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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,...


Royalist Agents, Conspirators and Spies: Their Role in the British Civil Wars, 1640-1660

by Geoffrey Smith

In this book, the role of royalist agents, spies and conspirators is uncovered and examined. Shifting the traditional focus of attention from royal ministers, councillors, and generals, to a cadre of loyal,...


Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625

by Steven J. Reid

This book surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic university system into a greatly expanded Protestant one in the decades following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. It also assesses the...


Selling Science in the Age of Newton: Advertising and the Commoditization of Knowledge

by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

At the time of Isaac Newton's rising popularity following the publication of his Principia (1687), this examination of how London newspaper advertisements (1687 to 1727) enticed consumers to purchase science...


Guardianship, Gender, and the Nobility in Early Modern Spain

by Grace E. Coolidge

Contrary to early modern patriarchal assumptions, this study argues that noblemen in early modern Spain depended on the active collaboration of noblewomen to maintain and expand their authority, wealth, and...


Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream

by Thomas Hoobler & Dorothy Hoobler

"America was the place Smith had dreamed of his whole life.There, his character, determination, and ambition had propelled him to the top of society. He spent the rest of his life trying to return. Though he...


The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

by Ian Mortimer

An entertaining, accessible guide to Elizabethan England-the latest in the Time Traveler's Guide series

Acclaimed historian Ian Mortimer shows readers that the past is not just something to be studied; it is...


Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment: From Nature to Second Nature

by Natasha Gill

Natasha Gill offers the first comprehensive analysis of French educational thought before Rousseau. She situates Emile in the context of a pedagogical debate that had been under way for a century before its...


Friars on the Frontier: Catholic Renewal and the Dominican Order in Southeastern Poland, 1594-1648

by Piotr Stolarski

Focusing on the Dominican Order's activities in south-eastern Poland from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries this book reveals the renovation and enduring popularity of the pre-existing Mendicant...


New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period

by Chloë|| Houston

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in early modern globalization, travel and travel literature, whilst utopian literature has proved to be a continuing source of fascination for students of the...


Civic Catechisms and Reason in the French Revolution

by Adrian Velicu

At the heart of the French Revolution there lay a fundamental paradox: how to liberate the minds of the people whilst simultaneously ensuring their loyalty to the new regime. It is an exploration of the facts...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...