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The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop: Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice

by Federico Barbierato

Drawing on a vast store of primary sources - particularly those of the Inquisition - this book recreates the social fabric of Venice between 1640 and 1740. It brings to life a wealth of minor figures who inhabited...


British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c.1560-1688

by David Worthington

Whilst much recent scholarly work has sought to place early modern British history within a broader continental context, most of this has focused on western Europe. In order to redress the balance, this new...


Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

by Bert De Munck & Anne Winter

In this volume, the theme of early-modern European urban migration is explored through a series of historical contexts. Each chapter demonstrates how the presence of diverse and often temporary groups of migrants...


Forbidden Prayer: Church Censorship and Devotional Literature in Renaissance Italy

by Giorgio Caravale

This book provides one of the first studies on ecclesiastical censorship entirely based on documents from the Holy Office Archives that up to 1998 were inaccessible to the great majority of the scholars. It...


The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1589-1597: Building the Faith of Saint Peter upon the King of Spain's Monarchy

by Thomas M. McCoog & S. J.

Based on extensive archival research, this book builds on previous studies for the first thorough investigation of the Jesuit mission to England during a critical period between the unsuccessful armadas of 1588...


Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation

by Eva Johanna Holmberg

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores how for English travellers, the Jew of the imagination contrasted with the Jew they actually encountered in southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant....


Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

by Michele L. Clouse

Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early...


John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity

by Tim Cooper

John Owen (1616-1683) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) were both pivotal figures in forming the nonconformist landscape of Restoration England. Yet despite having much in common, they found themselves taking opposite...


Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650: From Late Medieval Classic to Early Modern Bestseller

by Maximilian von Habsburg

The Imitatio Christi is considered one of the classic texts of Western spirituality. In this pioneering study, the reasons for the remarkable longevity of the Imitatio across geographical, chronological, linguistic...


The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850

by Michael Brown & Seán Patrick Donlan

This collection is the first to concentrate attention on the actual relationship that existed between the Irish population and the state under which they lived from the War of the Two Kings (1689-1691) and the...


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...