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Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England: Crime, Government and Society, c.1066-c.1600

by John C. Appleby & Paul Dalton

With some notable exceptions the subject of outlawry in medieval and early modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship,...


The World of Private Banking

by Youssef Cassis & Philip Cottrell

This is a full and authoritative account of the history of private banking, beginning with its development in conjunction with the world markets served by and centred on a few European cities, notably Amsterdam...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Fathers and Godfathers: Spiritual Kinship in Early-Modern Italy

by Guido Alfani

In medieval Europe baptism did not merely represent a solemn and public recognition of the 'natural' birth of a child, but was regarded as a second, 'spiritual birth', within a social group often different from...


Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj

by Andrew Muldoon

Situating the Government of India Act of 1935 in its political, cultural and intellectual contexts, this rich and nuanced study asks the question; what led British administrators to believe that the Act would...


Dealings with God: From Blasphemers in Early Modern Zurich to a Cultural History of Religiousness

by Francisca Loetz

Blasphemy could be a serious business in early modern Europe, and those judged to have cursed, abused or denied God could in some cases find themselves on trial for their lives. Whilst such attitudes may appear...


Common Land, Wine and the French Revolution: Rural Society and Economy in Southern France, c.1789-1820

by Noelle Plack

Common Land, Wine and the French Revolution demonstrates the centrality of the Revolution and its aftermath to the lives of country people through a detailed analysis of legislative attempts to privatize common...


Protestantism, Poetry and Protest: The Vernacular Writings of Antoine de Chandieu (c. 1534-1591)

by S.K. Barker

Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591) was a key figure in the establishment and development of the French Protestant church. Of all its indigenous leaders, he was closest to Calvin, and took a leading role in all...


Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World: People, Products, and Practices on the Move

by Caroline A. Williams

Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World brings together ten essays exploring the outcomes of the intermingling of people, circulation of goods, and exposure to new ideas that are the hallmark of the early modern...


Greek Diaspora and Migration since 1700: Society, Politics and Culture

by Dimitris Tziovas

The Greek diaspora is one of the paradigmatic historical diasporas and essentially now a modern phenomenon. Diaspora, exile and immigration represent three successive phases in Modern Greek history and they...


Historical Directory of Trade Unions: Volume 6, Including unions in: Building and Construction, Agriculture, Fishing, Chemicals, Wood and Woodworking,

by John B. Smethurst & Peter Carter

This is the final volume in the Historical Directory of Trade Unions series. It provides a comprehensive list of all British unions that operated within the building, construction, chemical, dock, maritime,...


The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921

by Adam R. Seipp

Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries....


Making War to Keep Peace

by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

With the powerful words that marked her long and distinguished career, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick explores where America has gone wrong—and raises lingering questions about what perils tomorrow might hold. In Making...


Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800-2000

by Faidra Papanelopoulou

In peripheral European countries with a weak scientific culture, how was science and technology presented to the wider public? The essays in this volume consider this question and together provide a valuable...


British Conservatism and Trade Unionism, 1945-1964

by Peter Dorey

This book examines the a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, when the Conservative Party adopted a remarkably constructive and...


The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896)

by Roderick Beaton & David Ricks

In 1821, when the banner of revolution was raised against the empire of the Ottoman Turks, the story of 'Modern Greece' is usually said to begin. Less well known is the international recognition given to Greece...


The Quest for the Invisible: Microscopy in the Enlightenment

by Marc J. Ratcliff

This study offers a definitive account of the state of microscopy in the eighteenth century, of the main concerns of those involved in the field and how microscopists learned to communicate their findings to...


The Medieval Account Books of the Mercers of London: An Edition and Translation

by Lisa Jefferson

As the premier livery company, the Mercers Company in medieval England enjoyed a prominent role in London's governance and exercised much influence over England's overseas trade and political interests. This...


Ekphrasis, Imagination and Persuasion in Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Practice

by Ruth Webb

This is a study of ekphrasis, the art of making listeners and readers 'see' in their imagination through words alone, as taught in ancient rhetorical schools and as used by Greek writers of the Imperial period...


The Political Economy of the Dutch Republic

by Oscar Gelderblom

In the first half of the seventeenth century the Dutch Republic emerged as one of Europe's leading maritime powers. The political and military leadership of this small country was based on large-scale borrowing...