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Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83

by René Chartrand & Donato Spedaliere

Though primarily fought in the field, the American Revolution saw fortifications play an important part in some of the key campaigns of the war. Field fortifications were developed around major towns including...


Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

by Peter McPhee

The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative...


The American Revolution: New Nation as New Empire

by Neil L. York

In The American Revolution, 1760 to 1790: New Nation as New Empire, Neil York details the important and complex events that transpired during the creation of the enduring American Republic. This text presents...


Mind Your Manors: Tried-and-True British Household Cleaning Tips

by Lucy Lethbridge

The author of Servants tells us what made British households, of all sizes, shine.

British estates were known to be the epitome of cleanliness with their white-glove perfection. Through her meticulous research...


Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources

by Laura Sangha & Jonathan Willis

Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources is an introduction to the rich treasury of source material available to students of early modern history. During this period, political development, economic and social...


God in the Enlightenment

Slavery Hinterland: Transatlantic Slavery and Continental Europe, 1680-1850

by Felix Brahm & Eve Rosenhaft

Slavery Hinterland explores a neglected aspect of transatlantic slavery: the implication of a continental European hinterland. It focuses on historical actors in territories that were not directly involved in...


The Internalized Revolution

by Ehrhard Bahr & Thomas P. Saine

This book, originally published in 1992, traces the discourse on the French Revolution in Germany and its contributors investigate the processes and results of adopting or rejecting the values of the French...


France on the Eve of Revolution: British Travellers' Observations 1763-1788

by John Lough

Before the Terror and then the Napoleonic Wars made it impracticable to travel through France, many young British men and women were able to watch at first hand the changes taking place in French society an...


The World of the French Revolution

by Robert R Palmer

This book examines the European world before 1789, recounts the history of the revolution in France itself and then explores its monumental impact on European society. The book focusses on the causes of this...


The French Revolution

by Albert Goodwin

Originally published in 1956, this masterly essay weaves together the results of research with an independence of judgement which could only come from a long-established expert in the field of Revolutionary...


The Newspaper Press in the French Revolution

by Hugh Gough

When the ancien régime collapsed during the summer of 1789 the newspaper press was free for the first time in French history. The result was an explosion in the number of newspapers with over 2,000 titles appearing...


The Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement in the Age of the French Revolution

by Albert Goodwin

This book, originally published in 1979, traces the growth of English radicalism from the time of Wilkes to the final suppression of the radical societies in 1799. The metropolitan radical movement is described...


Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

by Claire Jowitt & Daniel Carey

Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe is an interdisciplinary collection of 24 essays which brings together leading international scholarship on Hakluyt and his work. Best known as editor...


On the Origins of Global History

by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

How does one think of history on a world scale? Should one turn to the intellectuals of the past or the historians of the present? Universal history as it was practised from Antiquity started to change from...


Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

by Anna French

The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early...


Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities

by Karel Davids & Bert De Munck

Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in renaissance Italy and in seventeenth and eighteenth-century northwestern...


Inside the Illicit Economy: Reconstructing the Smugglers' Trade of Sixteenth Century Bristol

by Evan T. Jones

From the moment governments began making money from levying duty on imported goods, a smuggling trade developed to avoid paying such taxes. Whilst the popular image of historic smuggling remains a romantic one,...


A History of Modern France

by Jeremy D. Popkin

Organized chronologically, A History of Modern France presents a survey of the dramatic events that have punctuated French history, including the French Revolution, the upheavals of the 19th century, the world...


Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society

by Lynda Garland & Bronwen Neil

Gender was a key social indicator in Byzantine society, as in many others. While studies of gender in the western medieval period have appeared regularly in the past decade, similar studies of Byzantium have...