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Calvin Meets Voltaire: The Clergy of Geneva in the Age of Enlightenment, 1685-1798

by Jennifer Powell McNutt

In 1754, Voltaire, one of the most famous and provocative writers of the period, moved to the city of Geneva. Little time passed before he instigated conflict with the clergy and city as he publicly maligned...


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...


Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

by Alexandra Walsham

The survival and revival of Roman Catholicism in post-Reformation Britain remains the subject of lively debate. This volume examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of...


Censorship and Civic Order in Reformation Germany, 1517-1648: 'Printed Poison & Evil Talk'

by Allyson F. Creasman

The history of the European Reformation is intimately bound-up with the development of printing. With the ability of the printed word to distribute new ideas, theologies and philosophies widely and cheaply,...


Challenging Orthodoxies: The Social and Cultural Worlds of Early Modern Women: Essays Presented to Hilda L. Smith

by Melinda S. Zook & Sigrun Haude

Offering a broad and eclectic approach to the experience and activities of early modern women, Challenging Orthodoxies presents new research from a group of leading voices in their respective fields. Each essay...


Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: A Companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia

by Marek Tamm & Linda Kaljundi

The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia around 1186-1227, offers one of the most vivid examples...


Crusading and Warfare in the Middle Ages: Realities and Representations. Essays in Honour of John France

by Simon John & Nicholas Morton

This volume has been created by scholars from a range of disciplines who wish to show their appreciation for Professor John France and to celebrate his career and achievements. For many decades, Professor France's...


Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095-1216

by Susanna A. Throop

Only recently have historians of the crusades begun to seriously investigate the presence of the idea of crusading as an act of vengeance, despite its frequent appearance in crusading sources. Understandably,...


Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices

by Karen Exell & Trinidad Rico

Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international...


La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades: Actes du VIIe Congrès de la Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East/ Proce

by Michel Balard

This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. After the introduction...


Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?: A Case Study of the British Debate about Maritime Air Power in the 1960s

by Gjert Lage Dyndal

During the 1960s - in the midst of its retreat from empire - the British government had to grapple with complex political and military problems in order to find a strategic defence policy that was both credible...


Land, Proto-Industry and Population in Catalonia, c. 1680-1829: An Alternative Transition to Capitalism?

by Julie Marfany

This monograph makes a fresh contribution to a longstanding but far from exhausted debate concerning the transition to capitalism in Europe. The work investigates key aspects of this transformation: the changes...


Landscape and Identity in North America's Southern Colonies from 1660 to 1745

by Catherine Armstrong

Through an analysis of textual representations of the American landscape, this book looks at how North America appeared in books printed on both sides of the Atlantic between the years 1660 and 1745. A variety...


Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914: The Later Highland Land Wars

by Iain J.M. Robertson

In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social...


Law and Sexual Misconduct in New England, 1650-1750: Steering Toward England

by Abby Chandler

Having arriving in the Province of Maine in 1641 with a brief to create both government and law for the fledgling colony, Thomas Gorges later recorded his policy as having 'steared as neere as we could to the...


Wingless Victory - A Biography of Gabriele D'Annunzio and Eleonora Duse

by , Frances Winwar

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture. The authors...


Dilemmas of Internationalism: The American Association for the United Nations and US Foreign Policy, 1941-1948

by Andrew Johnstone

Dilemmas of Internationalism is a new political history of the 1940s which charts and analyses the efforts of private internationalists to define US internationalism and promote the establishment of the United...


European Contexts for English Republicanism

by Dirk Wiemann & Gaby Mahlberg

European Contexts for English Republicanism offers new perspectives on early modern English republicanism through its focus on the Continental reception of and engagement with seventeenth-century English thinkers...


European Perceptions of Terra Australis

by Alfred Hiatt, Christopher Wortham & Anne M. Scott

Terra Australis - the southern land - was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the southern seas had...