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Crime and Society in England: 1750 - 1900

by Clive Emsley

Acknowledged as one of the best introductions to the history of crime in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,Crime and Society in England 1750-1900 examines thedevelopments in policing, the courts, and the...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

by Albert O. Hirschman, Amartya Sen & Jeremy Adelman

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of...


News Networks in 17thc Brit&eu

by Joad Raymond

Examining new research, this excellent volume presents a series of case-studies exemplifying the new newspaper history. Using cross-cultural comparisons, Joad Raymond establishes an agenda for answering crucial...


Women’s Networks of Spiritual Promotion in the Peninsular Kingdoms (13th-16th Centuries)

by Aa. Vv. & Blanca Garí

The starting point for this research is the ascertainment of a major change in the spirituality paradigm of the last centuries of the European Middle Ages, which, since the 13th century, results in a new and...


Learning and Literacy in Female Hands, 1520-1698

by Elizabeth Mazzola

Focusing on the unusual learning and schooling of women in early modern England, this study explores how and why women wrote, the myriad forms their alphabets could assume, and the shape which vernacular literary...


Aspects of Violence in Renaissance Europe

by Jonathan Davies

Interest in the history of violence has increased dramatically over the last ten years and recent studies have demonstrated the productive potential for further inquiry in this field. The early modern period...


Quakers

by Peter Furtado

A small sect of fewer than 20,000 in the UK, and approximately 100,000 in the USA, Quakers have produced a disproportionate number of eminent thinkers, scientists, businessmen, and their teachings have been widely...


Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

by John Pritchard

This book, together with a companion volume on the 20th century, offers an account of the overseas mission activity of British and Irish Methodists, its roots and fruits. Pritchard explores many aspects of mission,...


Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World: Provincial Cosmopolitans

by Göran Rydén

Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden's central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring...


Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict and Concord

by Karen Nelson

A global, interdisciplinary consideration of the relationship between war and women's lives, works, economic situations, religious affiliations and practices in the early modern period, this volume gathers together...


Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

by Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn R. McPherson & Sarah Enloe

This volume extends the reach of the American Shakespeare Center, which consistently provides the finest in Shakespearean and Elizabethan dramatic performance and scholarship, by providing the best of its biannual...


The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cheryl A. Koos, Cora Granata & Karin Breuer

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...


Ronin - Skirmish Wargames in the Age of the Samurai

by Craig Woodfield & Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena

Ronin is a set of skirmish wargame rules set in late 16th century feudal Japan. Players build small warbands of models and battle each other as well as non-player factions in duels and skirmishes. Ronin is historically...


English Jesuit Education: Expulsion, Suppression, Survival and Restoration, 1762-1803

by Maurice Whitehead

Analysing a period of 'hidden history', this book tracks the fate of the English Jesuits and their educational work through three major international crises of the eighteenth century: the Lavalette affair, the...


Defending the Revolution: The Church of Scotland 1689-1716

by Jeffrey Stephen

The period between 1689 and 1716 witnessed a fundamental reordering of the political, religious and cultural map of the British Isles. Exploring the ecclesiastical settlement in Scotland, this book provides...


Studies of Skin Color in the Early Royal Society: Boyle, Cavendish, Swift

by Cristina Malcolmson

Arguing that the early Royal Society moved science toward racialization by giving skin color a new prominence as an object of experiment and observation, Cristina Malcolmson provides the first book-length examination...


Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650

by Oscar Gelderblom

Cities of Commerce develops a model of institutional change in European commerce based on urban rivalry. Cities continuously competed with each other by adapting commercial, legal, and financial institutions...


The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England

by Adrian Tinniswood

The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


Rossetti's Wombat

by John Simons

Rossetti's Wombat tells the story of 'Top', a wombat who lived with the Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti in Chelsea for a few months in 1869. The book also describes the strange history of the European...