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Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child: Funeral Monuments and their European Context

by Jeannie Labno

Through an exploration of the unique Polish tradition of child commemoration, this book raises issues beyond the monuments themselves, about Polish social life and family structuring in the early modern period,...


Imprisoning Medieval Women: The Non-Judicial Confinement and Abduction of Women in England, c.1170-1509

by Gwen Seabourne

This study of the confinement of women highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in the middle ages, and gives a useful perspective on the nature of medieval law, its scope...


The Divisions of French Catholicism, 1629-1645: 'The Parting of the Ways'

by Anthony D. Wright

Drawing on sources from the Jesuit archives in Rome and on Port-Royal material in Paris, the book begins with an investigation into the development of Catholic Reform in France, showing the problems that emerged...


The Museums of Contemporary Art: Notion and Development

by J. Pedro Lorente

Where, how, by whom and for what were the first museums of contemporary art created? These are the key questions addressed by Pedro Lorente in this new and expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1998 study,...


Britain, Russia and the Road to the First World War: The Fateful Embassy of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff (1903-16)

by Marina Soroka

This book demonstrates the role of Count Aleksandr Benckendorff, the Russian ambassador in London between 1903 and 1916, in setting Russia on the road to war. Fearing the loss of Britain's friendship, he opposed...


Varieties of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century English Radicalism in Context

by Ariel Hessayon & David Finnegan

The essays in this collection explore significant questions regarding the terms 'radical' and 'radicalism' in early modern England. They investigate whether we can speak of a radical tradition, and whether radicalism...


Edge of Empire: The British Political Officer and Tribal Administration on the North-West Frontier 1877-1947

by Christian Tripodi

Created in the late eighteenth century by the East India Company to manage relations with the princely rulers of the Indian States, political officers developed into a mechanism by which Britain could manage...


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...