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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...


Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

by Catalina De Erauso

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly...


The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98

by Stephen Turnbull & Peter Dennis

The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned...


Voltaire in Love

by Nancy Mitford & Adam Gopnik

The inimitable Nancy Mitford’s account of Voltaire’s fifteen-year relationship with the Marquise du Châtelet—the renowned mathematician who introduced Isaac Newton’s revolutionary new physics to France—is...


Kawanakajima 1553-64: Samurai power struggle

by Stephen Turnbull & Wayne Reynolds

Kawanakajima is unique in history. In the space of 12 years, between 1553 and 1564, this valley deep in the mountains of central Japan witnessed no fewer than five battles between two of Japan’s greatest warlords....


The Vauban Fortifications of France

by Paddy Griffith & Peter Dennis

Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France during the period of its centralisation and wars of expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries. His influence persisted long after Waterloo, and his name has...


English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553-1829

by Francis Young

In spite of an upsurge in interest in the social history of the Catholic community and an ever-growing body of literature on early modern 'superstition' and popular religion, the English Catholic community's...


Matthew Boulton: Enterprising Industrialist of the Enlightenment

by Kenneth Quickenden & Sally Baggott

Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has...


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...