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Purgatory and Piety in Brittany 1480-1720

by Elizabeth C. Tingle

Drawing upon printed pamphlets, tracts, advice manuals, diocesan statutes and other literary material, the study traces the evolution of writing and teaching about Purgatory and the fate of the soul between...


Theorist of Maritime Strategy: Sir Julian Corbett and his Contribution to Military and Naval Thought

by J.J. Widen

Since its publication in 1911, Sir Julian's Corbett's Some Principles of Maritime Strategy has remained a key document within naval strategic thinking. Yet despite his undoubted influence, Corbett's theories...


The American Reaper: Harvesting Networks and Technology, 1830-1910

by Gordon M. Winder

The American Reaper adopts a network approach to account for the international diffusion of harvesting technology from North America, from the invention of the reaper through to the formation of a dominant transnational...


Poetry and its Contexts in Eleventh-century Byzantium

by Floris Bernard & Kristoffel Demoen

Byzantine poetry of the eleventh century is fascinating, yet underexplored terrain. This book, the first collaborative book-length study on the topic, takes an important step to fill this gap. It brings together...


National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944

by Debbie Lackerstein

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy's ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context...


The Eclipse of 'Elegant Economy': The Impact of the Second World War on Attitudes to Personal Finance in Britain

by Martin Cohen

With concepts of 'austerity' very much in the news, this book takes a fresh look at attitudes to consumption, consumerism and personal finance in Britain during the middle decades of the twentieth century. It...


Getting Along?: Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England - Essays in Honour of Professor W.J. Sheils

by Nadine Lewycky & Adam Morton

Examining the impact of the English and European Reformations on social interaction and community harmony, this volume simultaneously highlights the tension and degree of accommodation amongst ordinary people...


Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham's Panopticon

by Anne Brunon-Ernst

This book combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader project with an engagement of Foucault's insights on economic government to go beyond the received reading of panopticism as a dark disciplinary technology...


The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th-12th Centuries): Introduction, Translation and Commentary

by R. H. Jordan & Rosemary Morris

This book forms part of the Evergetis Project, which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Theotokos Evergetis Monastery near Constantinople (founded 1049). Together with an English translation...


European Perceptions of Terra Australis

by Anne M. Scott & Alfred Hiatt

Terra Australis, the southern land, was one of the most widespread concepts in European geography from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, although the notion of a land mass in the Southern seas had been...


Britain and Disarmament: The UK and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons Arms Control and Programmes 1956-1975

by John R. Walker

Through a thorough exploration of British government records, this book explores the UK's nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programmes and attempts to control them between 1956 and 1975. It addresses...


The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop: Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice

by Federico Barbierato

Drawing on a vast store of primary sources - particularly those of the Inquisition - this book recreates the social fabric of Venice between 1640 and 1740. It brings to life a wealth of minor figures who inhabited...


British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c.1560-1688

by David Worthington

Whilst much recent scholarly work has sought to place early modern British history within a broader continental context, most of this has focused on western Europe. In order to redress the balance, this new...


Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

by Bert De Munck & Anne Winter

In this volume, the theme of early-modern European urban migration is explored through a series of historical contexts. Each chapter demonstrates how the presence of diverse and often temporary groups of migrants...


Banking and Finance in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective

by John A. Consiglio & Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva

Bringing together papers by leading banking and finance historians which were first presented at the European Association for Banking History conference held in Malta in June 2007, this volume presents a panoramic...


The Body Divided: Human Beings and Human 'Material' in Modern Medical History

by Sarah Ferber & Sally Wilde

Bodies and body parts of the dead have long been considered valuable material for use in medical science. They have been dissected, autopsied, investigated, harvested for research and therapeutic purposes, collected...


Forbidden Prayer: Church Censorship and Devotional Literature in Renaissance Italy

by Giorgio Caravale

This book provides one of the first studies on ecclesiastical censorship entirely based on documents from the Holy Office Archives that up to 1998 were inaccessible to the great majority of the scholars. It...


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...