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A Short History of England

by G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization...


Singing the Resurrection

by Erin Lambert

Singing the Resurrection brings music to the foreground of Reformation studies, as author Erin Lambert explores song as a primary mode for the expression of belief among ordinary Europeans in the sixteenth century,...


Concubines and Courtesans

by Matthew S. Gordon & Kathryn A. Hain

Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays bring together arguments...


The Intellectual Struggle for Florence

by Arthur Field

The Intellectual Struggle for Florence is an analysis of the ideology that developed in Florence with the rise of the Medici, during the early fifteenth century, the period long recognized as the most formative...


Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City

by Kristin L. Huffman, Andrea Giordano & Caroline Bruzelius

Visualizing Venice presents the ways in which the use of innovative technology can provide new and fascinating stories about places and times within history. Written by those behind the Visualizing Venice project,...


British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science, 1774-1801

by Peter J. Aschenbrenner

Upon declaring independence from Britain in July 1776, the United States Congress urgently needed to establish its credentials as a legitimate government that could credibly challenge the claims of the British...


Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds

by Darren Oldridge

Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance...


The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663

by Kirsteen M. MacKenzie

This book provides the first major analysis of the covenanted interest from an integrated three kingdoms perspective. It examines the reaction of the covenanted interest to the actions and policies of the Commonwealth...


Warfare, Loyalty, and Rebellion: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Great Northern War, 1709-1717

by Mindaugas Šapoka

This book examines the politics of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania during the crucial period between the Russian tsar Peter the Great's victory over Sweden at the battle of Poltava and the 1717 Silent Sejm, the...


The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

by Elizabeth Norton

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era?  The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress;...


Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present

by Jeff Diamond

Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present explores a common ethical problem for intellectuals of the Renaissance: How does one win the favor and patronage of the wealthy and powerful and yet maintain...


The Rise of the Ottoman Empire - History 5th Grade | Children's Renaissance Books

by Baby Professor

The Ottoman Empire was one of the most popular empires in history. This book will discuss the many facts of the Ottoman Empire, along with the notable achievements achieved during their time. Learning about...


Mona Lisa

by Martin Kemp & Giuseppe Pallanti

Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again. For the world's greatest cultural icon still has secrets to reveal - not the silly secrets that the 'Leonardo loonies' continue...


Thomas Cranmer

by Susan Wabuda

Thomas Cranmer's place in English history is firmly established, yet the complexities of his character have remained obscure and he continues to be one of the most problematic figures of the Tudor period. Susan...


Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

by Erica Benner

The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli—arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time—fought to change his corrupt world.

Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli...


Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Sweden: Queen Louisa Ulrika (1720-1782)

by Elise M. Dermineur

This book retraces the life and experience of Princess Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720-1782), who became queen of Sweden, with a particular emphasis on her political role and activities. As crown princess (1744-1751),...


Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

by Charlotte-Rose Millar

This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading...


Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci

by Mike Lankford

Why did Leonardo Da Vinci leave so many of his major works uncompleted? Why did this resolute pacifist build war machines for the notorious Borgias? Why did he carry the Mona Lisa with him everywhere he went...


Layered Landscapes: Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures

by Eric Nelson & Jonathan Wright

This volume explores the conceptualization and construction of sacred space in a wide variety of faith traditions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of Japan. It deploys the notion of...


Things You Didn't Know about the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor

Pretty tails belong to the most magnificent sea creatures! But did you know that tails move on differently depending on which creatures they're attached to? Whales move their tales up and down while Nemo the...