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Anatomy and the Organization of Knowledge, 1500-1850

by Matthew Landers & Brian Muñoz

Across early modern Europe, the growing scientific practice of dissection prompted new and insightful ideas about the human body. This collection of essays explores the impact of anatomical knowledge on wider...


Statistics, Public Debate and the State, 1800-1945: A Social, Political and Intellectual History of Numbers

by Jean-Guy Prévost & Jean Pierre Beaud

Based around a number of illustrative case studies, this book charts the development of our modern-day reliance on statistics. Topics covered include scientific innovations, administrative issues and the use...


Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769-1840

by Rachel Standfield

British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for...


The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion

by Eamon Darcy, Annaleigh Margey & Elaine Murphy

The 1641 Depositions are among the most important documents relating to early modern Irish history. This essay collection is part of a major project run by Trinity College, Dublin, using the depositions to investigate...


A Political Biography of Eliza Haywood

by Kathryn R King

While under arrest in 1750 on suspicion of producing a seditious pamphlet Eliza Haywood insisted she 'never wrote any thing in a political way'. This study of the life and works, the first full-length biography...


Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770

by Charles Ivar McGrath

Historians often view early modern Ireland as a testing ground for subsequent British colonial adventures further afield. McGrath argues against this passive view, suggesting that Ireland played an enthusiastic...


Meat, Commerce and the City: The London Food Market, 1800-1855

by Robyn S Metcalfe

This study examines the struggle between Smithfield market's supporters and detractors and argues that this demonstrates a major shift in the way the urban landscape came to be used.


Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'

by Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy & Sarah Wootton

In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. This edited collection of eleven essays draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to ask...


Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603-1642

by Jason White

Focusing on the impact of Continental religious warfare on the society, politics and culture of English, Scottish and Irish Protestantism, this study is concerned with the way in which British identity developed...


Desperate Housewives, Neuroses and the Domestic Environment, 1945-1970

by Ali Haggett

Although the figure of the 'desperate housewife' is familiar to us, Haggett suggests that many women in the 1950s and '60s led satisfying lives and that gender roles, while very different, were often seen as...


Taxation and Debt in the Early Modern City

by José Ignacio Andrés Ucendo & Michael Limberger

Fiscal relations between states and cities in early modern Europe is a major concern for economic and financial historians. This collection of eleven essays is based on new research using documentary evidence...


Angels and Belief in England, 1480-1700

by Laura Sangha

This study looks at the way the Church utilized the belief in angels to enforce new and evolving doctrine.Angels were used by clergymen of all denominations to support their particular dogma. Sangha examines...


Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment

by Scott Breuninger & David Burrow

This collection of essays expands the focus of Enlightenment studies to include countries outside the core nations of France, Germany and Britain. Notions of sociability and cosmopolitanism are explored as ways...


The Rise of the Left in Southern Europe: Anglo-American Responses

by Sotiris Rizas

This study looks at the influence of the Anglo-American 'special relationship' on the rise of the left in southern Europe, and concurrent European influence on the Atlantic alliance.


Arming the Royal Navy, 1793-1815: The Office of Ordnance and the State

by Gareth Cole

The Office of Ordnance has been ill-served by previous accounts of its role in arming the Royal Navy during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Cole offers an in-depth examination of its organizational...


Court Politics and the Earl of Essex, 1589-1601

by Janet Dickinson

The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth's reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant...


Violence and Racism in Football: Politics and Cultural Conflict in British Society, 1968-1998

by Brett Bebber

This study, based on government records, newspaper articles and fanzines, explores the complex interaction between politicians, police and the perpetrators of football violence. Bebber looks at how successive...


A Political Biography of John Toland

by Michael Brown

John Toland was notorious. A pamphleteer, a polemicist and a prankster of the first order, modern scholarship has struggled to position his writings within the debates of his day. This study is the first to...


Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe

by Cesare Cuttica & Glenn Burgess

The 14 essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of...


Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture: Sex, Commerce and Morality

by Ann Lewis & Markman Ellis

The eighteenth century saw profound changes in the way prostitution was represented in literary and visual culture. This collection of essays focuses on the variety of ways that the sex trade was represented...