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Banishment in the Early Atlantic World: Convicts, Rebels and Slaves

by Peter Rushton & Gwenda Morgan

Banishing troublesome and deviant people from society was common in the early modern period. Many European countries removed their paupers, convicted criminals, rebels and religious dissidents to remote communities...


Major-General Thomas Harrison: Millenarianism, Fifth Monarchism and the English Revolution 1616-1660

by David Farr

Thomas Harrison is today perhaps best remembered for the manner of his death. As a leading member of the republican regime and signatory to Charles I's death warrant, he was hanged, drawn and quartered by the...


Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640

by Leif Dixon

The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination...


Germany under the Old Regime 1600-1790

by John G. Gagliardo

German history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is notoriously inaccessible to non-specialists. When other European countries were well on the way to becoming nation states, Germany remained frozen...


The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...


Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601

by MICHAEL A. R. GRAVES

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.


The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661

by Alan James

This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. James turns the idea of royal ‘absolutism’ on its head by redefining the French monarchy’s success from...


The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714

by Barry Coward

The Stuart Age provides an accessible introduction to many major themes of the period including: the causes of the English Civil War, the nature of the English Revolution; the aims and achievements of Oliver...


Some Thoughts Concerning Education: (Including Of the Conduct of the Understanding)

by John Locke

Detailed and comprehensive, this 1693 manual by an English philosopher ranges from the ineffectiveness of physical punishment to the best methods of teaching foreign languages and table manners.


Drink in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

by Susanne Schmid & Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp

This collection of essays covers the representation and practice of drinking a variety of beverages across eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. The case studies in this volume cover...


The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History

by Beat Kümin

The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transitional phase,...


Captain Misson: Death Or Glory: Pirate Classics

by Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe's account of piracy, crime and anarchy on the high seas, combining two chapters of his vast General History Of The Robberies And Murders Of The Most Notorious Pirates (1726) - tells the history...


Vitruvius Scoticus: Plans, Elevations, and Sections of Public Buildings, Noblemen's and Gentlemen's Houses in Scotland

by William Adam & James Simpson

This classic portfolio features elevations, floor plans, and other line drawings by Scotland's first great classical architect. Only inexpensive edition of the volume that guided 19th-century American builders....


Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...


Treasury of Ornamental Ironwork: 16th to 18th Centuries

by Adalbert Roeper

The diversity and enduring beauty of ornamental ironwork is celebrated with 60 plates showcasing metal doors, balconies, gates, corner pieces, embellishments, and more, many wrought with gargoyles, human figures,...


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.


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...