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

by Srividhya Swaminathan

Srividhya Swaminathan examines contemporary books, pamphlets, and literary works to trace the changes in rhetorical strategies utilized by both sides of the abolitionist debate. Suggesting that the debate to...


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

by Bernhard Kuhn

Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he...


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...


Jeremias Drexel's 'Christian Zodiac': Seventeenth-Century Publishing Sensation. a Critical Edition, Translated and with an Introduction & Notes

by Nicholas J. Crowe

First published in 1622, Jeremias Drexel's 'Zodiacus christianus' (or 'Christian Zodiac') was a remarkable work of religious iconography and spiritual self-help. Offering the first modern translation into English...


Writings of Exile in the English Revolution and Restoration

by Philip Major

Offering fresh interpretations of exile in the English Revolution and Restoration, this study explores the personal, political and religious ramifications of displacement, and shines a torch on the rich variety...


Representing Place in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830: From Local to Global

by Evan Gottlieb & Juliet Shields

Surveying the literary and cultural landscapes of the long eighteenth century, this collection examines the many locales that shaped Britons' affiliations and identities. Essays on individual authors, a variety...


The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions that Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815

by Tim Blanning & David Cannadine

In 1648, Europe was essentially a medieval society. By 1815, it was the powerhouse of the modern world. In exuberant prose, Tim Blanning investigates ?the very hinge of European history? (The New York Times)...


A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

by M. Sukru Hanioglu

At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders....


Women and Work in Pre-Industrial England

by Lindsey Charles & Lorna Duffin

This book surveys women and work in English society before its transition to industrial capitalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The time span of the book from 1300 to 1800 allows comparison of...


Mary Wollstonecraft: An Annotated Bibliography

by Janet Todd

First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft's works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her in English written between 1788 and 1975....


The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century

by John Brewer

The Pleasures of the Imagination examines the birth and development of English "high culture" in the eighteenth century. It charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical...


Andrew Marvell's Liminal Lyrics: The Space Between

by Joan Faust

The work is an interdisciplinary study of the major lyric poems of seventeenth-century British metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell. It invites Marvell readers to view the poet and some of his representative lyrics...


Metatheater and Modernity: Baroque and Neobaroque

by Mary Ann Frese Witt

Metatheater and Modernity is the first book to link the concept of metatheater with those of baroque and neobaroque. It refines and probes these concepts through close analyses and comparisons of seventeenth-...


A Sailor's Log: Water-Tender Frederick T. Wilson, USN, on Asiatic Station, 1899-1901

by James Reckner

Frederick T. Wilson was an engineer who carried the rank of first-class petty officer and served on one of the Navy's first modern battleships, the USS Oregon, at the turn of the twentieth century. The need...


Fallen Timbers 1794: The US Army's first victory

by John F. Winkler & Peter Dennis

Following the defeat at Wabash, in 1792 the Washington administration created a new US Army to replace the one that had been destroyed. The man chosen to lead it was the famous Major-General “Mad” Anthony...


Frederick the Great's Allies 1756-63

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

The Seven Years’ War in Germany was characterised by an increasing use of ‘light’ troops in conjunction with regular infantry and cavalry as part of an ongoing evolution in military tactics. This book...


Quebec 1759: The battle that won Canada

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

Osprey's study of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). ‘What a scene!’ wrote Horace Walpole. ‘An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault...


Renaissance Hybrids: Culture and Genre in Early Modern England

by Gary A. Schmidt

In the first book-length study explicitly to connect the postcolonial trope of hybridity to Renaissance literature, Schmidt explores how early modern English authors, artists, explorers and statesmen framed...


Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain

by Natalie Mears & Alec Ryrie

In this volume, ten leading scholars of early modern religion explore the experience of parish worship in England during the Reformation and the century that followed it. Including a variety of disciplinary...


The Princes in the Tower

by Alison Weir

"Comprehensive and insightful, THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER offers a unique perspective on a profound mystery." Faye Kellerman

Despite five centuries of investigation by historians, the sinister deaths of the boy...