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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,...


Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book...


Rolf Gardiner: Folk, Nature and Culture in Interwar Britain

by Matthew Jefferies & Mike Tyldesley

A controversial figure of the interwar period, with an enthusiasm for hiking, nudism, folk dancing and voluntary labour camps, Rolf Gardiner, organic farming pioneer and co-founder of the Soil Association, believed...


The Ties that Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara Hanawalt

by Linda E. Mitchell & Katherine L. French

This collection of essays reflects both the broad range of topics Professor Hanawalt has broached as a medieval historian and also those her graduate students felt empowered to explore when working with her....


Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625

by Steven J. Reid

This book surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic university system into a greatly expanded Protestant one in the decades following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. It also assesses the...


The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschin: A History of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, 1190-1331

by Mary Fischer

This is the first English translation of the 'Chronicle of Prussia', which was written by Nicolaus von Jeroschin, in middle German verse, during the period from 1330 to 1341. It is a history of the Teutonic...


Selling Science in the Age of Newton: Advertising and the Commoditization of Knowledge

by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

At the time of Isaac Newton's rising popularity following the publication of his Principia (1687), this examination of how London newspaper advertisements (1687 to 1727) enticed consumers to purchase science...


Guardianship, Gender, and the Nobility in Early Modern Spain

by Grace E. Coolidge

Contrary to early modern patriarchal assumptions, this study argues that noblemen in early modern Spain depended on the active collaboration of noblewomen to maintain and expand their authority, wealth, and...


The Burning

by Tim Madigan

On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one...


China Calls: Paving the Way for Nixon's Historic Journey to China

by Anne Collins Walker

Much is known about Nixon's actual visit to China, but the story of how it all came together has never been told until now. The advance team conquered a monumental task. Welcome to a rare glimpse of the guarded...