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Clarendon Reconsidered Law, Loyalty, Literature, 1640-1674 by Philip (Birkbeck, University of London, UK) Major Clarendon Reconsidered Law, Loyalty, Literature, 1640-1674
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Clarendon Reconsidered reassesses a figure of major importance in seventeenth-century British politics, constitutional history and literature. Despite his influence in these and other fields, Edward Hyde, first Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674) remains comparatively neglected. However, the recent surge of interest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Language Interactions in Early Modern Europe by Language Interactions in Early Modern Europe

For centuries Latin was the undisputed lingua franca of intellectual communication throughout Europe. During the course of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, however, this dominance began to be challenged by the rise of vernacular languages, which competed for equivalent status....
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663 by Kirsteen M. (University of Aberdeen, UK) MacKenzie The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Warfare, Loyalty and Rebellion The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Great Northern War, 1709-1717 by Mindaugas Sapoka Warfare, Loyalty and Rebellion The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Great Northern War, 1709-1717

This book examines the politics of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the crucial period between the Russian tsar Peter the Great's victory over Sweden at the battle of Poltava and the 1717 Silent Sejm, the Polish-Lithuanian parliament's session which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Manifesting the Magnificence, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and His Milieu An Analysis of the Early Modern English Courtier Wardrobe Production and Supply Networks by Tracey Wedge Manifesting the Magnificence, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and His Milieu An Analysis of the Early Modern English Courtier Wardrobe Production and Supply Networks

Exploring the intricate networks of suppliers to the early modern English court, this book provides an examination of those who produced clothes and accessories for the wardrobe of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and his contemporaries. The sheer scale of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts James Richards and His Day Book, 1692-1711 by James E. Wadsworth The World of Credit in Colonial Massachusetts James Richards and His Day Book, 1692-1711

Occasionally scholars discover lost primary sources that change our understanding of a place or period. James Richards's day book is such a find. This 325- year- old ledger had been passed down through generations of a New England family and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598 by R. J. Knecht The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding ? in his immortal phrase ? that 'Paris is worth a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Thomas Coryate Selections by Thomas Coryate Thomas Coryate Selections

The early seventeenth-century traveler Thomas Coryate's five-month tour of Western Europe culminated in Coryats Crudities, one of the strangest travelogues published in early modern England. This edition abridges Crudities' more than 900 pages to a manageable size, focusing on episodes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

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Managing for Posterity: The Le Stranges at Hunstanton and Their Estates, 1604-1724 by Elizabeth M. Griffiths Managing for Posterity: The Le Stranges at Hunstanton and Their Estates, 1604-1724

Securing the status and long-term survival of the family has always been the principal concern of the English aristocracy and gentry, and central to that ambition, at least until the late nineteenth century, was the successful management of their landed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Commentaries, Volume 3 Books V-VII by ope Pius II Commentaries, Volume 3 Books V-VII

Commentaries by Pius II (1405 1464)-the only autobiography ever written by a pope-was composed in elegant humanistic Latin modeled on Caesar and Cicero. This edition contains a fresh Latin text based on the last manuscript written in Pius's lifetime and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 5 Ennead III, Part 2, and Ennead Iv by Marsilio Ficino Commentary on Plotinus, Volume 5 Ennead III, Part 2, and Ennead Iv

Marsilio Ficino (1433 1499) was the leading Platonic philosopher of the Renaissance and is generally recognized as the greatest authority on ancient Platonism before modern times. The I Tatti edition of his commentary on Plotinus, in 6 volumes, contains the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Latin Poetry by Ludovico Ariosto Latin Poetry

In Latin Poetry, the erudite and playful works of one of Italy's greatest poets, Ludovico Ariosto (1474 1533), are translated into English for the first time. This I Tatti edition provides a newly collated Latin text and offers unique insight...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Catherine of Aragon An Intimate Life of Henry VIII's True Wife by Amy Licence Catherine of Aragon An Intimate Life of Henry VIII's True Wife

A stunning new full-length biography of Queen Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's wife of over twenty years. The first ever written by a female historian and to concentrate on Catherine as a Tudor woman, rather than a pawn of in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

A Dutch Republican Baroque Theatricality, Dramatization, Moment and Event by Frans-Willem Korsten A Dutch Republican Baroque Theatricality, Dramatization, Moment and Event

This study offers a new and systematic approach towards the interactions among the notions of theatricality, dramatisation, moment, and event
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

William Tyndale A Very Brief History by Melvyn Bragg William Tyndale A Very Brief History

Concise historical introduction to William Tyndale and his continuing influence on the world and how we see it.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft by Marion Gibson Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft

Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft by Marion Gibson Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft

Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/10/2017

Medicine and Monstrous Generation in the Seventeenth Century The Case of Thomas Bartholin by Signe Nipper Nielsen Medicine and Monstrous Generation in the Seventeenth Century The Case of Thomas Bartholin

Through a case study of the work of the renowned anatomist and keen collector Thomas Bartholin (1616-1680), this book contributes to the cultural history of early modern natural philosophy, medicine and the body by focusing on the widespread fascination with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Corporate Cultures: National and Transnational Corporations in Seventeenth Century Literature by Liam D. Haydon Corporate Cultures: National and Transnational Corporations in Seventeenth Century Literature


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic Fabricating Community in the Southern Netherlands, 1300-1800 by Bert (University of Antwerp, Belgium) De Munck Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic Fabricating Community in the Southern Netherlands, 1300-1800
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This book presents a new view on the relation between labour and community through a focus on craft guilds. In the Southern Netherlands, occupational guilds were both powerful and governed by manufacturing masters, enabling the latter to imprint their mark...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Witchcraft: The Basics by Marion Gibson Witchcraft: The Basics

For some, witchcraft is a metaphor for empowerment; for some, a religion; for others, a terrible ongoing threat. Witchcraft: The Basics is an accessible and engaging to the scholarly study of witchcraft which explores the phenomenon of witchcraft from its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Writing Southern Italy Before the Renaissance by Ronald G. (Italica Press, Inc., USA) Musto Writing Southern Italy Before the Renaissance
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Why has the history of the Angevin kingdom of Naples, the richest and largest Italian political entity in the late Middle Ages, received so little attention in the Anglophone world? To help answer this question, this book analyzes the historiography...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Witchcraft: The Basics by Marion Gibson Witchcraft: The Basics

For some, witchcraft is a metaphor for empowerment; for some, a religion; for others, a terrible ongoing threat. Witchcraft: The Basics is an accessible and engaging to the scholarly study of witchcraft which explores the phenomenon of witchcraft from its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

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Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 2 Books vi X by Giovanni Boccaccio Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 2 Books vi X

Much more than a mere compilation of pagan myths, Boccaccio's Genealogy of the Pagan Gods incorporates hundreds of excerpts from and comments on ancient poetry. It is both the most ambitious work of literary scholarship of the early Renaissance and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/07/2017

Ceremony, Ritual and Kingcraft at the Court of Charles I by Nile K. Blunt Ceremony, Ritual and Kingcraft at the Court of Charles I

This is a unique study of the relationship between religious ritual and ceremonial dining. Blunt's work is based on primary sources documenting the daily running of the king's household and will be of interest to scholars researching the court of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

The Cambridge World History: Volume 6, The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Part 1, Foundations by Jerry H. Bentley The Cambridge World History: Volume 6, The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Part 1, Foundations

Comprehensive account of the intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections, between 1400 and 1800.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Cambridge World History: Volume 6, The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Part 1, Foundations by Jerry H. Bentley The Cambridge World History: Volume 6, The Construction of a Global World, 1400-1800 CE, Part 1, Foundations

Comprehensive account of the intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections, between 1400 and 1800.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

British in the Americas 1480-1815, The by Anthony Mcfarlane British in the Americas 1480-1815, The

Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for a century before those colonies...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

The Opinions of William Cobbett by James Grande The Opinions of William Cobbett

Politician, journalist, reformer, convict, social commentator and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment, William Cobbett cut a swathe through late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century British society with his copious and acerbic writings on any and every issue that caught...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Industrial Espionage and Technology Transfer Britain and France in the 18th Century by John R. Harris Industrial Espionage and Technology Transfer Britain and France in the 18th Century

Britain and France were the leading industrial nations in 18th-century Europe. This book examines the rivalry which existed between the two nations and the methods used by France to obtain the skilled manpower and technology which had given Britain the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present The Art and Ethics of Gaining Favor by Jeff Diamond Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present The Art and Ethics of Gaining Favor

This study examines the ways in which intellectuals of the Renaissance period sought to win the patronage of the powerful while maintaining independence. It analyzes the ethical dilemmas involved and how these were reflected in the lives and writings of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy Business Relations, Identities and Political Resources by Catia Brilli Italian Merchants in the Early-Modern Spanish Monarchy Business Relations, Identities and Political Resources

Italian businessmen played a key role in both international trade and finance from the Middle Ages until the first decades of the seventeenth century. While the peak of their influence within and beyond Europe has been thoroughly examined by historians,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/06/2017

The British Empire A History and a Debate by Jeremy Black The British Empire A History and a Debate

What was the course and consequence of the British Empire? The rights and wrongs, strengths and weaknesses of empire are a major topic in global history, and deservedly so. Focusing on the most prominent and wide-ranging empire in world history,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/05/2017

Layered Landscapes Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures by Eric Nelson Layered Landscapes Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures

This volume explores the conceptualization and construction of sacred space in a wide variety of faith traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of Japan. It deploys the notion of layered landscapes in order to trace the accretions of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/05/2017

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