Renaissance Dissident

Art and History Publications

Art and History Books

My books span thousands of years of Italian art, history and culture. They are full of interesting historical detail, packed with beautiful photography, and written to be accessible to everyone. To find out more about my books, click on the cover images or the links below, which will take you to dedicated pages for each publication, where you can buy your copy. Ebooks are supplied as PDF files, which can be read on PCs, tablets and Kindles. Some are available as free PDF downloads under the Creative Commons 4.0 Non-Commercial Licence (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Buying my books: payment is processed by Paypal on their secure server, using credit and debit cards, or your Paypal account, if you have one (you do not need to have a Paypal account). A link to download eBook files will be sent to you via Wetransfer, normally within one working day of purchase. These eBooks are licensed for your personal use (see terms and conditions here), but you can also buy them as a gift for someone else and the link to download the file can be sent directly to them. Printed publications are shipped by priority international post.

A book by Master Armourer Chris Dobson about the originalcolour finishes applied to medieval and renaissance arms and armour.

This book overturns centuries of misconceptions about arms and armour.
*New printed book*
Pre-order offer price: €55.00

The Ponte Vecchio. The Old Bridge of Florence

The amazing true story of the Ponte Vecchio spans 3,000 years of the history of Florence.
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PDF Price: €24.95

The Lost Towers of Florence. A Vanished Medieval Skyline

Medieval Florence was dominated by huge towers built by powerful political factions.
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PDF Price: €9.90

Ebook about Paolo Uccello’s paintings of the Battle of San Romano

Hidden within Uccello’s famous paintings is a story of war, murder and political intrigue.
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PDF Price: €24.95

Armour restoration by Chris Dobson eBook

Stunning restoration projects, with detailed photos before, during and after the work.
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PDF Price: €29.95

Ebook on Italian armour used in Medieval Piedmont

A study of armour depicted in Piemontese frescoes of the 15th century.
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PDF Price: €29.95

Ebook on Italian armour used in Medieval Piedmont

A fresh look at the Renaissance sculptures on the façade of Orsanmichele, Florence.
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Free PDF coming soon

Ebook on cuir bouilli hardened-leather armour by Chris Dobson.

Manufacturing techniques for Medieval and Renaissance hardened-leather armour.
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PDF Price: €29.95

Ebook on Italian &lsqalla tedesca’ armour made for export to the German States.

This eBook explains 15th century Italian alla tedesca export armour.
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PDF Price: €21.95

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