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The Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain

by Grace E. Coolidge

Drawing on history, literature, and art to explore childhood in early modern Spain, the contributors to this collection argue that early modern Spaniards conceptualized childhood as a distinct and discrete stage...

An Collins and the Historical Imagination

by W. Scott Howard

The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England. The book...

Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

by Brian Gee, Anita McConnell & A.D. Morrison-Low

Francis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times...

Probate Inventories of French Immigrants in Early Modern London

by Greig Parker

Probate inventories provide an unparalleled and intimate glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of early modern England. After death, the items within the deceased’s home would frequently be itemised and...

Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich

by Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon & Christian Moser

Following Zwingli explores history, scholarship, and memory in Reformation Zurich. The humanist culture of this city was shaped by a remarkable sodality of scholars, many of whom had been associated with Erasmus....

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. It...

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

The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) remains a puzzling and complex subject for students and scholars alike. This is hardly surprising since it is often contested among historians whether it is actually appropriate...

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

by Robert J. Knecht

King Henry III of France has not suffered well at the hands of posterity. Generally depicted as at best a self-indulgent, ineffectual ruler, and at worst a debauched tyrant responsible for a series of catastrophic...

Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820

by Phillip Tovey

Confirmation was an important part of the life of the eighteenth-century church which consumed a significant part of the time of bishops, of clergy in their preparation of candidates, and of the candidates themselves...

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...

The English-American: A New Survey of the West Indies, 1648

by Thomas Gage & A. P. Newton

First published in 1928.

'Can be safely named unique and can never quite lose its value.' Times Literary Supplement.

'This should be bought not borrowed.' Saturday Review

The publication in 1648 of the first...

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...

Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern London

by Anna Bayman

Thomas Dekker (c.1572–1632) was a prolific playwright and pamphleteer chiefly remembered for his vivid and witty portrayals of everyday London life. This book uses Dekker’s prose pamphlets (published between...

Renaissance Truths: Humanism, Scholasticism and the Search for the Perfect Language

by Alan R. Perreiah

Though they have long been portrayed as arch rivals, Alan Perreiah here argues that humanists and scholastics were in fact working in complementary ways toward some of the same goals. After locating the two...

Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism

by Dirk Wiemann & Gaby Mahlberg

Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism takes stock of developments in the scholarship of seventeenth-century English republicanism by looking at the movements and schools of thought that have shaped...

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...