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Restoring Christ's Church: John a Lasco and the Forma ac ratio

by Michael S. Springer

This book examines the struggle for Protestant consensus through the work of John a Lasco (1499-1560), particularly his book Forma ac ratio. Published in 1555, it records the rites and practices of the London...


Testimonies of the City: Identity, Community and Change in a Contemporary Urban World

by Richard Rodger & Joanna Herbert

Oral testimony is one of the most valuable but challenging sources for the study of modern history, providing access to knowledge and experience unavailable to historians of earlier periods. In this groundbreaking...


Money for Nothing

by Edward Ugel

For the better part of a decade, Edward Ugel spent his time closing deals with lottery winners, making a lucrative and legitimate—if sometimes not-so-nice—living by taking advantage of their weaknesses ....


James Ussher and John Bramhall: The Theology and Politics of Two Irish Ecclesiastics of the Seventeenth Century

by Jack Cunningham

This book provides a comparative study of the theologies and politics of two leading seventeenth century ecclesiastics, James Ussher (1581-1656) and John Bramhall (1594-1663). The works, thoughts and careers...


From the Athenian Tetradrachm to the Euro: Studies in European Monetary Integration

by Philip L. Cottrell & Gérassimos Notaras

With the introduction of the euro much recent attention has been focused on the role of currencies and their national and international significance. Covering a time span of some two and a half millennia, the...


Governance, Growth and Global Leadership: The Role of the State in Technological Progress, 1750-2000

by Espen Moe

This study investigates the question of what allows certain nations to rise to industrial leadership; and why some retain that pre-eminence for so much longer than others. Adopting a Schumpeterian approach to...


Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850

by Margaret Ponsonby

This book provides a fresh look at English domestic furnishings and decoration in the period 1750-1850, focusing on 'ordinary' and 'provincial' homes. Rejecting prevailing attitudes that often reduce interiors...


The History and Poetics of Scientific Biography

by Thomas Söderqvist

Although biography as a genre has increasingly become a topic of scholarly inquiry, the genre of scientific biography; those biographies of scientists, engineers and medical doctors; has largely been overlooked....


Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aid: The Consumption of Health and Welfare in Britain, c.1550-1950

by Anne Borsay & Peter Shapely

This book focuses on the recipients of charity, rather than the donors or institutions. By doing so, it tackles searching questions of social control and cohesion, and the relationship between providers and...


The Burghs and Parliament in Scotland, c. 1550-1651

by Alan R. MacDonald

Existing studies of early modern Scotland tend to focus on the crown, the nobility and the church. Yet, from the sixteenth century, a unique national representative assembly of the towns, the Convention of Burghs,...


Miners' Lung: A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining

by Arthur McIvor & Ronald Johnston

Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston explore the experience of coal miners' lung diseases and the attempts at voluntary and legal control of dusty conditions in British mining from the late nineteenth century to...


The City and the Senses: Urban Culture Since 1500

by Alexander Cowan & Jill Steward

The essays in this volume take an interdisciplinary and wide ranging look at urban history through the five senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. By spanning pre-industrial and modern cities it enables...


Unpicking Gender: The Social Construction of Gender in the Lancashire Cotton Weaving Industry, 1880-1914

by Jutta Schwarzkopf

Investigating the radicalising effects of gender in the Lancashire cotton mills between 1880 and 1914, this provocative work challenges the received wisdom that women were passive victims of a sexually segregated...


Leaving Church

by Barbara Brown Taylor

By now I expected to be a seasoned parish minister, wearing black clergy shirts grown gray from frequent washing. I expected to love the children who hung on my legs after Sunday morning services until they...


Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought

by Harald E. Braun

Juan de Mariana's 1599 treatise On the King and the Education of the King has generally been regarded as one of the early stepping stones towards a modern pluralist and democratic thought. Yet when his work...


The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny: Reform and the Investiture Contest in the Late Eleventh Century

by Patrick Healy

This book is a detailed study of Hugh of Flavigny and his chronicle, which is widely recognised as one of the most important narratives of a crucial period of European history, the Investiture Contest. Hugh's...


Chemistry, Pharmacy and Revolution in France, 1777-1809

by Jonathan Simon

The story of the chemical revolution has usually been told by focusing on the small group of French chemists who championed Lavoisier's oxygen theory, or else his opponents. Such a perspective emphasises competing...


Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches

by Michèle Dagenais & Irene Maver

Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent...


The Beginnings of a Commercial Sporting Culture in Britain, 1793-1850

by Adrian Harvey

Many historians have described early industrial Britain as a 'bleak age' where the masses possessed little time, energy or money to devote to sport. Adrian Harvey reveals a very different picture of Britain...


Spain: A Modern European Economy

by Joseph Harrison & David Corkill

Written in a straight forward and engaging manner, Spain: A Modern European Economy engages with research from a wide variety of disciplines, and will be of interest to anyone with a specific interest in modern...