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HMS Victory: First-Rate 1765

by Iain Ballantyne & Jonathan Eastland

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors...


Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London

by Richard M. Ward

In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a 'golden age of writing about crime', when the older genres of criminal...


A People's History of the French Revolution

by Eric Hazan & David Fernbach

The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat – the events and figures of the French Revolution...


Antiformalist, Unrevolutionary, Illiberal Milton: Political Prose, 1644-1660

by William Walker

Citing Milton's major prose works from the civil war through to the Restoration, Walker reveals a Milton who is antiformalist in his constitutional thought, unrevolutionary in his general socio-political outlook,...


Sudden Death: Medicine and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Rome

by Maria Pia Donato

In 1705-1706, an 'epidemic' of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI's physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which...


British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730

by Margarette Lincoln

Pirates contributed to the British understanding of trans-oceanic navigation, patterns of trade and remote communities. This knowledge advanced imperial expansion, which helps to explain why contemporary attitudes...


Stagecoach Travel

by Louise Allen

This book explores the history of travelling by stagecoach from the sixteenth century through to the end of the nineteenth century, focusing on the heyday of around 1750-1850. It looks at the improvements in...


Witches and Witchcraft

by David Nash

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, entire communities, particularly in central Europe were gripped by a fear of witches and witchcraft, and pursued witches in order to bring them to justice. Professor...


After Oriental Despotism: Eurasian Growth in a Global Perspective

by Alessandro Stanziani

The concepts of economic backwardness, Asiatic despotism and orientalism have strongly influenced perceptions of modernization, democracy and economic growth over the last three centuries. This book provides...


England's Fortress: New Perspectives on Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax

by Andrew Hopper & Philip Major

Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events...


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...


Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia

by Michael Farquhar

“Michael Farquhar doesn’t write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin’s smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer...


A Few Lawless Vagabonds: Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont, and the American Revolution

by David Bennett

A Few Lawless Vagabondsis an account of the three-way relationship between Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont (1777-1791) and the British in Canada during the American Revolution, a work of political and military...


Ivan the Terrible: A Military History

by Alexander Filjushkin

Ivan was also the first Russian ruler to invade Europe, and his Campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege...


The Gas Attacks: Ypres 1915

by John Lee

The mist of poisonous gas that drifted across no man's land from the German trenches opposite the Ypres salient on 22 April 1915 caused ghastly casualties and suffering among the unprepared defenders, and it...


Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558-1626

by Joshua Rodda

With a focus on England from the accession of Elizabeth I to the mid-1620s, this book examines the practice of public, academic religious disputation between opposing Catholic, Protestant and nonconformist puritan...


Art, Literature and Religion in Early Modern Sussex: Culture and Conflict

by Matthew Dimmock, Andrew Hadfield & Paul Quinn

Essays in this volume offer interdisciplinary studies of a county that was at the forefront of religious, political and artistic developments in early-modern England. Ranging from the schism of Reformation to...


God and Nature in the Thought of Margaret Cavendish

by Brandie R. Siegfried & Lisa T. Sarasohn

Only recently have scholars begun to note Cavendish's references to 'God,' 'spirits,' and the 'rational soul,' and little has been published in this regard. This volume addresses that scarcity by taking up the...


Religion and Women in Britain, c. 1660-1760

by Sarah Apetrei & Hannah Smith

The essays contained in this volume examine the particular religious experiences of women within a remarkably vibrant and formative era in British religious history. Scholars from the disciplines of history,...


Religious Conversion: History, Experience and Meaning

by Ira Katznelson & Miri Rubin

This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes...