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General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army

by John Childs

General Percy Kirke (c. 1647-91) is remembered in Somerset as a cruel, vicious thug who deluged the region in blood after the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. He is equally notorious in Northern Ireland. Appointed...


The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...


Reading and Writing History from Bruni to Windschuttle: Essays in Honour of Gary Ianziti

by Christian Thorsten Callisen

Featuring work by researchers in the fields of early modern studies, Italian studies, ecclesiastical history and historiography, this volume of essays adds to a rich corpus of literature on Renaissance and early...


The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy

by Melvin Edelstein

Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. Taking...


The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent

by Andrew Shankman

In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as...


Protecting the Empire's Frontier: Officers of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot during Its North American Service, 1767-1776

The Affair of the Poisons

by Anne Somerset

The Affair of the Poisons, as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects...


The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

by Aaron Garrett

The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there...


Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich

by Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon & Christian Moser

During the sixteenth-century reform movement, Zwingli and his humanist colleagues in Zurich sought biblical, historical, literary, and political models to shape and defend their radical reforms. This book explores...


Carnival and Theater: Plebian Culture and the Structure of Authority in Renaissance England: Plebian Culture and the Structure of Authority

by Michael D. Bristol

In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions...


The World of Christopher Marlowe

by David Riggs

The definitive biography: a masterly account of Marlowe's work and life and the world in which he lived

Shakespeare's contemporary, Christopher Marlowe revolutionized English drama and poetry, transforming the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War

by Olaf Asbach & Peter Schröder

This Companion is designed to provide scholars and graduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative overview of research on one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. It brings together...


Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89

by Robert J. Knecht

Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, this book traces Henry's life from his birth in 1551. Providing the first English language biography of Henry for over 150 years, this study thoroughly...


Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820

by Phillip Tovey

Drawing on new developments of the study of visitation returns and episcopal life and on primary research in historical records, Anglican Confirmation goes behind the traditional Tractarian interpretations to...


Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

by Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical...


Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

by Susanne Schmid & Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp

This collection of essays covers the representation and practice of drinking a variety of beverages across eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. The case studies in this volume cover...


Travel Guide To Europe, 1492

by Lorenzo Camusso

On the eve of the five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, it bears remembering that in 1492, as Columbus was making his historic voyage, Europe was flourishing, at the very height of the...


Cunegonde's Kidnapping: A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment

by Benjamin J. Kaplan

In a remote village on the Dutch-German border, a young Catholic woman named Cunegonde tries to kidnap a baby to prevent it from being baptized in a Protestant church. When she is arrested, fellow Catholics...


National Identity and the Agrarian Republic: The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830)

by Manuela Albertone

This book outlines how, from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century, the political and social dimension of French economic thought, and particularly of Physiocracy, spurred American Republicans to...


The Idea of the Sciences in the French Enlightenment: A Reinterpretation

by G. Matthew Adkins

This book challenges common historical misperceptions of both the history of the sciences in early modern France and the history of the French Enlightenment. Tracing the complex historical relationship between...