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The Guild and Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford: Society, Religion, School and Stage

by J.R. Mulryne

The guild buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford represent a rare instance of a largely unchanged set of buildings which draw together the threads of the town's civic life. With its multi-disciplinary perspectives...


The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675

by Bernard Bailyn

Bernard Bailyn gives us a compelling account of the first great transit of people from Britain, Europe, and Africa to British North America, their involvements with each other, and their struggles with the indigenous...


The Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment in the University of San Carlos de Guatemala

by John Tate Lanning

A look at the Enlightenment in Hispanic America, with the University of San Carlos as a case study. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


Came Men on Horses

by Stan Hoig

"Hoig tells this story with a sharp eye for human details--sometimes gruesome but nonetheless compelling details--that bring Coronado, Oñate, and other Spanish soldiers and priests alive in ways that I have...


Captain Alatriste

by Arturo Perez-Reverte & Margaret Sayers Peden

The novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as “the master of the intellectual thriller” (Chicago Tribune). His books have been published in fifty...


Polish Armies of the Partitions 1771-94

by Vincent Rospond & Raffaele Ruggeri

The tragic national epic of Polish history began in these late 18th-century wars. Under Poland’s Saxon monarchy, Russia and Prussia constantly meddled in the affairs of the Kingdom. In 1768 a civil war broke...


Trenton and Princeton 1776-77: Washington Crosses the Delaware

by David Bonk & Graham Turner

Following the battle of White River and the fall of Forts Washington and Lee during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), George Washington withdrew his army, crossing the Delaware River to regroup. However,...


Of Empire

by Francis Bacon

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Religion and the State: Europe and North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

by Sargon G. Donabed, Joshua B. Stein & James Hitchcock

The book discusses the relationship of religion to political entities (countries) in Europe and America in the 17th and 18th centuries. It aims to fill a gap in the literature by understanding the varieties...


Crime, Courtrooms and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1700-1850

by David Lemmings

Focusing on the 'long eighteenth century' this collection of essays charts the transition of British legal proceedings from early scenes of noise and disorder, to a much more rigid and solemn atmosphere by the...


Japanese Travellers in Sixteenth-Century Europe: A Dialogue Concerning the Mission of the Japanese Ambassadors to the Roman Curia (1590)

by Derek Massarella & by J. F. Moran

In 1582 Alessandro Valignano, the Visitor to the Jesuit mission in the East Indies, sent four Japanese boys to Europe. Until the arrival of the embassy in Europe, the Euro-Japanese encounter had been almost...


The Limits of Empire: European Imperial Formations in Early Modern World History: Essays in Honor of Geoffrey Parker

by Tonio Andrade & Reger

Exploring early-modern European empires within a global perspective, this collection focuses on the limits of empire: those centrifugal forces - sacral, dynastic, military, diplomatic, geographical, informational...


Female Patients in Early Modern Britain: Gender, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Wendy D. Churchill

This investigation contributes to the existing scholarship on women and medicine in early modern Britain by examining the diagnosis and treatment of female patients by male professional medical practitioners...


The Woman of the Eighteenth Century: Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street

by Edmond de Goncourt & Jules de Goncourt

This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence...


Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

by Valerie Fildes

Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social...


Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III: Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War

by H. Weaver

Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands. Ferdinand's accomplishments came not through diplomacy...


Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766

by Fred Anderson

In this vivid and compelling narrative, the Seven Years' War–long seen as a mere backdrop to the American Revolution–takes on a whole new significance. Relating the history of the war as it developed, Anderson...


Newton and the Origin of Civilization

by Jed Z. Buchwald & Mordechai Feingold

Isaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, published in 1728, one year after the great man's death, unleashed a storm of controversy. And for good reason. The book presents a drastically revised...


Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Meeting

by Mike Dash

From the bestselling author of Tulipomania comes Batavia’s Graveyard, the spellbinding true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival.

It was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia, the Dutch East India...


Revealing Bodies: Anatomy, Allegory, and the Grounds of Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century

by Erin M. Goss

Revealing Bodies considers three thinkers not often read together, in order to ask a question: how is it that we claim to know the body? This book explores a question with wide-ranging stakes both for those...