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The Long Journey of Gracia Mendes

by Marianna D. Birnbaum

The historical biography of a true Jewish heroine in her day, Gracia Mendes. Born in 1510 in Portugal, the book details this woman's extraordinary personality until her death in 1569 in Constantinople (today's...


The Financial Revolution 1660 - 1750

by Henry Roseveare

The financial revolution marked the end of medieval England, and through the major institutions such as Lloyds and the Bank of England, laid the foundations on which England's emergence as a world power was...


The Weaker Vessel: Women's Lot in Seventeenth-Century England

by Antonia Fraser

The renowned historian and biographer Lady Antonia Fraser, author of Marie Antoinette, investigates the lot of women in seventeenth-century England. Drawing on period diaries, letters, and other papers, Fraser...


The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy

by Melvin Edelstein

Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. Taking...


Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757

by Emily Erikson

The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company’s...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War

by Olaf Asbach & Peter Schröder

This Companion is designed to provide scholars and graduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative overview of research on one of the most destructive conflicts in European history. It brings together...


Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89

by Robert J. Knecht

Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, this book traces Henry's life from his birth in 1551. Providing the first English language biography of Henry for over 150 years, this study thoroughly...


Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820

by Phillip Tovey

Drawing on new developments of the study of visitation returns and episcopal life and on primary research in historical records, Anglican Confirmation goes behind the traditional Tractarian interpretations to...


The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent

by Andrew Shankman

In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as...


Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment

by Sarah Eron

Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of...


The Road from Versailles

by Munro Price

What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In acclaimed historian Munro Price’s powerful new book, he confronts...


Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals): Plebian Culture and the Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

by Michael D. Bristol

In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions...


The Great Plague: A People's History

by Evelyn Lord

In this intimate history of the extraordinary Black Plague pandemic that swept through the British Isles in 1665, Evelyn Lord focuses on the plague’s effects on smaller towns, where every death was a singular...


Papacy, Religious Orders, and International Politics in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Autori Vari & Massimo Carlo Giannini

During the early modern age religious orders had to interpret papal strategies and directives in international politics in the light of a substantial ambiguity. They were loyal subjects of the pope, but also...


National Identity and the Agrarian Republic: The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830)

by Manuela Albertone

This book outlines how, from the mid-eighteenth to the early nineteenth century, the political and social dimension of French economic thought, and particularly of Physiocracy, spurred American Republicans to...


Jahangir and the Jesuits: With an Account of the Benedict Goes and the Mission to Pegu

by From the Relations of Fernão| Guerreiro

First published in 1930.

'The book is full of splendour and strange scenes' Nation

The Relations of Fernão Guerreiro, from which the three narratives in this volume have been taken, constitute a complete history...


Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution

by Charles Rappleye

In this biography, the acclaimed author of Sons of Providence, winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the story of Robert...


Major-General Thomas Harrison: Millenarianism, Fifth Monarchism and the English Revolution 1616-1660

by David Farr

Thomas Harrison is today perhaps best remembered for the manner of his death. As a leading member of the republican regime and signatory to Charles I's death warrant, he was hanged, drawn and quartered by the...


Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640

by Leif Dixon

The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination...


The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock

From the private world of a beloved queen, a story of intimacy, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the...