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

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

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Sasha Garwood
August 21, 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...

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

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Sarah L. Bastow
August 16, 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...

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

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George Yerby
August 15, 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...

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

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Lauren Beck
July 22, 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...

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

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

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Nick Ridley
July 17, 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...

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

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Calvin F. Senning
June 18, 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

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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...

The Peace of Augsburg and the Meckhart Confession: Moderate Religion in an Age of Militancy

The Peace of Augsburg and the Meckhart Confession: Moderate Religion in an Age of Militancy

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Adam Glen Hough
March 07, 2019

Taking the religiously diverse city of Augsburg as its focus, this book explores the underappreciated role of local clergy in mediating and interpreting the Peace of Augsburg in the decades following its 1555 enactment, focusing on the efforts of the preacher Johann Meckhart and his heirs in...

The English Woollen Industry, c.1200-c.1560

The English Woollen Industry, c.1200-c.1560

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John Oldland
January 23, 2019

This is the first book to describe the early English woollens’ industry and its dominance of the trade in quality cloth across Europe by the mid-sixteenth century, as English trade was transformed from dependence on wool to value-added woollen cloth. It compares English and continental draperies,...

Incombustible Lutheran Books in Early Modern Germany

Incombustible Lutheran Books in Early Modern Germany

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Avner Shamir
January 21, 2019

This book discusses the early modern engagement with books that survived intentional or accidental fire in Lutheran Germany. From the 1620s until the middle of the eighteenth century, unburnt books became an attraction for princes, publishers, clergymen, and some laymen. To cope with an event that...

Criminal Justice During the Long Eighteenth Century: Theatre, Representation and Emotion

Criminal Justice During the Long Eighteenth Century: Theatre, Representation and Emotion

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David Lemmings, Allyson N. May
October 25, 2018

This book applies three overlapping bodies of work to generate fresh approaches to the study of criminal justice in England and Ireland between 1660 and 1850. First, crime and justice are interpreted as elements of the "public sphere" of opinion about government. Second, "performativity" and speech...

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies: Barbarism and Political Order

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies: Barbarism and Political Order

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Natsuko Matsumori
October 23, 2018

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies explores the significance of Salamancans, such as Vitoria and Soto, and related thinkers, such as Las Casas and Sepúlveda, in the formation of the early modern political order. It also analyses early modern understandings of political order, with...

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