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Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England

by Marcus Harmes & Victoria Bladen

For the people of early modern England, the dividing line between the natural and supernatural worlds was both negotiable and porous - particularly when it came to issues of authority. Without a precise separation...


The Career of Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509-1580): Between Council and Inquisition

by Adam Patrick Robinson

Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509-80) remains one of the most intriguing characters in the history of the sixteenth century Catholic Church - with neither his contemporaries nor subsequent scholars being able to...


Seeking Truth: Roger North's Notes on Newton and Correspondence with Samuel Clarke c.1704-1713

by Jamie C. Kassler

In the early 1690s Roger North was preparing to remove from London to Rougham, Norfolk, where he planned to continue his search for truth, which for him meant knowledge of nature, including human nature. But...


Sir Henry Lee (1533-1611): Elizabethan Courtier

by Sue Simpson

A favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Henry Lee was known as 'the most accomplished cavaliero' in England. This handsome, entertaining and highly convivial gentleman was an important participant in life at court...


Religion and Society in the Diocese of St Davids 1485-2011

by John Morgan-Guy & William Gibson

During the medieval and early modern periods the Welsh diocese of St Davids was one of the largest in the country and the most remote. As this collection makes clear, this combination of factors resulted in...


Scholarly Self-Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University

by Richard Kirwan

A greater fluidity in social relations and hierarchies was experienced across Europe in the early modern period, a consequence of the major political and religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth...


Thinking about the Enlightenment: Modernity and its Ramifications

by Martin L. Davies

Thinking about the Enlightenment looks beyond the current parameters of studying the Enlightenment, to the issues that can be understood by reflecting on the period in a broader context. Each of the thirteen...


En Garde!

by Craig Woodfield & Peter Dennis

En Garde! is a small-scale skirmish game based on the successful Ronin rules, in which small groups of warriors fight each other for honour or riches. Rather than just rolling a few dice, the rules allow players...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England

by Matthew Dimmock & Andrew Hadfield

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of current research on popular culture in the early modern era. For the first time...


The Early Reformation in Germany: Between Secular Impact and Radical Vision

by Tom Scott

Over the last twenty years research on the Reformation in Germany has shifted both chronologically and thematically toward an interest in the 'long' or 'delayed' Reformations, and the structure and operation...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War

by Olaf Asbach & Peter Schröder

The Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) remains a puzzling and complex subject for students and scholars alike. This is hardly surprising since it is often contested among historians whether it is actually appropriate...


Renaissance Truths: Humanism, Scholasticism and the Search for the Perfect Language

by Alan R. Perreiah

Though they have long been portrayed as arch rivals, Alan Perreiah here argues that humanists and scholastics were in fact working in complementary ways toward some of the same goals. After locating the two...


The Cosmographia of Sebastian Münster: Describing the World in the Reformation

by Matthew McLean

Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia was an immensely influential book that attempted to describe the entire world across all of human history and analyse its constituent elements of geography, history, ethnography,...


The Lost Tudor Princess: The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas

by Alison Weir

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE INDEPENDENT • From bestselling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Margaret Douglas, the...


Affectionate Authorities: Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late Medieval Basel

by Philip Grace

In one of his sermons, the medieval preacher Bernardino of Siena listed seven 'fathers' to whom one owed obedience: God, one's natural father, godfather, confessor, benefactor, a government official, and any...


The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and America

by Mark Fortier

Drawing on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy, this interdisciplinary study is a sequel to Mark Fortier's bookThe Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006). The earlier volume...


The Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain

by Grace E. Coolidge

Drawing on history, literature, and art to explore childhood in early modern Spain, the contributors to this collection argue that early modern Spaniards conceptualized childhood as a distinct and discrete stage...


The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World: Studies and Sources

by Jennifer Mara DeSilva

In the Early Modern period - as both reformed and Catholic churches strove to articulate orthodox belief and conduct through texts, sermons, rituals, and images - communities grappled frequently with the connection...


The Singing of the Strasbourg Protestants, 1523-1541

by Daniel Trocmé-Latter

Music was, in some form or another, a pastime enjoyed by all in sixteenth-century society, and a fundamental part of their lives. It was both through the use of music and partly as a result of its existence...


Transnational Networks and Cross-Religious Exchange in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds: Sabbatai Sevi and the Lost Tribes of

by Brandon Marriott

In 1644, the news that Antonio de Montezinos claimed to have discovered the Lost Tribes of Israel in the jungles of South America spread across Europe fuelling an already febrile atmosphere of messianic and...