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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...


The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

by Nicholas Shrady

The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 was no run-of-the-mill misfortune-it was a watershed moment that shook the pillars of an inveterate social order and sent reverberations throughout the Western world. Earth, water,...


1607: Jamestown and the New World

by Dennis Montgomery

1607 vividly tells the story of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the situation of the original Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the British settlers 400 years ago, the building of the town, and modern...


The Civil War in the South-West

by John Barratt

Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed...


The Civil War in Yorkshire: Fairfax Versus Newcastle

by David Cooke

During the English Civil Wars the streets and fields of Yorkshire were fought over for the control of the county. In the bitter confrontation between king and Parliament, Yorkshire was the key to control of...


Edgehill: The Battle Reinterpreted

by Christopher Scott

This paperback edition of this seminal new study of a key battle of the Civil Wars re-examines one of England's most mysterious battlefields at Edgehill, and it combines the work of three outstanding military...


Worcestershire Under Arms: An English County During the Civil Wars

by Malcolm Atkin

A ground-breaking new history of the English Civil War in Worcestershire which looks at the experience of local men who were recruited into the Royalist and Parliamentarian armies. The author gives a fascinating...