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Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640

by Leif Dixon

The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination...


Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World

by Billy G. Smith

It is no exaggeration to say that the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792 and 1793, transformed the history of the Atlantic world. This extraordinary book uncovers the long-forgotten...


Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601

by MICHAEL A. R. GRAVES

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.


The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661

by Alan James

This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. James turns the idea of royal ‘absolutism’ on its head by redefining the French monarchy’s success from...


The European World: An Introduction to Early Modern History

by Beat Kümin

The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transitional phase,...


Elizabeth

by Christopher Haigh

The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history, the so-called 'Golden Age'. This celebrated and influential study of Elizabeth reconsiders how she achieved...


Fire and Light

by James MacGregor Burns

"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center.  As a 21st-century philosopher, he...


A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani

by Francis Steegmuller

Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat...


Bishops and Power in Early Modern England

by Marcus K. Harmes

Armed with pistols and wearing jackboots, Bishop Henry Compton rode out in 1688 against his King but in defence of the Church of England and its bishops. His actions are a dramatic but telling indication of...


Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798

by Emanuel Buttigieg & Simon Phillips

At the heart of this volume is a concern with exploring levels of interaction between two particular objects of study, islands on the one hand, and military orders on the other. 1291 was a significant year for...


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...