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Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain

by Ryan Prendergast

Reading, Writing, and Errant Subjects in Inquisitorial Spain explores the conception and production of early modern Spanish literary texts in the context of the inquisitorial socio-cultural environment of the...


Pain, Pleasure and Perversity: Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England

by John R. Yamamoto-Wilson

Luther's 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

by Allyson M. Poska & Jane Couchman

This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors examine women's lives, ideologies...


Landscape and Identity in North America's Southern Colonies from 1660 to 1745

by Catherine Armstrong

Through an analysis of textual representations of the American landscape, this book looks at how North America appeared in books printed on both sides of the Atlantic between the years 1660 and 1745. A variety...


Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson

Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia....


Death Comes to the Maiden: Sex and Execution 1431-1933

by Camille Naish

In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores...


Gender and Urban Development

by Deborah Simonton & Anne Montenach

This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions,...


Don Juan of Persia: A Shi'ah Catholic 1560-1604

by G. Le Strange

First published in 1926. Don Juan was a Persian Moslem who became a Spanish Roman Catholic. His description of Persia and his account of the wars waged by the Persians during the sixteenth century considerably...


Louisbourg 1758: Wolfe's first siege

by Rene Chartrand & Patrice Courcelle

Osprey's study of James Wolfe's siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). Louisbourg represented a major threat to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it would leave an immensely...


The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763

by Rene Chartrand & Brian Delf

"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland...


Monongahela 1754#55: Washington's defeat, Braddock's disaster

by Rene Chartrand & Stephen Walsh

On 9 July 1755 amid the wilderness of North America, Britain suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in her history. General Braddock’s army, a mixture of British regulars and American militia, was shattered,...


The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters

by Anthony Pagden

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern...


Marlborough's America

by Stephen Saunders Webb

Scholars of British America generally conclude that the early eighteenth-century Anglo-American empire was commercial in economics, liberal in politics, and parochial in policy, somnambulant in an era of “salutary...


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,...


How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and his Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

by Wendy Moore

Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would...


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,...


Verse and Poetics in George Herbert and John Donne

by Frances Cruickshank

Innovative and highly readable, this study traces George Herbert's and John Donne's development of a distinct poetics through close readings of their poetry, as well as letters, sermons, and prose treatises....


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. It considers exile both as physical...


Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture

by Galina I. Yermolenko

The essays gathered here examine the legacy of Roxolana, a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who, from harem slave, became legal wife and advisor of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The collection views Roxolana...