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Juan de Valdés and the Italian Reformation

by Massimo Firpo

Juan de Valdés played a pivotal role in the febrile atmosphere of sixteenth-century Italian religious debate. Fleeing his native Spain after the publication in 1529 of a book condemned by the Spanish Inquisition,...


Boyle Studies: Aspects of the Life and Thought of Robert Boyle (1627-91)

by Michael Hunter

The significance of Robert Boyle (1627-91) as the most influential English scientist in the generation before Newton is now generally acknowledged, but the complexity and eclecticism of his ideas has also become...


Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

by Abigail L. Swingen

Abigail L. Swingen's insightful study provides a new framework for understanding the origins of the British Empire while exploring how England's original imperial designs influenced contemporary English politics...


Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

by Tracy Borman

Thomas Cromwell has captured the imagination for centuries, including recently in Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and its stage and television adaptations. Long reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing...


Spaces for Feeling: Emotions and Sociabilities in Britain, 1650-1850

by Susan Broomhall

Spaces for Feeling explores how English and Scottish people experienced sociabilities and socialities from 1650 to 1850, and investigates their operation through emotional practices and particular spaces. The...


Anatomy and Anatomists in Early Modern Spain

by Bjørn Okholm Skaarup

Taking the Vesalian anatomical revolution as its point of departure, this volume charts the apparent rise and fall of anatomy studies within universities in sixteenth-century Spain, focusing particularly on...


Retailing and the Language of Goods, 1550-1820

by Nancy Cox

This book explores the meanings assigned to goods sold retail from 1550 to 1820 and how their labels were understood. The first half of the book focuses on mercantile language more broadly; how it was used in...


The Fate of Anatomical Collections

by Rina Knoeff & Robert Zwijnenberg

This volume explores the changing status of anatomical collections from the early modern period to date. It is argued that anatomical and pathological collections are medically relevant for future research,...


Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal

by Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study uses judicial and quasi-judicial records to examine the implications of crime in women's lives,...


Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europe: The Iconography of Power

by J.R. Mulryne, Maria Ines Aliverti & Anna Maria Testaverde

The essays in this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, drama, inscriptions and published festival books that 'voiced'...


Introducing Romanticism

by Duncan Heath & Judy Boreham

Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music, and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the...


Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648

by Mark Greengrass

A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series

From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the sixteenth century. Martin...


Science, Utility and Maritime Power: Samuel Bentham in Russia, 1779-91

by Roger Morriss

During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for...


Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England

by Marcus Harmes & Victoria Bladen

Without a precise separation between 'science' and 'magic', the line between the natural and supernatural worlds in early modern England was negotiable and porous, and could be used both to bolster and challenge...


Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II

by Geoffrey Parker

Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister...


The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

by Joseph Bergin

Rich in detail and broad in scope, this majestic book is the first to reveal the interaction of politics and religion in France during the crucial years of the long seventeenth century. Joseph Bergin begins...


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

by Mark Fortier

Extending the chronological and cultural scope of Fortier's book on equity, which focuses on early modern England, this interdisciplinary study draws on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy to...


The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Images of Iberia

by Piers Baker-Bates & Miles Pattenden

The essays collected here evaluate the broad range of contexts in which Spaniards were present in early modern Italy. They consider diplomacy, sanctity, art, politics and even popular verse. Each essay excavates...


Experiencing Exile: Huguenot Refugees in the Dutch Republic, 1680-1700

by David van der Linden

The persecution of the Huguenots in France, followed by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, unleashed one of the largest migration waves of early modern Europe. Focusing on the fate of French Protestants...


Healthcare in Private and Public from the Early Modern Period to 2000

by Paul Weindling

A key volume on a central aspect of the history of medicine and its social relations, The History of Healthcare in Public and Private examines how the modernisation of healthcare resulted in a wide variety...