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English Students at Leiden University, 1575-1650: 'Advancing your abilities in learning and bettering your understanding of the world and state affair

by Daniela Prögler

The oldest and most renowned Dutch university, Leiden was an attractive proposition for travelling foreign students in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Alongside offering an excellent academic program...


Witchcraft in Early Modern England

by J.A. Sharpe

With the renewed interest in the history of witches and witchcraft, this timely book provides an introduction to this fascinating topic, informed by the main trends of new thinking on the subject. Beginning...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

by Albert O. Hirschman, Amartya Sen & Jeremy Adelman

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of...


Quakers

by Peter Furtado

A small sect of fewer than 20,000 in the UK, and approximately 100,000 in the USA, Quakers have produced a disproportionate number of eminent thinkers, scientists, businessmen, and their teachings have been widely...


Women’s Networks of Spiritual Promotion in the Peninsular Kingdoms (13th-16th Centuries)

by Aa. Vv. & Blanca Garí

The starting point for this research is the ascertainment of a major change in the spirituality paradigm of the last centuries of the European Middle Ages, which, since the 13th century, results in a new and...


The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England

by Adrian Tinniswood

The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric...


The Farmer in England, 1650-1980

by Richard W. Hoyle

Farmers held a pivotal role in the capitalist agriculture that emerged in England in the eighteenth century, yet they have attracted little attention from rural historians. Farmers made agriculture happen. Our...


Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J.R. Mulryne

by Margaret Shewring & Assistant Editor & Linda Briggs

As the first book-length study of waterborne festivities in Renaissance and early modern Europe, this collection of essays draws on a rich array of sources, many previously un-researched, to explore aspects...


Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture

by Brian Cummings & Freya Sierhuis

Framed within a wide range of ideas, including politics and religion, this volume makes new connections between embodiment, selfhood and the passions. It explores new ways of negotiating the boundaries between...


The Making and Marketing of Tottel's Miscellany, 1557: Songs and Sonnets in the Summer of the Martyrs' Fires

by J. Christopher Warner

First published in the summer of 1557 - as the protestant martyrs' pyres blazed across England - Songes and Sonettes, written by the ryght honorable Lorde Henry Haward late Earle of Surrey, and other' (more...


Elizabethan Naval Administration

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth's navy. It is a companion to The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 in the NRS Series), where the apparatus...


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

by Melissa Calaresu & Helen Hills

Early modern Naples has been characterized as a marginal place on the fringes of the European world. In recent historiography it has often been regarded as a city bypassed by the Renaissance and an emblem of...


Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

by Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn R. McPherson & Sarah Enloe

This volume extends the reach of the American Shakespeare Center, which consistently provides the finest in Shakespearean and Elizabethan dramatic performance and scholarship, by providing the best of its biannual...


The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

by Brian P. Levack

Between 1450 and 1750 thousands of people â€" most of them women â€" were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of...


The English Rogue - Described in the Life of Meriton Latroon a Witty Extravagant Being a Complete History of the Most Eminent Cheats of Both Sexes: Pr

by Richard Head & Francis Kirkman

When it first appeared, The English Rogue was declared a forbidden book on account of its gross indecency. Copies were printed secretly and sold furtively at alehouses until 1665 when it was properly licensed....


The Elizabethan Underworld - A Collection of Tudor and Early Stuart Tracts and Ballads: Previously Published 1930 and 1965

by A. V. Judges

The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For...


Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

by Oscar Gelderblom

Cities of Commerce develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban rivalry. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and financial institutions...


The Tudor Law of Treason: An Introduction: An Introduction

by John Bellamy

This title, first published in 1979, was ground-breaking in its exploration of the understudied area of the Tudor law of treason. Bellamy first examines the scope of that law, noting the inheritance from the...


Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)

by Manuel Pérez-García

The birth of a mass consumer society in Western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical...


The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England: Memorial Cultures of the Post Reformation

by Andrew Gordon & Thomas Rist

The early modern period inherited and refashioned a culture of remembrance deeply-ingrained in the customs of Christian community. The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England maps the new terrain of remembrance...