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The Transformation of England (Routledge Revivals): Essays in the economic and social history of England in the eighteenth century

by Peter Mathias

First published in 1979, The Transformation of England discusses the creation in late eighteenth century England of the industrial system and thereby the present world. Professor Mathias poses questions about...


Eighteenth-century Women: An Anthology

by Bridget Hill

When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs,...


Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment

by Harvey Chisick

This dictionary offers a balanced overview and helps readers understand and appreciate the Enlightenment Movement. Cross-referenced dictionary entries cover the significant persons, places, events, institutions,...


Literatures of Exile in the English Revolution and its Aftermath, 1640-1690

by Philip Major & with a foreword by Lisa Jardine

Original and thought-provoking, this collection sheds new light on an important yet understudied feature of seventeenth-century England's political and cultural landscape: exile. Through an essentially literary...


Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture

by Galina I. Yermolenko

This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who...


John Norden's The Surveyor's Dialogue (1618): A Critical Edition

by Mark Netzloff

This edition provides the first complete, modern version of John Norden's The Surveyor's Dialogue. Norden's text, a series of dialogues between a fictional surveyor and several interlocutors—including a tenant...


The Eighteenth-Century Novel and the Secularization of Ethics

by Carol Stewart

Linking the decline in Church authority in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with the increasing respectability of fiction, Carol Stewart provides a new perspective on the rise of the novel....


Word and Self Estranged in English Texts, 1550-1660

by Philippa Kelly & L.E. Semler

The essays in Word and Self Estranged in English Texts, 1550-1660, consider diverse historical contexts for writing about 'strangeness'. They draw on current practices of reading to present contrasts and analogies...


The Culture of Piracy, 1580-1630: English Literature and Seaborne Crime

by Claire Jowitt

Listening to what she terms 'unruly pirate voices' in early modern English literature, in this study Claire Jowitt offers an original and compelling analysis of the cultural meanings of 'piracy'. By examining...


Narrating Marriage in Eighteenth-Century England and France

by Chris Roulston

In the eighteenth century, when the definition of marriage was shifting from one based on an hierarchical model to one based on notions of love and mutuality, marital life came under a more intense cultural...


Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England

by Kaara L. Peterson

Mining a series of previously uncharted conversations springing up in 16th- and 17th-century popular medicine and culture, this study explores early modern England's significant and sustained interest in the...


Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth

by Margaret P. Hannay

Despite her fascinating life and her importance as a writer, until now Lady Mary Wroth has never been the subject of a full-length biography. Margaret Hannay's reliance on primary sources results in some corrections,...


Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger

by Joanne Rochester

The playwrights composing for the London stage between 1580 and 1642 repeatedly staged plays-within and other metatheatrical inserts. Such works present fictionalized spectators as well as performers, providing...


Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare: Culinary Readings and Culinary Histories

by Joan Fitzpatrick

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare,...


English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485-1603

by Joshua Phillips

Challenging a long-standing trend that sees the Renaissance as the end of communal identity and constitutive group affiliation, author Joshua Phillips explores the perseverance of such affiliation throughout...


Mentoring in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

by Anthony W. Lee

In the first collection devoted to mentoring relationships in British literature and culture, the editor and contributors offer a fresh lens through which to observe familiar and lesser known authors and texts....


Herrick, Fanshawe and the Politics of Intertextuality: Classical Literature and Seventeenth-Century Royalism

by Syrithe Pugh

Royalist polemic and a sophisticated use of classical allusion are at the heart of the two 1648 volumes which are the focus of this study, yet there are striking differences in their politics and in the ways...


Debating the Slave Trade: Rhetoric of British National Identity, 1759-1815

by Srividhya Swaminathan

How did the arguments developed in the debate to abolish the slave trade help to construct a British national identity and character in the late eighteenth century? Srividhya Swaminathan examines books, pamphlets,...


Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau

by Bernhard Kuhn

Set against the backdrop of a rapidly fissuring disciplinary landscape where poetry and science are increasingly viewed as irreconcilable and unrelated, Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a previously ignored, fundamental...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation

by Alexandra Bamji & Geert H. Janssen

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation presents a comprehensive examination of recent scholarship on early modern Catholicism in its many guises. It examines how the Tridentine reforms inspired...