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British Generalship during the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)

by Simon Robbins

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath...


Heinrich Heshusius and Confessional Polemic in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy

by Michael J. Halvorson

Heinrich Heshusius (1556-97) became a leading church superintendent and polemicist during the early age of Lutheran orthodoxy, and played a major role in the reform and administration of several German cities...


The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition in England, c. 1550-1850

by John Bohstedt

The 'politics of provisions' - forceful negotiations over sustenance - has created surprising contests in world history, particularly in times of market transition. In England a 'politics of provisions' evolved...


Money, Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria: A Review of Current Debates

by John Haldon

The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more...


The Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa: The History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick and Related Texts

by G.A. Loud

This is the first English translation of the main contemporary accounts of the Crusade and death of the German Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa (ruled 1152-90). The main text here, the 'History of the Expedition...


Commonwealth and the English Reformation: Protestantism and the Politics of Religious Change in the Gloucester Vale, 1483-1560

by Ben Lowe

Taking the Vale of Gloucester as a case study, the book refocuses attention onto issues left unfinished in the wake of current Reformation scholarship. By examining the connections between local gentry, city...


Clerical Celibacy in the West: c.1100-1700

by Helen Parish

The issue of clerical celibacy has played a long and profound role in the history of the Christian church. From the first Christian centuries to the present day, the question of whether clergy should be allowed...


Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England: Discourses, Sites and Identities

by Jonathan Willis

Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England breaks new ground in the religious history of Elizabethan England through a closely focused study of the role of music and the Reformation. By reintegrating...


The British Way in Warfare: Power and the International System, 1856-1956: Essays in Honour of David French

by Keith Neilson & Greg Kennedy

In his groundbreaking book The British Way in Warfare (Routledge, 1990), David French outlined the skillful combination of maritime, economic and diplomatic power employed by Britain to achieve its international...


Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White

by Belle S. Tuten & Tracey L. Billado

This collection presents an innovative series of essays about the medieval culture of feud and violence. Featuring both prominent senior and younger scholars from the United States and Europe, the contributions...


The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960: Minding Their Own Business

by Nicole Robertson

The co-operative movement has played a notable role in the retail, wholesale, productive, political, educational and cultural life of Britain. This book provides the first major national study of the growth...


Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context: Central and East European Search for Roots

by Ivana Noble

Twenty years after the fall of communism in Central and East Europe is an ocassion to reevaluate the cultural and theological contribution from that region to the secularisation - post-secularisation debate....


Reforming the Scottish Parish: The Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640

by John McCallum

Whilst the Protestant Reformation of 1560 is acknowledged as being a watershed moment in Scottish history, relatively little is known about the actual process of establishing a reformed church in the parishes...


Enlightened Reform in Southern Europe and its Atlantic Colonies, c. 1750-1830

by Gabriel Paquette

This volume broadens and reinvigorates the debate about the connections which link enlightenment thought and government reform in the eighteenth century. In order to complement, expand and rejuvenate the debate...


State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA: Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stefano Battilossi & Jaime Reis

During the twentieth century the financial sector became possibly the most regulated area of the economy in many advanced and developing countries. The essays in this collection shed light on different aspects...


Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870

by David R. Green

This work provides the first detailed study of the poor law in London during the period leading up to and after the implementation of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. Drawing on a wide range of primary and...


Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance

by Paul Richard Blum

The Philosophy of Religion is one result of the Early Modern Reformation movements, as competing theologies purported truth claims which were equal in strength and different in contents. Renaissance thought,...


Narratives of the Religious Self in Early-Modern Scotland

by David George Mullan

Drawing on a rich, yet untapped source of Scottish autobiographical writing, this book provides a fascinating insight into the nature and extent of early-modern religious narratives. Over 80 such personal documents,...


Master and Servant Law: Chartists, Trade Unions, Radical Lawyers and the Magistracy in England, 1840-1865

by Christopher Frank

Drawing on historical narratives that are frequently examined in isolation, this book examines the tactics, rhetoric and consequences of a sustained legal and political campaign by English and Welsh trade unions,...


Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London

by Jacob Selwood

Diversity and Difference in Early Modern London investigates multiculturalism in London during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as developing notions of Englishness. Rather than relying upon...