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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 uses the dramatic production of seventeenth-century...


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...


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

While recent scholarship has usefully positioned Burns within the context of British Romanticism as a spokesperson of Scottish national identity, Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture considers Burns's impact...


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

Psalms in the Early Modern World is the first book to explore the use, interpretation, development, translation, and influence of the Psalms in the Atlantic world, 1400-1800. In the age of Reformation, when...


Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England

by Roger D. Lund

Arguing for the importance of wit beyond its use as a literary device, Roger D. Lund outlines the process by which writers in Restoration and eighteenth-century England struggled to define an appropriate role...


The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Law and Literature: Estate, Blood, and Body

by Cheryl L. Nixon

Cheryl Nixon's book is the first to connect the eighteenth-century fictional orphan and factual orphan, emphasizing the legal concepts of estate, blood, and body. Examining novels by authors such as Eliza Haywood,...


Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831

by David Sandner

Challenging literary histories that locate the emergence of fantastic literature in the Romantic period, David Sandner shows that tales of wonder and imagination were extremely popular throughout the eighteenth...


Disguise on the Early Modern English Stage

by Peter Hyland

Disguise devices figure in many early modern English plays, and an examination of them clearly affords an important reflection on the growth of early theatre as well as on important aspects of the developing...


The Isle of Pines, 1668: Henry Neville's Uncertain Utopia

by John Scheckter

A short fiction of shipwreck and discovery written by the politician Henry Neville (1620-1694), The Isle of Pines is only beginning to draw critical attention, and until now no scholarly edition of the work...


Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama

by Michelle M. Dowd & Natasha Korda

Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama investigates the ways in which work became a subject of inquiry on the early modern stage and the processes by which the drama began to forge new connections between...


Epic, Epitome, and the Early Modern Historical Imagination

by Chloe Wheatley

In early modern England, epitomes-texts promising to pare down, abridge, or sum up the essence of their authoritative sources-provided readers with key historical knowledge without the bulk, expense, or time...


Baal's Priests: The Loyalist Clergy and the English Revolution

by Fiona McCall

The English Civil War was a time of disruption, suffering and persecution for many people, not least the clergy of the established church, who found themselves ejected from their livings in increasing numbers...


Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615: A Celebration of the Habsburg and Bourbon Unions

by Margaret M. McGowan

The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a...


Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day

by Gregory Smith & Jan Gadeyne

This volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome. Scholars specialized in different historical...


Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse, 1569-1750

by Judy A. Hayden

The focus of this volume is the intersection and the cross-fertilization between the travel narrative, literary discourse, and the New Philosophy in the early modern to early eighteenth-century historical periods....