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War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth-Century Europe

by Olaf Asbach & Peter Schröder

Exploring the history and theories of political thought of international relations in the seventeenth century, this volume addresses one of the great paradoxes of post-medieval Europe: why instead of bringing...


Conscience, Equity and the Court of Chancery in Early Modern England

by Dennis R. Klinck

This study tackles the difficult yet crucial subject of the place of conscience in the development of English law, illuminating what is meant by describing the Court of Chancery as a 'court of conscience'. Addressing...


Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England: Crime, Government and Society, c.1066-c.1600

by John C. Appleby & Paul Dalton

With some notable exceptions the subject of outlawry in medieval and early modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship,...


Fathers and Godfathers: Spiritual Kinship in Early-Modern Italy

by Guido Alfani

In medieval Europe baptism did not merely represent a solemn and public recognition of the 'natural' birth of a child, but was regarded as a second, 'spiritual birth', within a social group often different from...


Dealings with God: From Blasphemers in Early Modern Zurich to a Cultural History of Religiousness

by Francisca Loetz

Blasphemy could be a serious business in early modern Europe, and those judged to have cursed, abused or denied God could in some cases find themselves on trial for their lives. Whilst such attitudes may appear...


Economics in Russia: Studies in Intellectual History

by Vincent Barnett & Joachim Zweynert

The history of Russian economic thought largely remains a grey area in the international literature, with a lack of comprehensive studies not only in the West, but also in Russia itself. Whilst over the last...


Restoration Ireland: Always Settling and Never Settled

by Coleman Dennehy

In recent decades, the historiography of early modern Ireland, particularly of the seventeenth century, has been revitalised. However, much of this new work has focused either on the critical decades of the...


Redefining William III: The Impact of the King-Stadholder in International Context

by Esther Mijers & David Onnekink

William III's (1650-1702) reign as Stadholder in the United Provinces and King of England, Scotland and Ireland has always intrigued historians. This volume contains a number of innovative essays from specialists...


James Ussher and John Bramhall: The Theology and Politics of Two Irish Ecclesiastics of the Seventeenth Century

by Jack Cunningham

This book provides a comparative study of the theologies and politics of two leading seventeenth century ecclesiastics, James Ussher (1581-1656) and John Bramhall (1594-1663). The works, thoughts and careers...


Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850

by Margaret Ponsonby

Most homes in the past were not elite, wealthy interiors complete with high fashion furnishings, designed by well-known architects and designers, as many domestic histories often seem to have assumed. As this...


Monarchy, Political Culture, and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid: Theater of Negotiation

by Jodi Campbell

In early modern Spain, theater reached the height of its popularity during the same decades in which Spanish monarchs were striving to consolidate their power. Jodi Campbell examines thirty-three Golden Age...


Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718

by Angus Konstam & Mark Stacey

In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves...


Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

by Joseph J. Ellis

A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph Ellis.

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of...


The Tudor Garden: 1485-1603

by Twigs Way

Contrived, colourful, and cultured, the garden of the Tudor period was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twined plants vying...


Treitschke: His Life and Works

by Heinrich von Treitschke & Adolf Hausrath

First published in English in 1914, this Routledge Revival is a reissue of Adolf Hausrath's edited collection: Treitschke: His Life and Works.

Treitschke remains one of the most important German historians...


The Last Alchemist

by Iain McCalman

Freemason ... Shaman ... Prophet ... Seducer ... Swindler ... Thief ... Heretic

Who was the mysterious Count Cagliostro?

Depending on whom you ask, he was either a great healer or a dangerous charlatan. Internationally...


Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

by James Buchan

In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day...


Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture

by Sharon Alker & Leith Davis

The fourteen essays included in Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture re-orient scholarly understanding of Robert Burns by focusing on the reception and representation of the Scottish poet and songwriter in...


Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

by Daniel T. Lochman & Maritere López

Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection examines the varied and complex ways in which early modern Europeans imagined, discussed and enacted friendship, a fundamentally elective relationship between individuals...


Psalms in the Early Modern World

by Linda Phyllis Austern & Kari Boyd McBride

The first book to explore the use, interpretation, development, translation and influence of the Psalms in the Atlantic world during 1400-1800, this volume showcases essays by scholars from literature, history,...