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Trusting Others, Trusting God: Concepts of Belief, Faith and Rationality

by Sheela Pawar

Trusting Others, Trusting God is an investigation of the concepts of moral and religious trust. The question of why or how it is rational to trust anyone has been the typical focus of philosophers, with an underlying...


Grace Jantzen: Redeeming the Present

by Elaine L. Graham

Grace Jantzen was an internationally-renowned feminist philosopher of religion whose work has transformed the way we think about the interactions between religion, culture and gender in Western culture. Jantzen's...


Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England: Crime, Government and Society, c.1066-c.1600

by John C. Appleby & Paul Dalton

With some notable exceptions the subject of outlawry in medieval and early modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship,...


The World of Private Banking

by Youssef Cassis & Philip Cottrell

This is a full and authoritative account of the history of private banking, beginning with its development in conjunction with the world markets served by and centred on a few European cities, notably Amsterdam...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Political Space in Pre-industrial Europe

by Beat Kümin

This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political history of preindustrial Europe. Adopting a broad definition of 'political', the volume concentrates on two key...


Fathers and Godfathers: Spiritual Kinship in Early-Modern Italy

by Guido Alfani

In medieval Europe baptism did not merely represent a solemn and public recognition of the 'natural' birth of a child, but was regarded as a second, 'spiritual birth', within a social group often different from...


Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj

by Andrew Muldoon

Situating the Government of India Act of 1935 in its political, cultural and intellectual contexts, this rich and nuanced study asks the question; what led British administrators to believe that the Act would...


Humanism and Protestantism in Early Modern English Education

by Ian Green

This volume is the first attempt to assess the impact of both humanism and Protestantism on the education offered to a wide range of adolescents in the hundreds of grammar schools operating in England between...


Dealings with God: From Blasphemers in Early Modern Zurich to a Cultural History of Religiousness

by Francisca Loetz

Blasphemy could be a serious business in early modern Europe, and those judged to have cursed, abused or denied God could in some cases find themselves on trial for their lives. Whilst such attitudes may appear...


Common Land, Wine and the French Revolution: Rural Society and Economy in Southern France, c.1789-1820

by Noelle Plack

Common Land, Wine and the French Revolution demonstrates the centrality of the Revolution and its aftermath to the lives of country people through a detailed analysis of legislative attempts to privatize common...


Protestantism, Poetry and Protest: The Vernacular Writings of Antoine de Chandieu (c. 1534-1591)

by S.K. Barker

Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591) was a key figure in the establishment and development of the French Protestant church. Of all its indigenous leaders, he was closest to Calvin, and took a leading role in all...


Jerome of Stridon: His Life, Writings and Legacy

by Andrew Cain & Josef Lössl

Jerome of Stridon (c.346-420) is arguably the greatest polymath in Latin Christian antiquity; this is the most comprehensive and up to date volume on his life and work available in English today. Familiar debates...


Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World: People, Products, and Practices on the Move

by Caroline A. Williams

Bridging the Early Modern Atlantic World brings together ten essays exploring the outcomes of the intermingling of people, circulation of goods, and exposure to new ideas that are the hallmark of the early modern...


Greek Diaspora and Migration since 1700: Society, Politics and Culture

by Dimitris Tziovas

The Greek diaspora is one of the paradigmatic historical diasporas and essentially now a modern phenomenon. Diaspora, exile and immigration represent three successive phases in Modern Greek history and they...


Historical Directory of Trade Unions: Volume 6, Including unions in: Building and Construction, Agriculture, Fishing, Chemicals, Wood and Woodworking,

by John B. Smethurst & Peter Carter

This is the final volume in the Historical Directory of Trade Unions series. It provides a comprehensive list of all British unions that operated within the building, construction, chemical, dock, maritime,...


The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921

by Adam R. Seipp

Taking a transnational perspective on demobilization this study demonstrates that the experience of mass industrial war generated remarkably similar pressures within both the defeated and victorious countries....


Making War to Keep Peace

by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

With the powerful words that marked her long and distinguished career, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick explores where America has gone wrong—and raises lingering questions about what perils tomorrow might hold. In Making...


Popularizing Science and Technology in the European Periphery, 1800-2000

by Faidra Papanelopoulou

In peripheral European countries with a weak scientific culture, how was science and technology presented to the wider public? The essays in this volume consider this question and together provide a valuable...


British Conservatism and Trade Unionism, 1945-1964

by Peter Dorey

This book examines the a brief period between the end of the Second World War and the election of Harold Wilson's Labour government in 1964, when the Conservative Party adopted a remarkably constructive and...