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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...


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...