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Unrespectable Radicals?: Popular Politics in the Age of Reform

by Michael T. Davis & Paul A. Pickering

This book brings together an international team of experienced scholars to honour Iain McCalman for his contribution to the field of British studies and to further explore the concepts and subjects he pioneered....

Writing the History of the Mind: Philosophy and Science in France, 1900 to 1960s

by Cristina Chimisso

For much of the twentieth century, French intellectual life was dominated by theoreticians and historians of mentalité. Cristina Chimisso reconstructs the world of these intellectuals and presents the key debates...


by Terri Cheney

An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life—and concealing a pharmacy’s worth of prescription...

Restoration Ireland: Always Settling and Never Settled

by Coleman Dennehy

In recent decades, the historiography of early modern Ireland, particularly of the seventeenth century, has been revitalised. However, much of this new work has focused either on the critical decades of the...

The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe: Festschrift for Anthony Luttrell

by Karl Borchardt & Nikolas Jaspert

Modern study of the Hospitallers, of other military-religious orders and of their activities both in the Mediterranean and in Europe has been deeply influenced by Anthony Luttrell. To mark his 75th birthday...

With Words and Knives: Learning Medical Dispassion in Early Modern England

by Lynda Payne

In practice medical practitioners, especially physicians and surgeons, have always had to learn some type of detachment or dispassion. To elucidate what was medical dispassion in seventeenth and eighteenth century...

The Great Nation in Decline: Sex, Modernity and Health Crises in Revolutionary France c.1750-1850

by Sean M. Quinlan

This book studies how doctors responded to, and helped shape deep-seated fears about nervous degeneracy and population decline in France between 1750 and 1850. It uncovers a rich and far-ranging medical debate...

Marriage, Manners and Mobility in Early Modern Venice

by Alexander Cowan

Throughout history, marriage has been used as a method of creating and strengthening bonds between society's ruling elites. Nowhere is this more apparent than in early modern Venice, where members of the urban...

The Life and Career of William Paulet (c.1475-1572): Lord Treasurer and First Marquis of Winchester

by David Loades

Despite his remarkable, long, life at the centre of the Tudor court politics and English political life, this is the first full-length biography of Sir William Paulet. Born in Wiltshire in 1475, he lived to...

Paris-Edinburgh: Cultural Connections in the Belle Epoque

by Siân| Reynolds

By the end of the nineteenth century Paris was widely acknowledged as the cultural capital of the world; Edinburgh by contrast may still be thought of as a rather staid city of lawyers and Presbyterian ministers,...

Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God's Will in Tudor England

by Daniel Eppley

This book highlights and explores the important relationship between the Tudor supremacy over the church and the hermeneutics of discerning God's will. It addresses this topic by considering defences of the...

A Fair Day's Wage for a Fair Day's Work?: Sweated Labour and the Origins of Minimum Wage Legislation in Britain

by Sheila Blackburn

Adopting a broad national and long-run approach, this book examines the issue of sweated labour and the legal control of low pay in Britain between 1840 and 1930. It explores the definition of sweated labour...

Child Workers in England, 1780-1820: Parish Apprentices and the Making of the Early Industrial Labour Force

by Katrina Honeyman

A major contribution to studies in child labour, this book explores the contribution of child workers and the particular importance of the parish apprenticeship system to early industrial expansion.

From Wives to Widows in Early Modern Paris: Gender, Economy, and Law

by Janine M. Lanza

Looking especially at widows of master craftsmen in early modern Paris, this study provides analysis of the social and cultural structures that shaped widows' lives as well as the experiences these women had...

The Religious Culture of the Huguenots, 1660-1750

by Anne Dunan-Page

Whilst much has been written about the Huguenots during the sixteenth-century wars of religion, much less is known about their history in the following centuries. The ten essays in this collection provide the...

The Anglo-Dutch Favourite: The Career of Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709)

by David Onnekink

Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709) was the closest confidant of William III and arguably the most important politician in Williamite Britain. This book not only provides a biographical account...

The Making of Addiction: The 'Use and Abuse' of Opium in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Louise Foxcroft

This book uncovers the original influences that shaped the creation and the various interpretations of addiction as a disease, and of addiction to opiates in particular. It delves into the treatments, regimes,...

Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Brittany

by Nancy Locklin

Based on a solid foundation of archival research that ranges from tax rolls to notarial records, this study adds an important chapter to our understanding of women in pre-industrial Europe. Through a rigorous...

The Cosmographia of Sebastian Münster: Describing the World in the Reformation

by Matthew McLean

Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia was an immensely influential book that attempted to describe the entire world across all of human history and analyse its constituent elements of geography, history, ethnography,...

Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England: Robert Persons's Jesuit Polemic, 1580-1610

by Victor Houliston

This book provides a study of the writing career of Robert Persons, leader of the Elizabethan Jesuits, and seen as an apostolate as well as a polemical contestation. It relates Persons's interventions in various...