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Irish Witchcraft and Demonology

by St. John D. Seymour

Delve into the dark and mysterious practice of witchcraft throughout Irish history. Spanning centuries of practice from ancient Gaelic times to the turn of the twentieth century, this comprehensive look at pagan...


The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748

by M.S Anderson

Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the...


Conquest and Union: Fashioning a British State 1485-1725

by Stephen G. Ellis & Sarah Barber

The British Isles is a multi-national arena, but its history has traditionally been studied from a distinctively English -- often, indeed, London -- perspective. Now, however, the interweaving of the distinct...


The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe During the Renaissance

by A. Goodman & Angus MacKay

An up-to-date synthesis of the spread and impact of humanism in Europe. A team of Renaissance scholars of international reputation including Peter Burke, Sydney Anglo, George Holmes and Geoffrey Elton, offers...


Politics Under the Later Stuarts: Party Conflict in a Divided Society 1660-1715

by Tim Harris

The first major study of party conflict in England over the later Stuart period from the reign of Charles II to its culmination under Anne. Tim Harris shows how the party configuration of subsequent British...


The Financial Revolution 1660 - 1750

by Henry Roseveare

The financial revolution marked the end of medieval England, and through the major institutions such as Lloyds and the Bank of England, laid the foundations on which England's emergence as a world power was...


The English Civil War 1640-1649

by Martyn Bennett

The English Civil War (1642-53) is one of the most crucial periods in British history. Martyn Bennett introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the Civil War which continue to be debated by historians....


Henry VIII and His Six Wives: A Guide to Historic Tudor Sites

by Peter Bramley

In his hunt for a male heir Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and acquired six wives successively. Of these, two were executed, a chilling first in...


Rise and fall of a capital. the history of mantua in the words of who wrote about it

by Daniele Lucchini

Following the historical documents with a scholar accuracy, the author of this booklet tells an original history of Mantua, a small town which was the capital of a tiny state and one of the most significant...


Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici

by Miles J. Unger

Magnifico is a vividly colorful portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, the uncrowned ruler of Florence during its golden age. A true "Renaissance man," Lorenzo dazzled contemporaries with his prodigious talents and...


Polish Culture in the Renaissance

by Lepri, Valentina (a cura di) & Facca, Danilo (a cura di)

During the most recent conference of the Renaissance Society of America, two sessions were devoted entirely to the Renaissance in Poland. In fifty-nine editions of what is considered the most prestigious international...


Tuscans and Their Families: A Study of the Florentine Catasto of 1427

by David Herlihy & Christiane Klapisch-Zuber

This work analyzes and considers the significance of the Catasto, the impressive and exhaustive census undertaken by Florence in 1427. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Collaborative Translation and Multi-Version Texts in Early Modern Europe

by Belén| Bistué

Focusing on team translation and the production of multilingual editions, and on the difficulties these techniques created for Renaissance translation theory, this book interrogates textual practices that were...


The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England

by Sarah Wall-Randell

In romances-Renaissance England's version of the fantasy novel-characters often discover books that turn out to be magical or prophetic, and to offer insights into their readers' selves. The Immaterial Book...


Life in Tudor England

by Peter Brimacombe & Angela Royston

The Tudor age was a pivotal period of English history. In little more than a century, the nation was transformed from a medieval kingdom to a modern state, from an insignificant offshore island to a major world...


Life in Tudor Palaces and Houses

by Alison Sim

Our nation is a treasury of outstanding palaces and fine merchant houses from this rich period in our past. Here we uncover what these remarkable buildings can tell us about Tudor lives and times: what life...


Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius

by Fritjof Capra

Bestselling and world-renowned author Fritjof Capra presents the first in-depth and full description of Leonardo da Vinci's amazing scientific work and discoveries in geology, anatomy, flight, mechanics, botany,...


Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World

by Thomas Cahill

From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary...


Il Gigante

by Anton Gill

At the turn of the 16th century, Italy was a turbulent territory made up of independent states, each at war with or intriguing against its neighbor. There were the proud, cultivated, and degenerate Sforzas in...


The Renaissance

by Alison Brown

 First published in 1988, Alison Brown's The Renaissance soon established itself as one of the most popular and useful books on this complex topic. For this expanded Second Edition the author has rewritten...