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Harry Peckham's Tour

by Harry Peckham & Martin Brayne

A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including...


Sexplosion

by Robert Hofler

After the sexual revolution came the sexual explosion

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers...


Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

by Sam Wasson

Audrey Hepburn is an icon like no other, yet the image many of us have of Audrey—dainty, immaculate—is anything but true to life. Here, for the first time, Sam Wasson presents the woman behind the little...


Coupon Crazy: The Science, the Savings, and the Stories Behind America's Extreme Obsession

by Mary Potter Kenyon

Coupon Crazy examines the phenomena of coupon use and the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that construct it, from the viewpoint of an active participant in the extreme sport of couponing.


Memoir of a Cold War Soldier

by Richard E. Mack

Fifty years after America's involvement in the Korean War began, Richard E. Mack's memories of his time spent on the front lines are still strong and clear. A career soldier, Mack served in the U.S. Army until...


OSS Against the Reich

by Nelson D. Lankford

OSS against the Reich presents the previously unpublished World War II diaries of Colonel David K.E. Bruce, London branch chief of America's first secret intelligence agency, as he observed the war against Hitler....


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...


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...


'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond

by Amanda Laugesen

Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives....


Commerce and Culture: Nineteenth-Century Business Elites

by Robert LEE

This volume presents a collection of interrelated essays by international scholars working on the relationship between commerce and culture from c. 1750 to the early-twentieth century. Considerable attention...


Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The Cathedral's Book of Donors and Its Use (1320-1521)

by Charlotte A. Stanford

The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. This study is the first to comprehensively...


Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others

by Susan Broomhall & Jacqueline Van Gent

Documenting lived experiences of men in charge of others, this collection creates a social and cultural history of early modern governing masculinities. Through a wide range of case studies, contributors explore...


Marks of an Absolute Witch: Evidentiary Dilemmas in Early Modern England

by Orna Alyagon Darr

Exploring the crime of witchcraft in early modern England, this book focuses on legal questions of proof. As a capital crime - yet one that was uniquely difficult to prove - witchcraft investigations and trials...


England's Wars of Religion, Revisited

by Charles W. A. Prior & Glenn Burgess

In this collection, leading scholars address John Morrill's suggestion the constitutional conflict that wracked the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century was fuelled primarily by religious beliefs, rather...


William Robert Broughton's Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798

by Andrew David & Introduction by Barry Gough

Edited and richly annotated by Lt Cdr Andrew David, this volume offers for the first time a complete transcript of the handwritten journal kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-1798),...


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...


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...


Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europe

by Matthew P. Romaniello & Charles Lipp

European nobility faced a number of religious, political and military challenges. Many sought to increase their status, or maintain their privileges, by negotiating with various political and religious authorities,...


Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848-1867: The Making of the Second Reform Act

by Robert Saunders

The Second Reform Act, passed in 1867, created a million new voters, doubling the electorate and propelling the British state into the age of mass politics. This study provides the first analysis of the subject...