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The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle & A.H.R. Ball

First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.....


Compendium Maleficarum: The Montague Summers Edition

by Francesco Maria Guazzo

Extraordinary document (1608) on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers, poisons, crimes, more. Rare limited edition.


Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

by Gustave Dore

All drawings from the 1872 classic, including perceptive sketches of workaday London, thieves gambling, flower girls, waifs and strays, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard, and a wedding at the Abbey.


Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.


The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.


Crown, Covenant and Cromwell: The Civil Wars in Scotland 1639-1651

by Stuart Reid

Crown, Covenant and Cromwell is a groundbreaking military history of the Great Civil War or rather the last Anglo-Scottish War as it was fought in Scotland and by Scottish armies in England between 1639 and...


Bringers of War: The Portugese in Africa during the Age of Gunpowder & Sail from the 15th to 18th Century

by John Laband

Long before coal-fuelled ships and machine-tooled firearms, in the age of sail and black powder, the Portuguese were engaged all around the coasts of Africa in capturing trading towns, seizing slaves and searching...


Whores and Highwaymen: Crime and Justice in the Eighteenth-Century Metropolis

by Gregory J. Dunston

The 'whores' and 'highwaymen' of Gregory Durston's title are just some of the dubious characters met within this absorbing work, including thief-takers, trading justices, an upstart legal profession whose lower...


England and Europe 1485-1603

by Susan Doran

This Seminar Study introduces students to England's foreign policy during the reigns of the Tudor monarchs. In this succinct introduction the author addresses the key questions facing students - for example,...


Witchcraft in Early Modern England

by J.A. Sharpe

With the renewed interest in the history of witches and witchcraft, this timely book provides an introduction to this fascinating topic, informed by the main trends of new thinking on the subject. Beginning...


The Affair of the Poisons

by Anne Somerset

The Affair of the Poisons, as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects...


The World of Christopher Marlowe

by David Riggs

The definitive biography: a masterly account of Marlowe's work and life and the world in which he lived

Shakespeare's contemporary, Christopher Marlowe revolutionized English drama and poetry, transforming the...


Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798

by Emanuel Buttigieg & Simon Phillips

At the heart of this volume is a concern with exploring levels of interaction between two particular objects of study, islands on the one hand, and military orders on the other. According to Fernand Braudel,...


Reviving the Islamic Caliphate in Early Modern Morocco

by Stephen Cory

Historians have long grappled with the question of how Islamic civilization - so clearly dominant during the medieval period - could fall completely under Western hegemony in the modern age? Many Western writers...


Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, Cultural Conflicts, Dynastic Continuities

by Anne J. Cruz & Maria Galli Stampino

As the first comprehensive volume devoted entirely to women of both the Spanish and Austrian Habsburg royal dynasties spanning the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection illuminates...


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 (c.1560-1628) 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...


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

by Erin J. Campbell & Stephanie R. Miller

Emphasizing on the one hand the reconstruction of the material culture of specific residences, and on the other, the way in which particular domestic objects reflect, shape, and mediate family values and relationships...


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, William Cobbett cut a swathe through late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century British society...