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The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Imperial Histories

by Philippa Levine & John Marriott

Taking a broad, comparative approach to imperial experiences, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the latest research into the histories of modern empires. The focus is on the era of modern imperial...


Jesuit Civil Wars: Theology, Politics and Government under Tirso González (1687-1705)

by Jean-Pascal Gay

Founded in 1540, the Society of Jesus quickly established itself as one of the most influential but divisive orders within early-modern Catholicism. Covering the generalate of Tirso González (1687-1705) this...


Devising, Dying and Dispute: Probate Litigation in Early Modern England

by Lloyd Bonfield

Focusing on property law as reflected in cases of disputed wills, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into English seventeenth-century society. As well as charting shifting conceptions of property and inheritance...


Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World: The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300-1100

by Walter Pohl & Clemens Gantner

This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures...


The Military Orders: Volume 5: Politics and Power

by Peter W. Edbury

The thirty-eight papers published here represent a selection of those delivered at the Fifth International Conference on the Military Orders. Three deal with recent archaeological investigations at the Hospitaller...


Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond: Autopsy, Pathology and Display

by Piers Mitchell

Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and...


Inside the Illicit Economy: Reconstructing the Smugglers' Trade of Sixteenth Century Bristol

by Evan T. Jones

Whilst the popular image of smugglers remains an essentially romantic one, this book makes clear that smuggling was a large-scale systematic business reliant upon the connivance of well-connected merchants....


Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images

by Giselle de Nie & Thomas F.X. Noble

These six essays seek to uncover the dynamic patterns in verbal and pictorial images and to evaluate their potentialities and limitations. Thematically ordered, the essays begin with material images and move...


The Career of Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509-1580): Between Council and Inquisition

by Adam Patrick Robinson

Providing a re-assessment of Giovanni Morone (1509-1580) this book addresses the key moments in the cardinal's career. Focusing particularly on the period after his release from charges of heresy and his subsequent...


Truthfulness, Realism, Historicity: A Study in Late Antique Spiritual Literature

by Peter Turner

The subject of this book is a wide range of spiritual narrative texts from the third to the sixth centuries A.D.: pagan philosophical biographies, Greek and Latin Christian saints' lives, and autobiographical...


Wisdom and War: The Royal Naval College Greenwich 1873-1998

by Harry Dickinson

Opened in 1873, in buildings constructed by Charles II to house retired sailors, the Royal Naval College was founded with the aim of providing officers with 'the highest possible scientific instruction in all...


The Seventeenth-Century Customs Service Surveyed: William Culliford's Investigation of the Western Ports, 1682-84

by William B. Stephens

Between January 1682 and the spring of 1684 William Culliford, Surveyor of the Customs, completed an extraordinary investigation into the integrity and efficiency of the customs establishments of southwest England...


Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean: Studies in Honour of John Pryor

by Ruthy Gertwagen & Elizabeth Jeffreys

The cutting-edge papers in this collection come from some of the most distinguished practitioners world-wide in the fields of Crusading history and the maritime history of the medieval Mediterranean. Issues...


Democracies and the Shock of War: The Law as a Battlefield

by Marc Cogen

Over the course of the twentieth century, democracies demonstrated an uncanny ability to win wars when their survival was at stake. As this book makes clear, this success cannot be explained merely by superior...


Land Based Air Power or Aircraft Carriers?: A Case Study of the British Debate about Maritime Air Power in the 1960s

by Gjert Lage Dyndal

Drawing upon a wealth of previously classified documents, the book reveals how the Admiralty and Air Ministry became interlocked in a bitter political struggle over which of their military strategies could best...


Re-inventing the Ship: Science, Technology and the Maritime World, 1800-1918

by Don Leggett & Richard Dunn

The technological development of the ship between 1800 and 1914 was dramatic, encompassing the shift from wood and sail to iron, steel and steam. This volume offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the history...


The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

by David Hussey & Margaret Ponsonby

The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century represents a new synthesis of gender history and material culture studies. It seeks to analyse the lives and cultural expression of single...


Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291

by Denys Pringle

This book presents new translations of a selection of Latin and French pilgrimage texts, and two in Greek, relating to Jerusalem and the Holy Land between the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 and the loss...


Dynasty and Piety: Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg Political Culture in an Age of Religious Wars

by Luc Duerloo

Through an investigation of Archduke Albert's (1559-1621) reign as ruler of the Spanish Netherlands, this book offers a new and fuller understanding of international events of the time, and the Habsburg role...


Pope Alexander III (1159-81): The Art of Survival

by Peter D. Clarke & Anne J. Duggan

Alexander III's papacy marked a significant watershed in the history of the Western Church and society. This book provides a long overdue reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing together thirteen...