Renaissance

Cupid and the Silent Goddess

By Alan Fisk - Published 2003

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In 1544, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici of Florence commissioned the artist Bronzino to paint a gift for King François I of France.  The ...Read Review

Medici: Legacy (Masters of Florence, 3)

By Matteo Strukul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

When Francis, heir to the throne of France, is found dead, many at the French court use the opportunity to make political mischief ...Read Review

The King’s Anatomist: The Journey of Andreas Vesalius

By Ron Blumenfeld - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

Jan van den Bossche has been the best friend of anatomist Andreas Vesalius since childhood. The two are “astral twins,” sharing a birthday ...Read Review

Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age

By Michael Pye - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

Antwerp? Great city of the Renaissance? Yes, as important in its own way as Florence, Venice, and Rome. In this engaging, deeply researched, ...Read Review

The Rabbi and the Painter

By Jennifer Kirkham (illus.) - By Shoshana Weiss - Published 2021

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Children/Young Adult

This picture book imagines a friendship between two historical figures: Rabbi Judah Aryeh and the Renaissance painter known as Tintoretto. They lived near ...Read Review

Tuscan Daughter: A Novel

By Lisa Rochon - Published 2021

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In the village of Settignano outside Florence, Beatrice was orphaned by her father’s murder and her mother’s abandonment. Through her, Tuscan ...Read Review

Da Vinci’s Cat

By Catherine Gilbert Murdock - Published 2021

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Children/Young Adult

Renaissance Italy and present-day New Jersey? Different times and places that are spotlighted in this book. In Italy, Federico is a proud 11-year-old ...Read Review

City of Vengeance (Cesare Aldo Series)

By D. V. Bishop - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

Winter, 1536. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier, is now employed by the “Otto”, the most feared criminal court in Florence, currently ruled by Alessandro ...Read Review

The Devil’s Pawn (Faust 2)

By Oliver Pötzsch - Published 2021

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It’s 1518 in Europe, a time when kings are made, and the church wields spiritual as well as economic power. Johann Faust is ...Read Review

Princes of the Renaissance: The Hidden Power Behind an Artistic Revolution

By Hollingsworth - By Mary - Published 2021

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Nonfiction

This gorgeous illustrated book tells many wonderful stories. Its main characters are “princes” in the broad sense of powerful rulers, as Machiavelli and ...Read Review

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