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Protestant Resistance in Counterreformation Austria

Protestant Resistance in Counterreformation Austria

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Thaler
December 19, 2019

Protestant Resistance in Counterreformation Austria examines Austrian Protestants who actively resisted the Habsburg Counterreformation in the early seventeenth century. While a determined few decided early on that only military means could combat the growing pressure to conform, many more did not...

Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment: Atheist’s Progress

Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment: Atheist’s Progress

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Eric MacPhail
December 19, 2019

This new study examines the relationship of atheism to religious tolerance from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment in a broad array of literary texts and political and religious controversies written in Latin and the vernacular primarily in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The main...

The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism: The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries in the Seventeenth Century

The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism: The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries in the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

Kees Boterbloem
October 30, 2019

This book shows how the Dutch accumulation of great wealth was closely linked to their involvement in warfare. By charting Dutch activity across the globe, it explores Dutch participation in the international arms trade, and in wars both at home and abroad. In doing so, it ponders the issue of how...

Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century: When Europe Lost Its Fear of Change

Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century: When Europe Lost Its Fear of Change

1st Edition

Susan Richter, Thomas Maissen, Manuela Albertone
October 21, 2019

Societies perceive "Reform" or "Reforms" as substantial changes and significant breaks which must be well-justified. The Enlightenment brought forth the idea that the future was uncertain and could be shaped by human beings. This gave the concept of reform a new character and new fields of...

Murder, Justice, and Harmony in an Eighteenth-Century French Village

Murder, Justice, and Harmony in an Eighteenth-Century French Village

1st Edition

Nancy Locklin
October 08, 2019

In 1718, a young woman named Moricette Nayl fought with her brother’s mother-in-law and accidentally killed her. Ruled a homicide, the incident set in motion an investigation, a trial, Moricette's flight from justice, an execution in effigy and, ultimately, the pardon of the killer and her...

The Economic Causes of the English Civil War: Freedom of Trade and the English Revolution

The Economic Causes of the English Civil War: Freedom of Trade and the English Revolution

1st Edition

George Yerby
September 05, 2019

This is a coordinated presentation of the economic basis of revolutionary change in 16th- and early-17th century England, addressing a crucial but neglected phase of historical development. It traces a transformation in the agrarian economy and substantiates the decisive scale on which this took...

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

1st Edition

Sarah L. Bastow
August 29, 2019

This book examines the complexities of reformed religion in early-modern England, through an examination of the experiences of Edwin Sandys, a prominent member of the Elizabethan Church hierarchy. Sandys was an ardent evangelical in the Edwardian era forced into exile under Mary I, but on his...

Maurits of Nassau and the Survival of the Dutch Revolt: Comparative Insurgences

Maurits of Nassau and the Survival of the Dutch Revolt: Comparative Insurgences

1st Edition

Nick Ridley
July 30, 2019

This book describes the crucial period in the monumental eighty-year Dutch struggle against the Spanish Empire, through which a small nation gained its independence from one of the mightiest European powers. Dr. Ridley shows how even though the Dutch Revolt was at its lowest point, Maurits of...

Early Modern English Noblewomen and Self-Starvation: The Skull Beneath the Skin

Early Modern English Noblewomen and Self-Starvation: The Skull Beneath the Skin

1st Edition

Sasha Garwood
July 22, 2019

Early Modern English Noblewomen and Self-Starvation: The Skull Beneath the Skin is a unique exploration of why early modern noblewomen starved themselves, how they understood their behaviour, and how it was interpreted and received by their contemporaries. The first study of its kind, the book...

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

1st Edition

Lauren Beck
June 24, 2019

For centuries, historians have narrated the arrival of Europeans using terminology (discovery, invasion, conquest, and colonization) that emphasizes their agency and disempowers that of Native Americans. This book explores firsting, a discourse that privileges European and settler-colonial presence...

Spain, Rumor, and Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Jacobean England: The Palatine Match, Cleves, and the Armada Scares of 1612-1613 and 1614

Spain, Rumor, and Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Jacobean England: The Palatine Match, Cleves, and the Armada Scares of 1612-1613 and 1614

1st Edition

Calvin F. Senning
June 17, 2019

Geoffrey Parker has remarked that the Spanish Armada, though a disastrous defeat, was a considerable psychological success. Deep into the seventeenth century the specter of a returning armada haunted England. Twice in the middle of James I’s reign alarms occurred. One grew out of the king’s plan,...

Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Microhistories

Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Microhistories

1st Edition

Richard Butterwick, Wioletta Pawlikowska
April 23, 2019

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was one of the largest and most linguistically, ethnically and religiously diverse polities in late medieval and early modern Europe. In the mid-1380s the Grand Duchy of Lithuania entered into a long process of union with the Kingdom of Poland. Since the destruction of...

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