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England's Fortress: New Perspectives on Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax

by Andrew Hopper & Philip Major

Overshadowed in the popular imagination by the figure of Oliver Cromwell, historians are increasingly coming to recognize the importance of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, in shaping the events...


Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters

by Stephen Ortega

Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the...


The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Ariane Fennetaux, Amélie Junqua & Sophie Vasset

Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. "The environment" may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern...


The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals): The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present

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 Long Journey of Gracia Mendes

by Marianna D. Birnbaum

The historical biography of a true Jewish heroine in her day, Gracia Mendes. Born in 1510 in Portugal, the book details this woman's extraordinary personality until her death in 1569 in Constantinople (today's...


Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals): Plebian Culture and The Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

by Michael D. Bristol

In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions...


Came Men on Horses

by Stan Hoig

"Hoig tells this story with a sharp eye for human details--sometimes gruesome but nonetheless compelling details--that bring Coronado, Oñate, and other Spanish soldiers and priests alive in ways that I have...


An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru

by Ralph Bauer

Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler...


Histories of Infamy

by Scott Sessions & Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera

In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation...


Thinking about the Enlightenment: Modernity and its Ramifications

by Martin L. Davies

Thinking about the Enlightenment looks beyond the current parameters of studying the Enlightenment, to the issues that can be understood by reflecting on the period in a broader context. Each of the thirteen...


On the Origins of Global History

by Sanjay Subrahmanyam

How does one think of history on a world scale? Should one turn to the intellectuals of the past or the historians of the present? Universal history as it was practised from Antiquity started to change from...


The Political and Social Dynamics of Poverty, Poor Relief and Health Care in Early-Modern Portugal

by Laurinda Abreu

By the end of the fifteenth century most European counties had witnessed a profound reformation of their poor relief and health care policies. As this book demonstrates, Portugal was among them and actively...


British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1744-57: Mid-Century Crisis

by Jeremy Black

The years between 1744 and 1757 were a testing time for the British government as political unrest at home exploded into armed rebellion, whilst on the continent French armies were repeatedly victorious. Providing...


Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500

by Amila Buturovic

Despite the recent history of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a positive place in history, marked by a continuous interweaving of different religious cultures. The most expansive period in...


Catholic Renewal and Protestant Resistance in Marian England

by Vivienne Westbrook & Elizabeth Evenden

Mary Tudor's reign is regarded as a period where, within a short space of time, an early modern European state attempted to reverse the religious policy of preceding governments. This required the use of persuasion...


Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europe: The Iconography of Power

by J.R. Mulryne & Maria Ines Aliverti

The fourteen essays that comprise this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, dramatic performance, inscriptions...


Festival Culture in the World of the Spanish Habsburgs

by Fernando Checa Cremades & Laura Fernández-González

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in Early Modern Festivals. These spectacles articulated the self-image of ruling elites and played out the tensions of the diverse social strata. Responding...


Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder

by Susan Broomhall

States of emotion were vital as a foundation to society in the premodern period, employed as a force of order to structure diplomatic transactions, shape dynastic and familial relationships, and align religious...


Going to Market: Women, Trade and Social Relations in Early Modern English Towns, c. 1550-1650

by David Pennington

Going to Market rethinks women's contributions to the early modern commercial economy. A number of previous studies have focused on whether or not the early modern period closed occupational opportunities for...


Matrimony in the True Church: The Seventeenth-Century Quaker Marriage Approbation Discipline

by Kristianna Polder

Like many other denominations, seventeenth-century Quakers were keen to ensure that members married within their own religious community. In order to properly understand the ramification of such a policy, this...