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Royal Taste: Food, Power and Status at the European Courts after 1789

by Daniëlle De Vooght

This book addresses the relationship between food consumption, status and power at the royal courts of Europe in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The volume addresses issues of social networks,...


Women's Names in Old English

by Elisabeth Okasha

This book provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated...


Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

by Jeremy Black

During the course of the eighteenth century Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power steadily grew, and helped shape the global political, economic and military situation. Rather than offering...


Early Modern Women in the Low Countries: Feminizing Sources and Interpretations of the Past

by Susan Broomhall & Jennifer Spinks

Employing an innovative range of materials from written sources to artworks, material objects, heritage sites and urban precincts, and combining historical, historiographical, museological, and touristic analysis,...


Early French Reform: The Theology and Spirituality of Guillaume Farel

by Jason Zuidema & Theodore Van Raalte

Guillaume Farel (1489-1565) was one of the key figures in the early Genevan reformation, but his legacy has become largely overshadowed by towering figure of Calvin. Seeking to contribute to a better understanding...


Anthony Ashley Cooper, First Earl of Shaftesbury 1621-1683

by John Spurr

This book investigates the life and reputation of Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, Restoration England's most important politician. As well as re-evaluating his well-known early republican sympathies,...


A Decent Provision: Australian Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949

by John Murphy

This book is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It places the development of a welfare state in the 1940s in...


The Senses and the English Reformation

by Matthew Milner

Challenging the assumption that medieval Catholicism was overly sensual, whilst Protestantism rejected any element of worship appealing to the eye, ear, or nose, this study asks fundamental questions about the...


Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095-1216

by Susanna A. Throop

To date, historians of the crusades have not thoroughly investigated the theme of crusading as an act of vengeance, despite its frequent appearance in crusading sources. This has led to inaccurate assumptions...


The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, and Law

by Lyndan Warner

The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France provides the first comprehensive comparison of the printed debates over the superiority or inferiority of woman - the Querelle des femmes - and the dignity and...


Marino Sanudo Torsello, The Book of the Secrets of the Faithful of the Cross: Liber Secretorum Fidelium Crucis

by Peter Lock

This is the first full English translation of Marino Sanudo Torsello's Secreta fidelium Crucis, a piece of crusading propaganda following the fall of Acre in 1291, written between 1300 and 1321 and based on...


Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective

by Robert W. Thurston

Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough re-examination of the background, dynamics and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective...


Saving the Souls of Medieval London: Perpetual Chantries at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1200-1548

by Marie-Hélène Rousseau

St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London and this investigation of its chantries - pious foundations through which donors endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses...


Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europe

by Matthew P. Romaniello & Charles Lipp

European nobility faced a number of religious, political and military challenges. Many sought to increase their status, or maintain their privileges, by negotiating with various political and religious authorities,...


Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848-1867: The Making of the Second Reform Act

by Robert Saunders

The Second Reform Act, passed in 1867, created a million new voters, doubling the electorate and propelling the British state into the age of mass politics. This study provides the first analysis of the subject...


Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance: British Manufacturing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

by Myrddin John Lewis & Roger Lloyd-Jones

Personal Capitalism and Corporate Governance is based on case studies of British manufacturing companies. It explores contemporary issues concerning corporate governance and corporate behaviour, with the main...


Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity

by Ralph W. Mathisen & Danuta Shanzer

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious and political...


Public Opinion and the End of Appeasement in Britain and France

by Daniel Hucker

The 1930s policy of appeasement is still fiercely debated more than 70 years after the signing of the 1938 Munich Agreement. Less examined is the role of public opinion on the formation of British and French...


Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th-12th centuries AD)

by Chryssi Bourbou

This book is a pioneering publication on Greek Byzantine populations, opening a window on health status and dietary patterns through the lens of bioarchaeological research. Drawing on a diversity of disciplines...


Royalist Agents, Conspirators and Spies: Their Role in the British Civil Wars, 1640-1660

by Geoffrey Smith

In this book, the role of royalist agents, spies and conspirators is uncovered and examined. Shifting the traditional focus of attention from royal ministers, councillors, and generals, to a cadre of loyal,...