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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. 1291 was a significant year for...


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

Through archival documents, pictorial and historical accounts, literature, and correspondence, as well as cultural artefacts such as paintings, jewellery, and garments, this volume examines the impact of Habsburg...


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...


Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II

by Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

Why do lenders time and again loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? As the United States and many European nations struggle with mountains of debt, historical...


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...


Later Medieval Europe: 1250-1520

by Daniel Waley & Peter Denley

From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of...