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The Secrets of Pirate Management: From "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates"

by Peter T. Leeson

What can today's corporate raiders learn from the scourge of the high seas? A lot, as it turns out! Pirates have a surprising amount to teach about building better organizations, promoting diversity in the workplace,...


How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away with It

by Benerson Little

Not simple retellings of the tried and true stories of buccaneers on the high seas, this book focuses on how pirating tactics of the 1500s through 1800s to give the reader a view of how pirates functioned through...


Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

by Robert K. Massie

“[A] tale of power, perseverance and passion . . . a great story in the hands of a master storyteller.”—The Wall Street Journal

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra,...


Young Henry

by Robert Hutchinson

Set during the same years of Henry VIII’s life as The Tudors, this book charts his rise as a magnificent and ruthless monarch

Immortalized as a domineering king, notorious philanderer, and the unlikely...


The Children of Henry VIII

by Alison Weir

"Fascinating . . . Alison Weir does full justice to the subject."

--The Philadelphia Inquirer

At his death in 1547, King Henry VIII left four heirs to the English throne: his only son, the nine-year-old Prince...


Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean

by David Cordingly

From David Cordingly, one of the world’s foremost experts on pirate history, and author of the perennial favorite Under the Black Flag, comes the thrilling story of the man who fought the real pirates of the...


HMS Victory: First-Rate 1765

by Iain Ballantyne & Jonathan Eastland

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors...


French Society: 1589-1715

by Sharon Kettering

This book provides a "birds eye" view of social change in France during the "long seventeenth century" from 1589-1715. One of the most dynamic phases of French history, it covers the reigns of the first three...


Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

by Alexandra Walsham

This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham's essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation...


Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

by Charles H. Carman

Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti's text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus this study reveals a hitherto unsuspected shared epistemology of vision. Analyzing...


Eastern Question 1774-1923, The: Revised Edition

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

A clear and concise guide to the Eastern Question - the problem facing the European states of how to react to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. A L MacFie's study shows how the question was a major factor in...


The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598

by R. J. Knecht

The French Wars of Religion tore the country apart for almost fifty years. They were also part of the wider religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants which raged across Europe during the 16th century....


Oliver Cromwell

by Barry Coward

Oliver Cromwell is one of the most puzzling and controversial figures in English history. In this excellent introduction, Barry Coward uses Cromwell's own words and actions to analyse the life of Oliver Cromwell...


The Reign of Mary I

by Robert Tittler & Judith Richards

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a 'sterile interlude' in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as 'Bloody Mary'. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned...


Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London

by Richard M. Ward

In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a �golden age of writing about crime�, when the older genres of criminal...


Female Transgression in Early Modern Britain: Literary and Historical Explorations

by Richard Hillman & Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic....


Early Modern Jesuits between Obedience and Conscience during the Generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581-1615)

by Silvia Mostaccio

The Society of Jesus was founded on a principal of strict obedience to papal authority, yet the turbulent political circumstances in which they operated inevitably brought them into conflict with the Catholic...


Castiglione's Allegory: Veiled Policy in The Book of the Courtier (1528)

by W.R. Albury

Approaching The Book of the Courtier as an early modern reader would have, author W.R. Albury explores aspects of the work which he argues are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. In this reading,...


The Invention of Scotland: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Pres

by Murray G. H. Pittock

A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique...


The Trials of Margaret Clitherow: Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England

by Peter Lake & Michael Questier

This is a new biography of a Catholic martyr exploring the complicated and controversial story of her demise. The story of Margaret Clitherow represents one of the most important yet troubling events in post-Reformation...