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Machiavelli’s Democratic Turn

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Against the common opinion that says that peoples, when they are princes, are varying, mutable, and ungrateful, I affirm that . . . a prince unshackled from the laws will be more ungrateful, varying, and imprudent than a people...

The ‘slipshod’ nature of Carpaccio’s St Tryphon Tames the Basilisk

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Patricia Fortini Brown’s book on narrative painting in Renaissance Venice refers to the ‘Age of Carpaccio’. Patricia Fortini Brown, Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio (New...

Barefoot Boy Makes Good

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...The notion of greatness, unlike those of goodness or wickedness or talent or beauty, is not a mere characteristic of individuals in a more or less private context, but is, as we ordinarily use it, directly connected with social...

Italian tin-glazed ceramics

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In a famous letter written in 1490, Lorenzo de’ Medici told of the high esteem in which he held maiolica, comparing it to silverware: ‘if the rarer an item is the more it should be held dear, I hold these vases...

Yugoslav refugees and British relief workers in Italian and Egyptian refugee camps, 1944–6

Internationalists in European History : Rethinking the Twentieth Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The research for this chapter was made possible by the national project Refugees – A Never-Ending Story (J6-8249) and the national programme Slovene History (P6-0325). I am grateful to all my colleagues and the editors of this volume...

Material culture without objects

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Increasingly, scientists employing skills beyond documentary analysis are the ones making fundamental historical breakthroughs. As I write, geneticists, physical anthropologists and evolutionary biologists are rewriting the Columbian...

Guicciardini and the Humanist Historians

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Guicciardini’s relation to the tradition of humanist historiography remains problematic despite considerable study over the past thirty years. Early attempts to dissociate Guicciardini were flawed by misunderstanding of the fundamental...

Ancient warfare

Philip Sabin

Philip Sabin is Professor of Strategic Studies in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. He has worked closely with the armed services and appears regularly on TV and radio. He has also co-edited the two volume Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simulating War : Studying Conflict through Simulation Games

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In 1977 Charles Starks satirised the trend towards ever greater detail and complexity in conflict simulations by imagining ‘The Ultimate Wargame’, which would simulate the whole of World War Two using hundreds of volumes of rules...

Giambattista Vico and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...It was Benedetto Croce, one of Vico’s best admirers, who remembered that when Nicola Capasso first opened the Scienza nuova, he “fancied he had lost his wits and ... by a joke hurried off to his Doctor Cirillo, to have his pulse felt...

The Conduct of Vitellius in Cassius Dio’s Roman History

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...* I am grateful to Mr. C. Mallan, Dr. J. Manley, and Historia’s anonymous referees for their advice and criticism, which have much improved the final article. They bear no responsibility for its imperfections. I. INTRODUCTION...