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Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices

by Jutta Gisela Sperling

The premise of this volume is that the ubiquity of lactation imagery in early modern visual culture and the discourse on breastfeeding in humanist, religious, medical, and literary writings is a distinct cultural...


From Oikonomia to Political Economy: Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution

by Germano Maifreda

Renaissance Europe witnessed a surge of interest in new scientific ideas and theories. Whilst the study of this 'Scientific Revolution' has dramatically shifted our appreciation of many facets of the early-modern...


Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters

by Stephen Ortega

Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the...


New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place

by Helen Hills & Melissa Calaresu

Early modern Naples has been characterized as a marginal, wild and exotic place on the fringes of the European world, and as such an appropriate target of attempts, by Catholic missionaries and others, to 'civilize'...


Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I, 1714-1727

by Jeremy Black

Through its focus on the relationship between foreign and domestic politics, this book provides a new perspective on the often fractious and tangled events of George I's reign (1714-27). This was a period of...


Probate Inventories of French Immigrants in Early Modern London

by Greig Parker

Probate inventories provide an unparalleled and intimate glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of early modern England. After death, the items within the deceased's home would frequently be itemised and...


Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others

by Jacqueline Van Gent & Susan Broomhall

Documenting lived experiences of men in charge of others, this collection creates a social and cultural history of early modern governing masculinities. It examines the tensions between normative discourses...


'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500-1700

by Frances Timbers

'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 examines the construction of gypsy identity in England between the early sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth...


British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c.1560-1688

by David Worthington

Whilst much recent scholarly work has sought to place early modern British and Irish history within a broader continental context, most of this has focused on western or northern Europe. In order to redress...


British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44

by Jeremy Black

Covering the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war between the two powers in 1744, this book charts a turbulent period in British politics that witnessed the last...


British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730

by Margarette Lincoln

This book shows how pirates were portrayed in their own time, in trial reports, popular prints, novels, legal documents, sermons, ballads and newspaper accounts. It examines how attitudes towards them changed...


Calvin Meets Voltaire: The Clergy of Geneva in the Age of Enlightenment, 1685-1798

by Jennifer Powell McNutt

In 1754, Voltaire, one of the most famous and provocative writers of the period, moved to the city of Geneva. Little time passed before he instigated conflict with the clergy and city as he publicly maligned...


Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

by Alexandra Walsham

The survival and revival of Roman Catholicism in post-Reformation Britain remains the subject of lively debate. This volume examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of...


Censorship and Civic Order in Reformation Germany, 1517-1648: 'Printed Poison & Evil Talk'

by Allyson F. Creasman

The history of the European Reformation is intimately bound-up with the development of printing. With the ability of the printed word to distribute new ideas, theologies and philosophies widely and cheaply,...


Challenging Orthodoxies: The Social and Cultural Worlds of Early Modern Women: Essays Presented to Hilda L. Smith

by Melinda S. Zook & Sigrun Haude

Offering a broad and eclectic approach to the experience and activities of early modern women, Challenging Orthodoxies presents new research from a group of leading voices in their respective fields. Each essay...


Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750: Steering Toward England

by Abby Chandler

Having arriving in the Province of Maine in 1641 with a brief to create both government and law for the fledgling colony, Thomas Gorges later recorded his policy as having 'steared as neere as we could to the...


Female Transgression in Early Modern Britain: Literary and Historical Explorations

by Richard Hillman & Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

Presenting a broad spectrum of reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume proposes a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the...


Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich

by Luca Baschera & Bruce Gordon

Following Zwingli explores history, scholarship, and memory in Reformation Zurich. The humanist culture of this city was shaped by a remarkable sodality of scholars, many of whom had been associated with Erasmus....


Franciscan Spirituality and Mission in New Spain, 1524-1599: Conflict Beneath the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10)

by Steven E. Turley

Franciscans in sixteenth-century New Spain were deeply ambivalent about their mission work. Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the first archbishop of Mexico, begged the king to find someone else to do his job so that...


Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

by Anne Winter & Bert De Munck

Contrary to earlier views of preindustrial Europe as an essentially sedentary society, research over the past decades has amply demonstrated that migration was a pervasive characteristic of early modern Europe....