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The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1589-1597: Building the Faith of Saint Peter upon the King of Spain's Monarchy

by Thomas M. McCoog & S. J.

Based on extensive archival research, this book builds on previous studies for the first thorough investigation of the Jesuit mission to England during a critical period between the unsuccessful armadas of 1588...


Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622: Volumes I-II

by Isabel Boavida

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the História da Etiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez, 1564-1622, who worked in...


Bede and the End of Time

by Peter Darby

Bede (c. 673-735) was the leading intellectual figure of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and his writings had a profound influence on the development of English Christian thought. Taking account of his beliefs about...


'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond

by Amanda Laugesen

Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives....


Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation

by Eva Johanna Holmberg

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores how for English travellers, the Jew of the imagination contrasted with the Jew they actually encountered in southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant....


The Mediterranean Fleet, 1919-1929

by Paul Halpern

Post-First World War, the Mediterranean Fleet found itself in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmora, the Black Sea and the Adriatic. The collapse of the Ottoman, Russian and Habsburg empires created...


The Chanson d'Antioche: An Old French Account of the First Crusade

by Susan B. Edgington & Carol Sweetenham

This is the first translation into English of the Old French Chanson d'Antioche, a text which has long intrigued historians and literary scholars. Uniquely among epic poems, it follows closely a well-documented...


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...