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Networks of Music and Culture in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries: A Collection of Essays in Celebration of Peter Philips's 450th An

by David J. Smith & Rachelle Taylor

Peter Philips (1561-1628) was an English organist, composer, priest and spy. He was embroiled in multifarious intersecting musical, social, religious and political networks linking him with some of the key international...


The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior, 1400-1700: Objects, Spaces, Domesticities

by Erin J. Campbell & Stephanie R. Miller

Adopting a broad chronological framework and expanding the regional scope beyond Florence and Venice to include domestic interiors from less studied centers such as Urbino, Ferrara, and Bologna, this collection...


Political Ideas of Enlightenment Women: Virtue and Citizenship

by Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt & Paul Gibbard

This edited collection showcases the contribution of women to the development of political ideas during the Enlightenment, and presents an alternative to the male-authored canon of philosophy and political thought....


English Students at Leiden University, 1575-1650: 'Advancing your abilities in learning and bettering your understanding of the world and state affair

by Daniela Prögler

The oldest and most renowned Dutch university, Leiden was an attractive proposition for travelling foreign students in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Alongside offering an excellent academic program...


The Opinions of William Cobbett

by James Grande & John Stevenson

Politician, journalist, reformer, convict, social commentator and all-round thorn in the side of the establishment, Cobbett had a talent for controversial and pugnacious writing that echoes down the centuries...


The Idea of the Sciences in the French Enlightenment: A Reinterpretation

by G. Matthew Adkins

This book challenges common historical misperceptions of both the history of the sciences in early modern France and the history of the French Enlightenment. Tracing the complex historical relationship between...


Travel Guide To Europe, 1492

by Lorenzo Camusso

On the eve of the five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, it bears remembering that in 1492, as Columbus was making his historic voyage, Europe was flourishing, at the very height of the...


The Farmer in England, 1650-1980

by Richard W. Hoyle

Farmers held a pivotal role in the capitalist agriculture that emerged in England in the eighteenth century, yet they have attracted little attention from rural historians. Farmers made agriculture happen. Our...


Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J.R. Mulryne

by Margaret Shewring & Assistant Editor & Linda Briggs

As the first book-length study of waterborne festivities in Renaissance and early modern Europe, this collection of essays draws on a rich array of sources, many previously un-researched, to explore aspects...


The Ottoman Empire: 1300-1600

by Halil Inalcik

Born as a military frontier principality at the turn of the Fourteenth century, Turkey developed into the dominant force in Anatolia and the Balkans, growing to become the most powerful Islamic state after 1517...


Access to History: Elizabeth I Meeting the Challenge: England 1541-1603

by John Warren

The 'Access to History' series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. This edition of 'Elizabeth I: Religion and Foreign Affairs', which has been comprehensively revised...


Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture

by Brian Cummings & Freya Sierhuis

Framed within a wide range of ideas, including politics and religion, this volume makes new connections between embodiment, selfhood and the passions. It explores new ways of negotiating the boundaries between...


The Making and Marketing of Tottel's Miscellany, 1557: Songs and Sonnets in the Summer of the Martyrs' Fires

by J. Christopher Warner

First published in the summer of 1557 - as the protestant martyrs' pyres blazed across England - Songes and Sonettes, written by the ryght honorable Lorde Henry Haward late Earle of Surrey, and other' (more...


Elizabethan Naval Administration

by C.S. Knighton & David Loades

This is the first general selection from the substantial body of surviving documents about Elizabeth's navy. It is a companion to The Navy of Edward VI and Mary I (Vol.157 in the NRS Series), where the apparatus...


New Approaches to Naples c.1500-c.1800: The Power of Place

by Melissa Calaresu & Helen Hills

Early modern Naples has been characterized as a marginal place on the fringes of the European world. In recent historiography it has often been regarded as a city bypassed by the Renaissance and an emblem of...


The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse

by Jane Kamensky

The riveting story of the country's first banking scandal in the first decades of the American republic

This enthralling historical narrative of the birth of speculative capitalism in America opens in the 1790s...


The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left

by Yuval Levin

For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide in America...


With the Heart of a King

by Benton Rain Patterson

Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and...


Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World

by Billy G. Smith

It is no exaggeration to say that the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792 and 1793, transformed the history of the Atlantic world. This extraordinary book uncovers the long-forgotten...


A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani

by Francis Steegmuller

Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat...