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Big Chief Elizabeth

by Giles Milton

In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of Native Americans had made her their weroanza—a word that meant "big chief". The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen...


by David Andress

The world in 1789 stood on the edge of a unique transformation. At the end of an unprecedented century of progress, the fates of three nations—France; the nascent United States; and their common enemy, Britain—lay...

An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru

by Ralph Bauer

Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler...

Histories of Infamy

by Scott Sessions & Cristián A. Roa-de-la-Carrera

In Histories of Infamy, Cristián Roa-de-la-Carrera explores Francisco López de Gómara's (1511-ca.1559) attempt to ethically reconcile Spain's civilizing mission with the conquistadors' abuse and exploitation...

Vagrancy in Law and Practice under the Old Poor Law

by Audrey Eccles

Drawing on extensive archival research and in-depth study of both statute law and local administrative records, this book examines the complexities of vagrancy law and the realities of its practice during the...

Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition?: The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice

by Trine Stauning Willert & Lina Molokotos-Liederman

For a long time scholars have typically assumed Greek Orthodoxy to be a static religious tradition. Although this public perception continues, the immutability of the Greek Orthodox tradition has been questioned...

Experiences of Poverty in Late Medieval and Early Modern England and France

by Anne M. Scott

Exploring a range of poverty experiences-socioeconomic, moral and spiritual-this collection presents new research by a distinguished group of scholars working in the medieval and early modern periods. Using...

The Church of England 1688-1832: Unity and Accord

by Dr William Gibson & William Gibson

A wide ranging new history of a key period in the history of the church in England, from the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-89 to the Great Reform Act of 1832. This was a tumultuous time for both church and state,...

Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98

by Stephen Turnbull & Peter Dennis

The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of...

The Routledge Companion to Early Modern Europe, 1453-1763

by Chris Cook & Philip Broadhead

This compact and highly accessible work of reference covers the broad sweep of events as Europe transformed during the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.

Queen Elizabeth in the Garden: A Story of Love, Rivalry, and Spectacular Gardens

by Trea Martyn

Taking a fresh and original approach to the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I, this book tells the incredible story of her great passion for gardens, and how the two most powerful men in England during her...

Censorship and Civic Order in Reformation Germany, 1517-1648: 'Printed Poison & Evil Talk'

by Allyson F. Creasman

Drawing upon criminal court records, trial manuscripts and contemporary journals this book explores the impact of censorship on religious reform in German cities during the Reformation. The study argues that...

Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europe

by Daniel Carey & Claire Jowitt

Richard Hakluyt, best known as editor of The Principal Navigations (1589; expanded 1598-1600), was a key figure in promoting early modern English colonial and commercial expansion. His work spanned every area...

Land, Proto-Industry and Population in Catalonia, c. 1680-1829: An Alternative Transition to Capitalism?

by Julie Marfany

This monograph makes a fresh contribution to a longstanding but far from exhausted debate concerning the transition to capitalism in Europe. The work investigates key aspects of this transformation: the changes...

The Plague Epic in Early Modern England: Heroic Measures, 1603-1721

by Rebecca Totaro

Totaro presents together for the first time modernised versions of ten of the most poignant of plague poems in the English language-each composed in heroic verse and responding to the urgent need to justify...

New York 1776: The Continentals' first battle

by David Smith & Graham Turner

Osprey's examination of the COntinentals' first battle of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). General Sir William Howe's NewYork campaign gave the British their best chance of destroying the Continental...

Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650

by Stuart Reid & Graham Turner

With the exception of the key royal sites, such as Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles were located at strategic points, or were intended to house garrisons required to defend or subjugate towns. Instead...

Auldearn 1645: The Marquis of Montrose's Scottish campaign

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

In August 1644, at the height of the First English Civil War (1642-1646), John Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, raised the standard of Royalist rebellion in Scotland. In a single year he won a string of remarkable...

Duels and Duelling

by Stephen Banks

A duel could be fought over a matter as trifling as a slip of the tongue or as serious as a public accusation of corruption. At the height of its formality, two men at odds would meet at dawn, armed either with...

For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

by James R. Gaines

"Gaines has a deft understanding of the Washington-Lafayette relationship ... [and] a knack for wielding substantial research with aplomb."-San Francisco ChronicleThis book tells the story of the French and...