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Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World

by Steven J. Reid & Emma Annette Wilson

There is no current work that offers such a broad survey of Ramus and Ramism, or that looks at him in such an interdisciplinary fashion. Ramus' influence extended across many disciplines and this book skilfully...


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...


Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe (1650-1750)

by David Onnekink & Gijs Rommelse

By engaging with, and building upon recent theoretical developments, this collection sheds new light on international relations in the century between 1650 and 1750. Integrating cultural history with high politics...


Scandinavia in the Age of Revolution: Nordic Political Cultures, 1740-1820

by Pasi Ihalainen & Michael Bregnsbo

The 'Age of Revolution' is a term seldom used in Scandinavian historiography, despite the fact that Scandinavia was far from untouched by the late eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and America. Presenting...


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...


Hernando de los Ríos Coronel and the Spanish Philippines in the Golden Age

by John Newsome Crossley

Whilst much scholarly work has been focused on Spain's South American colonies, less is known about Spanish colonisation of the Pacific. This book fills an important gap in our knowledge, directing attention...


The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

The reigns of Edward VI and Mary I, and the early years of Elizabeth I were vital times for naval administration and witnessed the apprenticeship of many who would lead the service later during Elizabeth's reign....


Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800

by Elaine Leong & Alisha Rankin

Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical, alchemical, natural philosophical and commercial knowledge in early modern Europe. This volume brings together international scholars from a variety...


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...


Regulating the British Economy, 1660-1850

by Perry Gauci

Inspired by recent research on the cultural impact of economic change, an international team of leading academics and younger scholars examine the ways in which state and society responded to fundamental economic...


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),...


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,...


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...


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...


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,...


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,...


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...


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...