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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 Pres

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...


The Trials of Margaret Clitherow: Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England

by Peter Lake & Michael Questier

This is a new biography of a Catholic martyr exploring the complicated and controversial story of her demise. The story of Margaret Clitherow represents one of the most important yet troubling events in post-Reformation...


John Theophilus Desaguliers: A Natural Philosopher, Engineer and Freemason in Newtonian England

by Audrey T. Carpenter

John Theophilus Desaguliers made his mark on the eighteenth century in several diverse ways. He was an assistant to Sir Isaac Newton and later elucidated the difficult concepts of Newtonian physics in private...


England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688: Conflicts, Empire and National Identity

by Bruce Lenman

 Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity....


A Military History of the English Civil War: 1642-1649

by Malcolm Wanklyn & Frank Jones

A Military History of the English Civil War examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their...


A Military History of the English Civil War: 1642-1649

by Malcolm Wanklyn & Frank Jones

A Military History of the English Civil War examines how the civil war was won, who fought for whom, and why it ended. With a straightforward style and clear chronology that enables readers to make their...


Protecting the Empire's Frontier: Officers of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot during Its North American Service, 1767-1776

Stagecoach Travel

by Louise Allen

This book explores the history of travelling by stagecoach from the sixteenth century through to the end of the nineteenth century, focusing on the heyday of around 1750-1850. It looks at the improvements in...


Witches and Witchcraft

by David Nash

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, entire communities, particularly in central Europe were gripped by a fear of witches and witchcraft, and pursued witches in order to bring them to justice. Professor...


Voyages of Discovery

by Captain James Cook & Robert Welsch

Between 1768 and 1779, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy made three voyages of exploration for purposes of scientific research. On each voyage he kept a log of scenes and adventures. Cook's reputation...


Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation

by Roger A. Mason & Steven J. Reid

With the exception of John Knox, no one did more to shape the Scottish Reformation than Andrew Melville. Remembered chiefly as a firebrand defender of radical Presbyterianism and reformer of the Scottish university...


Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswoman

by Vincent L. Barnett & Alexis Weedon

Examining the authorial and cross-media practices of the English novelist Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), Vincent L. Barnett and Alexis Weedon trace Glyn's work as a novelist in the United Kingdom, her success in Hollywood...


The Renaissance Utopia: Dialogue, Travel and the Ideal Society

by Chloë|| Houston

A study of European utopias in context from the early years of Henry VIII's reign to the Restoration, this book assesses the societies projected by utopian literature from Thomas More's Utopia (1516) to the...


Ivan the Terrible: A Military History

by Alexander Filjushkin

Ivan was also the first Russian ruler to invade Europe, and his Campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege...


A Few Lawless Vagabonds: Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont,  and the American Revolution

by David Bennett

A Few Lawless Vagabondsis an account of the three-way relationship between Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont (1777-1791) and the British in Canada during the American Revolution, a work of political and military...


Gender in Eighteenth-Century England: Roles, Representations and Responsibilities

by Hannah Barker & Elaine Chalus

A new collection of essays which challenges many existing assumptions, particularly the conventional models of separate spheres and economic change. All the essays are specifically written for a student market,...


After the Civil Wars: English Politics and Government in the Reign of Charles II

by John Miller

The first study of Restoration England from the point of view of both rulers and ruled, this volume offers a vital reappraisal of seventeenth century England. The civil wars had a traumatic effect on the English...


Italy in the Seventeenth Century

by DOMENICO SELLA

In his comprehensive overview of 17th century Italy, Professor Sella challenges the old view that Italy was in general decline, instead he shows it to have been a time of sharp contrasts and shifts in fortune....