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Staging Marriage in Early Modern Spain: Conjugal Doctrine in Lope, Cervantes, and Calderon

by Gabriela Carrión

Staging Marriage in Early Modern Spain places dramatic representations of marriage within a historical and social framework and is framed by the decrees of the Council of Trent (1563), which ascribed sacramental...


Italian Renaissance, The: The Origins of Intellectual and Artistic Change Before the Reformation

by John Stephens

In this fascinating study, John Stephens inteprets the significance of the immense cultural change which took place in Italy from the time of Petrarch to the Reformation, and considers its wider contribution...


Tudor and Stuart Town 1530 - 1688, The: A Reader in English Urban History

by Jonathan Barry

The Tudor and Stuart Town brings together many of the most important articles in the field of urban history.


The Early Tudor Church and Society 1485-1529

by John A F Thomson

This text surveys all aspects of the Church's structure, role and relationship with the laity in the period 1485 to 1529. The picture that emerges is far from the corruption and instability of conventional wisdom...


History of King Charles II of England

by Jacob Abbott

Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the...


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...


Needlework of Mary Queen of Scots

by Margaret Swain

Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found...


The Age of Elizabeth: England Under the Later Tudors

by D. M. Palliser

This famous book was the first up-to-date survey of its field for a generation; even today, when work on early modern social history proliferates, it remains the only general economic history of the age. This...


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...


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.


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...


The Prince

by Niccolò||| Machiavelli

Classic, Renaissance-era guide to acquiring and maintaining political power. Today, nearly 500 years after it was written, this calculating prescription for autocratic rule continues to be much read and studied....