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The Elizabethan World

by Susan Doran & Norman Jones

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international...


The French Revolution 1787-1804

by P. M. Jones

The French Revolution can be seen as an enormous explosion of civic energy with huge ramifications for the rest of the world. In this balanced and accessible account, P.M Jones:

 

  • Considers the build-up of...


The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

by R. J. Knecht

In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding - in his immortal phrase -...


H.M.S: First-Rate 1765

by Iain Ballantyne & Jonathan Eastland

HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors...


A People's History of the French Revolution

by Eric Hazan & David Fernbach

The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat – the events and figures of the French Revolution...


Religious Conversion: History, Experience and Meaning

by Ira Katznelson & Miri Rubin

This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes...


Coping with Crisis: The Resilience and Vulnerability of Pre-Industrial Settlements

by Daniel R. Curtis

All pre-industrial societies had to face certain challenges: earthquakes, plague, warfare, soil erosion and subsistence crises. However, while some settlements were stable over the long term, other settlements...


French Society: 1589-1715

by Sharon Kettering

This book provides a "birds eye" view of social change in France during the "long seventeenth century" from 1589-1715. One of the most dynamic phases of French history, it covers the reigns of the first three...


Elizabeth's Spymaster

by Robert Hutchinson

England in the time of Elizabeth was on the brink of disaster. On the continent, Catholic Spain sought to forcefully reimpose the Catholic Church on its Protestant neighbors. At home, a network of powerful Catholic...


Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britain

by Alexandra Walsham

This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham's essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation...


Leon Battista Alberti and Nicholas Cusanus: Towards an Epistemology of Vision for Italian Renaissance Art and Culture

by Charles H. Carman

Providing a fresh evaluation of Alberti's text On Painting (1435), along with comparisons to various works of Nicholas Cusanus this study reveals a hitherto unsuspected shared epistemology of vision. Analyzing...


Eastern Question 1774-1923, The: Revised Edition

by Alexander Lyon Macfie

A clear and concise guide to the Eastern Question - the problem facing the European states of how to react to the decline of the Ottoman Empire. A L MacFie's study shows how the question was a major factor in...


The French Civil Wars, 1562-1598

by R. J. Knecht

The French Wars of Religion tore the country apart for almost fifty years. They were also part of the wider religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants which raged across Europe during the 16th century....


Oliver Cromwell

by Barry Coward

Oliver Cromwell is one of the most puzzling and controversial figures in English history. In this excellent introduction, Barry Coward uses Cromwell's own words and actions to analyse the life of Oliver Cromwell...


The Reign of Mary I

by Robert Tittler & Judith Richards

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a 'sterile interlude' in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as 'Bloody Mary'. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned...


Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London

by Richard M. Ward

In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a 'golden age of writing about crime', when the older genres of criminal...


Female Transgression in Early Modern Britain: Literary and Historical Explorations

by Richard Hillman & Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic....


Early Modern Jesuits between Obedience and Conscience during the Generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581-1615)

by Silvia Mostaccio

The Society of Jesus was founded on a principal of strict obedience to papal authority, yet the turbulent political circumstances in which they operated inevitably brought them into conflict with the Catholic...


Castiglione's Allegory: Veiled Policy in The Book of the Courtier (1528)

by W.R. Albury

Approaching The Book of the Courtier as an early modern reader would have, author W.R. Albury explores aspects of the work which he argues are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. In this reading,...


The Invention of Scotland: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the Present: The Stuart Myth and the Scottish Identity, 1638 to the

by Murray G. H. Pittock

A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique...