Renaissance

The Rabbi and the Painter

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Blood Libel (Isaac Alvarez Mysteries Book 1)

By M Lynes - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Seville, 1495: Three years after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, some remain, having converted, at least publicly, to Catholicism. Isaac Camarino Alvarez ...Read Review

The Diplomat of Florence: A Novel of Machiavelli and the Borgias

By Anthony Wildman - Published 2020

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In 1494, with a French army sweeping through Italy’s northern kingdoms, Florence’s apocalyptic preacher Savonarola warns that God’s retribution against corrupt ...Read Review

Midnight Fire (A Jagiellon Mystery)

By P.K. Adams - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the summer of 1545, Catarina travels to Krakow from her home in Bari, Italy. She is accompanied by her husband and young son, ...Read Review

Medici: Supremacy

By Matteo Struckul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Florence, 1469. Lorenzo de Medici has become the head of the family and de facto ruler of Florence. Life is never simple in the ...Read Review

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