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James Ussher and John Bramhall: The Theology and Politics of Two Irish Ecclesiastics of the Seventeenth Century

by Jack Cunningham

This book examines the lives of two leading Irish ecclesiastics, James Ussher (1581–1656) and John Bramhall (1594–1663). Both men were key players in the religious struggles that shook the British Isles...


From the Athenian Tetradrachm to the Euro: Studies in European Monetary Integration

by Philip L. Cottrell & Gérassimos Notaras

With the introduction of the euro much recent attention has been focused on the role of currencies and their national and international significance. Whilst much has been made of the euro's achievements in harmonising...


Governance, Growth and Global Leadership: The Role of the State in Technological Progress, 1750-2000

by Espen Moe

This book focuses on the role of the state in promoting a country's long-term technological progress and industrial leadership. Throughout history, a nation's rise to dominance has invariably been followed by...


Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850

by Margaret Ponsonby

Most homes in the past were not elite, wealthy interiors complete with high fashion furnishings, designed by well-known architects and designers, as many domestic histories often seem to have assumed. As this...


Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aid: The Consumption of Health and Welfare in Britain, c.1550-1950

by Anne Borsay & Peter Shapely

The history of the voluntary sector in British towns and cities has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years. Nevertheless, whilst there have been a number of valuable contributions looking at...


Miners' Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining

by Arthur McIvor & Ronald Johnston

Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston explore the experience of coal miners' lung diseases and the attempts at voluntary and legal control of dusty conditions in British mining from the late nineteenth century to...


Unpicking Gender: The Social Construction of Gender in the Lancashire Cotton Weaving Industry, 1880-1914

by Jutta Schwarzkopf

The Lancashire cotton industry doubtless counts among the most thoroughly researched industries in Britain. Cotton processing has attracted attention both as the pioneer of industrialization and the harbinger...


Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought

by Harald E. Braun

The Jesuit Juan de Mariana (1535-1624) is one of the most misunderstood authors in the history of political thought. His treatise De rege et regis institutione libri tres (1599) is dedicated to Philip III of...


The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny: Reform and the Investiture Contest in the Late Eleventh Century

by Patrick Healy

This book is a detailed study of Hugh of Flavigny and his chronicle, which is widely recognised as one of the most important narratives of a crucial period of European history, that is, the Investiture Contest....


Enforcing Reformation in Ireland and Scotland, 1550-1700

by Elizabethanne Boran & Crawford Gribben

The last few years have witnessed a growing interest in the study of the Reformation period within the three kingdoms of Britain, revolutionizing the way in which scholars think about the relationships between...


Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches

by Michèle Dagenais & Irene Maver

Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent...


The Beginnings of a Commercial Sporting Culture in Britain, 1793-1850

by Adrian Harvey

Many historians have described early industrial Britain as a 'bleak age' where the masses possessed little time, energy or money to devote to sport. Adrian Harvey reveals a very different picture of Britain...


Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

by Ian Hunter & John Christian Laursen

The concept of heresy is deeply rooted in Christian European culture. The palpable increase in incidences of heresy in the Middle Ages may be said to directly relate to the Christianity's attempts to define...


Burgesses and Burgess Law in the Latin Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus (1099-1325)

by Marwan Nader

This is the first book devoted to the study of burgesses in the Latin Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus (1099–1325). It offers a comprehensive assessment of the contributions made by the non-feudal class to...


John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer

by Gary W. Jenkins

John Jewel (1522–1571) has long been regarded as one of the key figures in the shaping of the Anglican Church. A Marian exile, he returned to England upon the accession of Elizabeth I, and was appointed bishop...


Plenitude of Power: The Doctrines and Exercise of Authority in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Robert Louis Benson

by Robert C. Figueira

'I study power' – so Robert Louis Benson described his work as a scholar of medieval history. This volume unites papers by a number of his students dealing with matters central to Benson's historical interests...


Reforming the Church before Modernity: Patterns, Problems and Approaches

by Christopher M. Bellitto & Louis I. Hamilton

Reforming the Church before Modernity considers the question of ecclesial reform from late antiquity to the 17th century, and tackles this complex question from primarily cultural perspectives, rather than the...


The Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen: A History of the Normans on the First Crusade

by Bernard S. Bachrach & David S. Bachrach

This is the first translation into English of Ralph of Caen's Gesta Tancredi. This text provides an exceptionally important narrative of the First Crusade and its immediate aftermath, covering the period 1096–1105,...


Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England

by Peter Marshall

Henry VIII's decision to declare himself supreme head of the church in England, and thereby set himself in opposition to the authority of the papacy, had momentous consequences for the country and his subjects....


Catholic Activism in South-West France, 1540-1570

by Kevin Gould

Examining Catholic activism in the south-west of France during the middle decades of the sixteenth century, this book argues – contrary to prevailing views – that the phenomenon was both widespread and militant...