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The Borgias (Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 1)

by Alexandre Dumas

There are many dreadful -- and perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgia family of renaissance Italy, and Alexandre Dumas (author of "The Three Musketeers" and many other period classics) reveals one possible...


1434

by Gavin Menzies

The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the...


Between Utopia and Dystopia: Erasmus, Thomas More, and the Humanist Republic of Letters

by Hanan Yoran

Between Utopia and Dystopia offers a new interpretation of Erasmian humanism. It argues that Erasmian humanism created the identity of the universal and critical intellectual, but that this identity undermined...


Renaissance Fancies and Studies: Being a Sequel to Euphorion

by Vernon Lee

A groundbreaking critic who also made a name for herself as a writer of supernatural fiction, Violet Paget, writing under the name Vernon Lee, applied her unique analytical lens to the aesthetic and cultural...


Euphorion: Being Studies of the Antique and the Mediaeval in the Renaissance

by Vernon Lee

The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging...


Robert Estienne's Influence on Lexicography

by DeWitt T. Starnes

Towering above printers of his time and their successors for many years afterward was the figure of Robert Estienne, the great French lexicographer of the sixteenth century, whose contribution to knowledge and...


French Renaissance Monarchy: Francis I & Henry II

by R. J. Knecht

First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are...


English Masculinities, 1660-1800

by Tim Hitchcock & Michelle Cohen

This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the 'long eighteenth century'. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores...


Witches of Fife: Witch-hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710

by Stuart MacDonald

Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what...


The Reign of Mary I

by Robert Tittler & Judith Richards

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a 'sterile interlude' in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as 'Bloody Mary'. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned...


Charles I 1625-1640

by Brian Quintrell

Draws on recent interpretations of the period to re-evaluate Charles I's reign. This work analyses the reign of Charles I against the background of his father's legacy and the problems he inherited. The study...


The Nature of the English Revolution

by John Morrill

John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally...


The British in the Americas 1480-1815

by Anthony McFarlane

Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for...


Poverty and Vagrancy in Tudor England

by John F. Pound

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Radical Puritans in England 1550 - 1660

by R.J. Acheson

This study of religious tensions in Early Modern England explores the different religious separatist movements between 1550-1660. It describes the development of radical sectarianism during the reign of Charles...


The Church of England 1570-1640

by Andrew Foster

Dr Foster traces the eventful history of the Church of England from shortly after its establishment in Elizabeth I's reign down to 1640, when it was on the verge of destruction. As well as analysing its principal...


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...