Renaissance

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

The Dead of Winter

By S. J. Parris - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Fans of Parris’s successful series of mysteries starring the Renaissance scholar and mystic Giordano Bruno will welcome this trio of stories exploring ...Read Review

The Giant: A Novel of Michelangelo’s David

By Laura Morelli - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Laura Morelli’s novel transports readers to early 16th-century Florence. The Italian Renaissance is in full swing, and the cathedral has sponsored a ...Read Review

The Night Portrait

By Laura Morelli - Published 2020

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Art historian Morelli immerses us in 15th-century Renaissance Italy and the mind of young Leonardo da Vinci as he paints Cecilia Gallerani, sixteen-year-old ...Read Review

The Crollalanzas

By Jayne Fresina - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

In Renaissance Venice, the Crollalanzas, a mother and her three daughters, are herbalists and midwives. Viola, the eldest twin, paints portraits on commission. ...Read Review

A Ceiling Made of Eggshells

By Gail Carson Levine - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Loma loves taking care of her young nieces and nephews—her “littles.” More than anything else, she wants to be a Mamá with ...Read Review