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Renaissance Hybrids: Culture and Genre in Early Modern England

by Gary A. Schmidt

In the first book-length study explicitly to connect the postcolonial trope of hybridity to Renaissance literature, Schmidt explores how early modern English authors, artists, explorers and statesmen framed...


Women, Infanticide and the Press, 1822-1922: News Narratives in England and Australia

by Nicola Goc

Goc applies Critical Discourse Analysis to infanticide news in the period 1822-1922 to reveal both the broader patterns and the particular rhetorical strategies journalists in England and Australia used to report...


Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain

by Natalie Mears & Alec Ryrie

In this volume, ten leading scholars of early modern religion explore the experience of parish worship in England during the Reformation and the century that followed it. Including a variety of disciplinary...


Byron and the Discourses of History

by Carla Pomarè

In her study of the relationship between Byron's lifelong interest in history and the development of history as a discipline, Carla Pomarè focuses on how Byron's writings interact with a variety of historiographical...


Entering a Clerical Career at the Roman Curia, 1458-1471

by Kirsi Salonen & Jussi Hanska

Building on recent revisionist histories of the quality and ability of the late medieval clergy, this is a comprehensive survey of the ordinations of priests at the Roman curia during the pontificates of Pius...


Food and War in Mid-Twentieth-Century East Asia

by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka

War has been both an agent of destruction and a catalyst for innovation. These two, at first sight contradictory, yet mutually constitutive outcomes of war-waging are particularly pronounced in twentieth-century...


Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide: Medieval Themes in the World of the Reformation

by James Muldoon

Covering a broad range of topics - encompassing legal, social, cultural, theological and political history - the volume asks fundamental questions about how we regard history, and what historians can learn from...


The Fox-Hunting Controversy, 1781-2004: Class and Cruelty

by Allyson N. May

Hugely popular in its own day, Peter Beckford's Thoughts on Hunting is often cited as marking the birth of modern hunting and continues to be quoted from affectionately today by the hunting fraternity. This...


Beyond Civilization: Society, Culture, and the Individual in the Age of Globalization

by Harry Redner

“[Redner] examines how the processes unleashed by globalization are usurping civilization as a means of social organization and mode for arranging identity. He argues that as globalization begins to make...


English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553-1829

by Francis Young

In spite of an upsurge in interest in the social history of the Catholic community and an ever-growing body of literature on early modern 'superstition' and popular religion, the English Catholic community's...


Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

by Cheryl Reitan, Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner & John Dittmer

The world's eyes were on Mississippi during the summer of 1964, when civil rights activists launched an ambitious African American voter registration project and were met with violent resistance from white supremacists....


Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

by Gordon B. McKinney

In the years immediately following the Civil War, the nation's leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing America's need for...


A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

by Harry S. Laver

Prior to his service in the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet was mediocre, and he finished in the bottom...


British Liberators in the Age of Napoleon: Volunteering Under the Spanish Flag in the Peninsular War

by Graciela Iglesias Rogers

This book unveils the role of a hitherto unrecognized group of men who, long before the International Brigades made its name in the Spanish Civil War, also found reasons to fight under the Spanish flag. Their...


Anglo-American Crossroads: Urban Planning and Research in Britain, 1940-2010

by Mark Clapson

The postwar British city was been shaped by many international forces during the last century, but American influences on British urban research and urban planning have been particularly significant. Beginning...


Japan Since 1945: From Postwar to Post-Bubble

by Christopher Gerteis & Timothy S. George

Does Japan really matter anymore? The challenges of recent Japanese history have led some pundits and scholars to publicly wonder whether Japan's significance is starting to wane. The multidisciplinary essays...


State Facts for Fun! Colorado

by Wyatt Michaels

State Facts for Fun! Colorado is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Kids will love the humor and pictures that are contained within, while parents will love that their children...


Sea Routes to the Gold Fields

by Oscar Lewis

Sea Routes to the Gold Fields tells the story of one of the most exciting mass movements in history: the migration by sea of the tens of thousands who joined the headlong race to California’s newly discovered...


Silver Kings

by Oscar Lewis

Thousands of readers remember with pleasure Oscar Lewis’s fine book on the Western railroad robber barons, The Big Four. Silver Kings is a companion piece, dealing as it does with the big four of the Nevada...


Big Four

by Oscar Lewis

Here for the first time is told in a single volume one of the most remarkable stories in American history. An Eastener is never long in California without hearing something of “the big four”: four Sacramento...