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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

Historically, pamphlets have been used as sources for topics ranging from witchcraft to popular politics. Drawing on interdisciplinary historical methods and literary scholarship, Bayman uses the prose pamphlets...


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

by Alan R. Perreiah

For humanists the perfect language was a revived Classical Latin. For scholastics it was a practical logic adapted to the needs of education. Though they have long been portrayed as arch rivals, Alan Perreiah...


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 that have shaped the field over the...


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...


The Routledge Companion to Eighteenth Century Philosophy

by Aaron Garrett

The Eighteenth century is one of the most important periods in the history of Western philosophy, witnessing philosophical, scientific, and social and political change on a vast scale. In spite of this, there...


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

The three narratives in this volume constitute a complete history of the missionary undertakings of the Society of Jesus in the East Indies, China, Japan and Africa during the first decade of the seventeenth...


Royalists at War in Scotland and Ireland, 1638-1650

by Barry Robertson

Analysing the make-up and workings of the Royalist party in Scotland and Ireland during the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century, Robertson is the first to provide a major study exploring who Royalists...


The Gondi: Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France

by Joanna Milstein

Charting the rise of one of the great families of late sixteenth-century France, the Gondi, this book unravels the complex relationship between French society and Italians who held key positions within French...


Tradition and Innovation in English Retailing, 1700 to 1850: Narratives of Consumption

by Ian Mitchell

Three decades of research into retailing in England from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries has established a seemingly clear narrative: fixed shops were widespread from an early date; 'modern' methods...


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...


General Percy Kirke and the Later Stuart Army

by John Childs

General Percy Kirke (c. 1647-91) is remembered in Somerset as a cruel, vicious thug who deluged the region in blood after the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. He is equally notorious in Northern Ireland. Appointed...


Demonic Possession and Exorcism: In Early Modern France

by Sarah Ferber

This is a highly original study of demon possession and the ritual of exorcism, both of which were rife in early modern times, and which reached epidemic proportions in France.

Catholics at the time believed...


Franciscan Spirituality and Mission in New Spain, 1524-1599: Conflict Beneath the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10)

by Steven E. Turley

Franciscans in sixteenth-century New Spain were deeply ambivalent about their mission work. Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the first archbishop of Mexico, begged the king to find someone else to do his job so that...