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Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire

by Roger Crowley

In Empires of the Sea and City of Fortune, New York Times bestselling author Roger Crowley established himself as our generation’s preeminent historian of the great European seafaring empires, and the go-to...

The War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

by James Falkner

The War of the Spanish Succession, fought between 1701 and 1714 to decide who should inherit the Spanish throne, was a conflict on an unprecedented scale, stretching across most of western Europe, the high seas...

Honours of War: Wargames Rules for the Seven Years War

by Keith Flint & Steve Noon

The Seven Years' War was the pinnacle of 18th-century warfare, with dramatic campaigns and battles, famous leaders, and wide variety of colourful uniforms. Compared with the later Napoleonic Wars, tactics were...

Baroque Spain and the Writing of Visual and Material  Culture

by Alicia R. Zuese

Through an examination of the pictorial episodes in the Spanish baroque novella, this book investigates how writers create pictorial texts, how audiences visualise their words, what consequences they exert on...

1688: A Global History

by John E. Wills

"A totally absorbing book...imaginative and erudite, full of startling juxtapositions and flashes of real perception."—Jonathan D. Spence John E. Wills's masterful history ushers us into the worlds of 1688,...

Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer

by Scott H. Hendrix

The sixteenth-century German friar whose public conflict with the medieval Roman Church triggered the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther was neither an unblemished saint nor a single-minded religious zealot...

The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain: Volume I ¿ Crisis, Renewal, and the Ministers' Dilemma

by Robin Gwynn

The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no...

Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder

by Susan, Professor Broomhall

States of emotion were vital as a foundation to society in the premodern period, employed as a force of order to structure diplomatic transactions, shape dynastic and familial relationships, and align religious...

Catholic Renewal and Protestant Resistance in Marian England

by Elizabeth, Dr Evenden, Vivienne, Ms Westbrook & Giorgio, Professor Caravale

Mary Tudor's reign is regarded as a period where, within a short space of time, an early modern European state attempted to reverse the religious policy of preceding governments. This required the use of persuasion...

Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500

by Amila, Professor Buturovic

Despite the recent history of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a positive place in history, marked by a continuous interweaving of different religious cultures. The most expansive period in...

Festival Culture in the World of the Spanish Habsburgs

by Laura, Dr Fernández-González & Fernando, Professor Checa Cremades

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in Early Modern Festivals. These spectacles articulated the self-image of ruling elites and played out the tensions of the diverse social strata. Responding...

Eurasian Slavery, Ransom and Abolition in World History, 1200-1860

by Christoph, Dr Witzenrath

Recent research has demonstrated that early modern slavery was much more widespread than the traditional concentration on plantation slavery in the context of European colonial expansion would suggest. Slavery...

Everyday Magic in Early Modern Europe

by Kathryn A., Dr Edwards

While pre-modern Europe is often seen as having an 'enchanted' or 'magical' worldview, the full implications of such labels remain inconsistently explored. Witchcraft, demonology, and debates over pious practices...

Going to Market: Women, Trade and Social Relations in Early Modern English Towns, c. 1550-1650

by David, Professor Pennington & Gareth, Professor Shaw

Going to Market rethinks women’s contributions to the early modern commercial economy. A number of previous studies have focused on whether or not the early modern period closed occupational opportunities...

A Cloister on Trial: Religious Culture and Everyday Life in Late Medieval Hungary

by Gabriella, Dr Erdélyi, Giorgio, Professor Caravale & Ralph, Professor Keen

In 1517, the usually tranquil friary in the Hungarian town of Körmend found itself at the centre of controversy when its Augustinian friars, charged with drunkenness, sexual abuses and liturgical negligence,...

Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution

by Kathleen DuVal

A rising-star historian offers a significant new global perspective on the Revolutionary War with the story of the conflict as seen through the eyes of the outsiders of colonial society

Over the last decade,...

The Cenci (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's work, "The Cenci". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40), and recounts the shocking story of the the Cenci family....

The Marquise de Ganges (Celebrated Crimes Series)

by Alexandre Dumas

This antiquarian book contains Alexandre Dumas's historical work, "The Marquise de Ganges". It was first published as part of his eight-volume series "Celebrated Crimes" (1839-40) and tells the tale of an infamous...

British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57: Mid-Century Crisis

by Jeremy, Professor Black

The years between 1744 and 1757 were a testing time for the British government as political unrest at home exploded into armed rebellion, whilst on the continent French armies were repeatedly victorious. Providing...

Where Christ Is Present: A Theology for All Seasons on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

by John Warwick Montgomery & Gene Edward Veith

Five hundred years ago, the church of Jesus Christ underwent a Reformation. A lot happened after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg. But the fallout was not simply the...