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The Invention of Scotland: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Pres

by Murray G. H. Pittock

A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique...


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

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 Long Journey of Gracia Mendes

by Marianna D. Birnbaum

The historical biography of a true Jewish heroine in her day, Gracia Mendes. Born in 1510 in Portugal, the book details this woman's extraordinary personality until her death in 1569 in Constantinople (today's...


Came Men on Horses

by Stan Hoig

"Hoig tells this story with a sharp eye for human details--sometimes gruesome but nonetheless compelling details--that bring Coronado, Oñate, and other Spanish soldiers and priests alive in ways that I have...


An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru

by Ralph Bauer

Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler...


Histories of Infamy

by Scott Sessions & Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera

In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation...


After the Bounty

by Donald Maxton

A firsthand account of the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty and its aftermath