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Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

by Leslie Peirce

The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of...

Rebel in the Ranks

by Brad S. Gregory

On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation comes this compelling, illuminating, and expansive religious history that examines the complicated and unintended legacies of Martin Luther and the epochal movement...

Napoleaon and his Marshals

by A. G. Macdonell

This vintage book contains a detailed account of the Napoleonic Wars by A. G. Macdonell. A. G. Macdonell (1895-1941) was a Scottish novelist and journalist. His most famous works include: "The Autobiography...

The Expanding Blaze

by Jonathan Israel

A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas

The Expanding Blazeis a sweeping history of how the American Revolution inspired revolutions...

Invisible Worlds

by Peter Marshall

How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences?

Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall...

Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

by Judith Pollmann

For early modern Europeans, the past was a measure of most things, good and bad. For that reason it was also hotly contested, manipulated, and far too important to be left to historians alone. Memory in Early...

Conserving health in early modern culture

by Ssandra Cavallo & Tessa Storey

Did early modern people care about their health? And what did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England? Through a range of textual evidence, images and material artefacts Conserving health in early...

Secret Cures of Slaves

by Londa Schiebinger

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. The history of medicine bristles with attempts to find new and miraculous remedies, to work with and against nature to restore humans to health and...

A Waste of Blood and Treasure: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands

by Philip Ball & Kate Bohdanowicz

With the Netherlands overrun by French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments sent an allied army of 48,000 men under the Duke of York to liberate the country and restore the House of Orange....

The Age Of Louis XIV (Complete Edition)

by Voltaire & William F. Fleming

This eBook edition of "The Age Of Louis XIV" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Voltaire had an enormous influence on the development of historiography...

Priest of Nature

by Rob Iliffe

After Sir Isaac Newton revealed his discovery that white light was compounded of more basic colored rays, he was hailed as a genius and became an instant international celebrity. An interdisciplinary enthusiast...

The Ascent of John Company: From Traders to Rulers (1756-1787)

by G.S. Cheema

The Ascent of John Company is the story of the founding of the British empire in India. The process of founding empires is rarely, if ever, edifying. It is invariably a sordid story of brutality and violence,...

The Battle of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire

by Stuart Reid

Britain was rapidly emerging as the most powerful European nation, a position France long believed to be her own. Yet with France still commanding the largest continental army, Britain saw its best opportunities...

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the British Challenge to Republican America, 1783–95

by Michael Schwarz

In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the friendship between Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison became one of the most important political collaborations in American history. This study examines...

London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666: Disaster and Recovery

by Jacob F. Field

The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners...

Age Norms and Intercultural Interaction in Colonial North America

by Jason Eden & Naomi Eden

This interdisciplinary study examines how age norms shaped the experiences of Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans in colonial North America, exploring how diverse population groups conceptualized...

« Un Franc parmy les Arabes »

by Vanezia Parlea

Au XVIIe siècle, l’intérêt de l’Europe, et de la France en particulier, pour le reste du monde, va croissant. Mus par des motivations d’ordre commercial, diplomatique, savant, religieux ou autres, les...

John Locke

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the philosophy of John Locke in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of John Locke. Inspired by great...

Narrative of a Voyage to the West Indies and Mexico in the years 1599-1602, by Samuel Champlain: With Maps and Illustrations

by Alice Wilmere & Norton Shaw

'Translated from the Original and Unpublished Manuscript, with a Biographical Notice and Notes', by Alice Wilmere. Edited by Norton Shaw. Text written c. 1602 (now considered an invention). The supplementary...

The Discoveries of the World, from their First Original unto the Year of Our Lord 1555, by Antonio Galvano, governor of Ternate: Corrected, Quoted and

by Vice-Admiral Bethune

For the edition of António Galvão, Tratado ... , used by Hakluyt and the edition here reprinted, see The Hakluyt Handbook (Second Series 144-5), pp. 41, 344, 603. With reproduction of the original title-pages:...