The Honest Courtesan

Margaret F. Rosenthal University of Chicago Press

The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who r

ISBN10 : 9780226728124 , ISBN13 : 0226728129

Page Number : 391

Thoughts On Machiavelli

Leo Strauss University of Chicago Press

Leo Strauss argued that the most visible fact about Machiavelli's doctrine is also the most useful one: Machiavelli seems to be a teacher of wickedness. Strauss sought to incorporate this idea in his

ISBN10 : 9780226777023 , ISBN13 : 0226777022

Page Number : 348

The Last Duel

Eric Jager Broadway Books

The gripping, atmospheric true story of the “duel to end all duels” in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight’s beautiful young wife

ISBN10 : 9780767919616 , ISBN13 : 0767919610

Page Number : 256

The Courtesan S Arts

Martha Feldman Oxford University Press

Courtesans, hetaeras, tawaif-s, ji-s--these women have exchanged artistic graces, elevated conversation, and sexual favors with male patrons throughout history and around the world. Of a different wor

ISBN10 : 9780199775088 , ISBN13 : 0199775087

Page Number : 424

Kepler S Witch

James A. Connor Harper Collins

Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surp

ISBN10 : 0061737429 , ISBN13 : 9780061737428

Page Number : 416