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Commerce and Culture: Nineteenth-Century Business Elites

by Robert LEE

This volume presents a collection of interrelated essays by international scholars working on the relationship between commerce and culture from c. 1750 to the early-twentieth century. Considerable attention...


On the Margins of Crusading: The Military Orders, the Papacy and the Christian World

by Helen J. Nicholson

Founded to support Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and most famous for their support for crusading, the Military Religious Orders' activities and interests stretched far beyond the frontiers of Christendom....


Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

by Michele L. Clouse

Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early...


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. The first papers...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume I: Periods and Places

by Stephanos Efthymiadis

This Companion is the work of an international team of specialists and represents the first comprehensive survey ever produced in the field of Byzantine Hagiography. It will consist of two volumes and is addressed...


Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400-1400: Essays Presented to Henrietta Leyser

by Conrad Leyser & Lesley Smith

This volume focuses on the paradox of motherhood in the European Middle Ages: to be a mother is at once to hold great power, and by the same token to be acutely vulnerable. The essays analyse the powers and...


John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity

by Tim Cooper

John Owen (1616-1683) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) were both pivotal figures in forming the nonconformist landscape of Restoration England. Yet despite having much in common, they found themselves taking opposite...


Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650: From Late Medieval Classic to Early Modern Bestseller

by Maximilian von Habsburg

The Imitatio Christi is considered one of the classic texts of Western spirituality. In this pioneering study, the reasons for the remarkable longevity of the Imitatio across geographical, chronological, linguistic...


Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The Cathedral's Book of Donors and Its Use (1320-1521)

by Charlotte A. Stanford

The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. This study is the first to comprehensively...


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 was written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia in around 1186-1227. While recent years have...


Losing Vietnam: How America Abandoned Southeast Asia

by Ira A. Jr. Hunt

In the early 1970s, as U.S. combat forces began to withdraw from Southeast Asia, South Vietnamese and Cambodian forces continued the fight against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the National Front for...


Nursing before Nightingale, 1815-1899

by Carol Helmstadter & Judith Godden

Nursing Before Nightingale is a study of the transformation of nursing in England from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the emergence of the Nightingale nurse as the standard model in the 1890s....


The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853-56

by Andrew Lambert

This new edition of Andrew Lambert's ground-breaking study The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy against Russia, 1853-1856, focuses on British grand strategy, the development and implementation of national...


Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in Late Antiquity: The Alexandrian Commentary Tradition between Rome and Baghdad

by Josef Lössl & John W. Watt

This book brings together sixteen studies by international scholars on the origins and early development of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical commentary traditions. With its breadth and ground-breaking...


The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850

by Michael Brown & Seán Patrick Donlan

This collection is the first to concentrate attention on the actual relationship that existed between the Irish population and the state under which they lived from the War of the Two Kings (1689-1691) and the...


A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition: Text, Translation and Commentary

by Patricia Ann Clark

This is an edition and translation of a traditional healer's notebook from Crete. It belongs to the genre of iatrosophia: practical manuals of collected healing wisdom with admixtures of agricultural and household...


Ansgar, Rimbert and the Forged Foundations of Hamburg-Bremen

by Eric Knibbs

Ansgar and Rimbert, ninth-century bishops, missionaries, and fixtures of early medieval history, were clever forgers who wove a complex tapestry of myths about themselves and the diocese that came to be centered...


Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honor of James A. Brundage

by Kenneth Pennington & Melodie Harris Eichbauer

This volume brings together a set of papers by international scholars, distinguished in their own right, in honor of James Brundage. Each contribution corresponds to an important focus of Brundage's own work....


Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

by Ryan P. Freeburn

Hugh of Amiens (c. 1085-1164) was an important intellectual figure in the twelfth century who, during a long lifetime, served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot and archbishop of Rouen. This book examines his...


On the Fringes of Diplomacy: Influences on British Foreign Policy, 1800-1945

by John Fisher & Antony Best

This volume gives further impetus to the recent trend of looking beyond the major figures of diplomats and foreign secretaries when seeking to understand of British foreign policy and diplomacy during the height...