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The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

by David Hussey & Margaret Ponsonby

The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century represents a new synthesis of gender history and material culture studies. It seeks to analyse the lives and cultural expression of single...


Dynasty and Piety: Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg Political Culture in an Age of Religious Wars

by Luc Duerloo

Through an investigation of Archduke Albert's (1559-1621) reign as ruler of the Spanish Netherlands, this book offers a new and fuller understanding of international events of the time, and the Habsburg role...


From Priest's Whore to Pastor's Wife: Clerical Marriage and the Process of Reform in the Early German Reformation

by Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer

On 13 June 1525, Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, a former nun, in a private ceremony officiated by city preacher Johann Bugenhagen. Whilst Luther was not the first former monk or Reformer to marry,...


Purgatory and Piety in Brittany 1480-1720

by Elizabeth C. Tingle

Drawing upon printed pamphlets, tracts, advice manuals, diocesan statutes and other literary material, the study traces the evolution of writing and teaching about Purgatory and the fate of the soul between...


Getting Along?: Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England - Essays in Honour of Professor W.J. Sheils

by Nadine Lewycky & Adam Morton

Examining the impact of the English and European Reformations on social interaction and community harmony, this volume simultaneously highlights the tension and degree of accommodation amongst ordinary people...


Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham's Panopticon

by Anne Brunon-Ernst

This book combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader project with an engagement of Foucault's insights on economic government to go beyond the received reading of panopticism as a dark disciplinary technology...


The Inquisitor in the Hat Shop: Inquisition, Forbidden Books and Unbelief in Early Modern Venice

by Federico Barbierato

Drawing on a vast store of primary sources - particularly those of the Inquisition - this book recreates the social fabric of Venice between 1640 and 1740. It brings to life a wealth of minor figures who inhabited...


British and Irish Experiences and Impressions of Central Europe, c.1560-1688

by David Worthington

Whilst much recent scholarly work has sought to place early modern British history within a broader continental context, most of this has focused on western Europe. In order to redress the balance, this new...


Gated Communities?: Regulating Migration in Early Modern Cities

by Bert De Munck & Anne Winter

In this volume, the theme of early-modern European urban migration is explored through a series of historical contexts. Each chapter demonstrates how the presence of diverse and often temporary groups of migrants...


Forbidden Prayer: Church Censorship and Devotional Literature in Renaissance Italy

by Giorgio Caravale

This book provides one of the first studies on ecclesiastical censorship entirely based on documents from the Holy Office Archives that up to 1998 were inaccessible to the great majority of the scholars. It...


The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England, 1589-1597: Building the Faith of Saint Peter upon the King of Spain's Monarchy

by Thomas M. McCoog & S. J.

Based on extensive archival research, this book builds on previous studies for the first thorough investigation of the Jesuit mission to England during a critical period between the unsuccessful armadas of 1588...


Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination: A Scattered Nation

by Eva Johanna Holmberg

Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination explores how for English travellers, the Jew of the imagination contrasted with the Jew they actually encountered in southern Europe, North Africa and the Levant....


Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spain: Shared Interests, Competing Authorities

by Michele L. Clouse

Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early...


John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity

by Tim Cooper

John Owen (1616-1683) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) were both pivotal figures in forming the nonconformist landscape of Restoration England. Yet despite having much in common, they found themselves taking opposite...


Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650: From Late Medieval Classic to Early Modern Bestseller

by Maximilian von Habsburg

The Imitatio Christi is considered one of the classic texts of Western spirituality. In this pioneering study, the reasons for the remarkable longevity of the Imitatio across geographical, chronological, linguistic...


The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850

by Michael Brown & Seán Patrick Donlan

This collection is the first to concentrate attention on the actual relationship that existed between the Irish population and the state under which they lived from the War of the Two Kings (1689-1691) and the...


Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World

by Steven J. Reid & Emma Annette Wilson

There is no current work that offers such a broad survey of Ramus and Ramism, or that looks at him in such an interdisciplinary fashion. Ramus' influence extended across many disciplines and this book skilfully...


Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others

by Susan Broomhall & Jacqueline Van Gent

Documenting lived experiences of men in charge of others, this collection creates a social and cultural history of early modern governing masculinities. Through a wide range of case studies, contributors explore...


Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe (1650-1750)

by David Onnekink & Gijs Rommelse

By engaging with, and building upon recent theoretical developments, this collection sheds new light on international relations in the century between 1650 and 1750. Integrating cultural history with high politics...


Scandinavia in the Age of Revolution: Nordic Political Cultures, 1740-1820

by Pasi Ihalainen & Michael Bregnsbo

The 'Age of Revolution' is a term seldom used in Scandinavian historiography, despite the fact that Scandinavia was far from untouched by the late eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and America. Presenting...