une nouvelle Renaissance à l'issue du nouveau Moyen Âge qui s'annonce.
Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan
By Catherine Jaime
Series: The Travels of da Vinci, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
Leonardo da Vinci came to Milan a broke, unemployed artist. He left Milan 16 years later as a broke, unemployed artist, fleeing the French. But in the years in between he worked for Duke Lodovico, painting the Last Supper, designing an Equestrian Monument, planning several wedding festivities, and much more. If you enjoyed Leonardo the Florentine, you will enjoy Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan!
By Joseph Orbi
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 64,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
Joseph Orbi's Cenacolo is a novel based on the award winning play of the same title, dealing with two harrowing weeks in the life of Leonardo da Vinci. It is a historical novel of intrigue, unbearable suspense and forbidden love. Its principal characters are some of the giants of the Renaissance; Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccòlo Machiavelli, Ludovico Sforza and Çesare Borgia.
Thoinot et les voleurs de Leonardo
By Jean-Claude Féret
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,020. Language: French. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
Premier volume d'une série pour les jeunes. En 1517, Thoinot puis Nicolette son amie, vivent dans l'entourage immédiat de Leonard de Vinci. Ils se trouvent ainsi mêlés à des évènements qui risquent de mettre en péril, Leonard et son ami le Roy François 1er. Bien sûr, ils savent toujours trouver les solutions adaptées. C'est aussi l'occasion de mieux connaître Leonard. Volume illustré
L'Ercole di Piero, tra mito e realtà
By Roberto Manescalchi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 23,120. Language: Italian. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Terre di Piero® è una collana dedicata a studi e opere di Piero della Francesca. Un luogo per la mente e la bellezza.
The Separated
By Troon Harrison
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,610. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
From an award-winning author, this fantasy action/adventure has a richly detailed setting akin to Renaissance Italy. Three heroes -- a sea witch's daughter, the outcast son of a pirate, and the mysterious Keeper -- embark on a quest to save their land from a sorcerer. Sea battles, witch craft, war, exotic and mythical animals, young love, and memorable characters are portrayed in lush detail.