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German Imperial Knights: Noble Misfits Between Princely Authority and the Crown, 1479-1648

German Imperial Knights: Noble Misfits Between Princely Authority and the Crown, 1479-1648

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Richard J. Ninness
January 01, 2021

The German imperial knights were branded disobedient, criminal, or treasonous, but instead of finding themselves on the wrong side of history, they resisted marginalization and adapted through a combination of conservative and progressive strategies. The knights tried to turn the elite world on its...

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: History, Memory, Legacy

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: History, Memory, Legacy

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Andrzej Chwalba, Krzysztof Zamorski
October 16, 2020

This volume provides a fresh perspective of the history and legacy of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, as well as the often-disputed memory of it in contemporary European. The unions between the the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania have fascinated many readers...

Manila, 1645

Manila, 1645

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Pedro Luengo
October 09, 2020

Manila, 1645 reconstructs what the city of Manila was like before the earthquakes of the mid-seventeenth century. The book demonstrates the importance of addressing the history of Southeast Asia as a multi-layered framework, rather than a series of entangled histories. In doing so, Manila is...

The Political Discourse of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Concepts and Ideas

The Political Discourse of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Concepts and Ideas

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Anna Grześkowiak-Krwawicz
October 06, 2020

This book makes a contribution to ongoing European research into the political discourse of the early modern era, analyzing the political discourse of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1795). The sources comprise the broadly understood political literature from the end of the sixteenth...

Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Colonial World: “The King is Listening”

Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Colonial World: “The King is Listening”

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Nancy Christie, Michael Gauvreau, Matthew Gerber
September 25, 2020

Voices in the Legal Archives in the French Colonial World: "The King is Listening" offers, through the contribution of thirteen original chapters, a sustained analysis of judicial practices and litigation during the first era of French overseas expansion. The overall goal of this volume is to...

Frederik Hendrik and the Triumph of the Dutch Revolt: Comparative Insurgencies

Frederik Hendrik and the Triumph of the Dutch Revolt: Comparative Insurgencies

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Nick Ridley
August 04, 2020

Frederik Hendrik and the Triumph of the Dutch Revolt describes a crucial period in European history. During the early seventeenth century the Dutch, led by Frederik Hendrik, were engaged in a struggle for independence from the mighty Spanish Empire. But Spain was allied with its fellow Hapsburg...

The English Exorcist: John Darrell and the Shaping of Early Modern English Protestant Demonology

The English Exorcist: John Darrell and the Shaping of Early Modern English Protestant Demonology

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Brendan C. Walsh
July 31, 2020

In 1598, the English clergyman John Darrell was brought before the High Commission at Lambeth Palace to face charges of fraud and counterfeiting. The ecclesiastical authorities alleged that he had "taught 4. to counterfeite" demonic possession over a ten-year period, fashioning himself into a...

John Stearne’s Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft: Text, Context and Afterlife

John Stearne’s Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft: Text, Context and Afterlife

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Scott Eaton
July 16, 2020

Between 1645-7, John Stearne led the most significant outbreak of witch-hunting in England. As accusations of witchcraft spread across East Anglia, Stearne and Matthew Hopkins were enlisted by villagers to identify and eradicate witches. After the trials finally subsided in 1648, Stearne wrote his...

Major-General Hezekiah Haynes and the Failure of Oliver Cromwell’s Godly Revolution, 1594–1704

Major-General Hezekiah Haynes and the Failure of Oliver Cromwell’s Godly Revolution, 1594–1704

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David Farr
July 13, 2020

Hezekiah Haynes was shaped by the Puritanism of his father’s network and experienced emigration to New England as part of a community removing themselves from Charles I’s Laudianism. Returning to fight in the British Civil Wars, Haynes rose to become Cromwell’s ruler of the east of England, tasked...

From Classical to Modern Republicanism: Reflections on England, Scotland, America, and France

From Classical to Modern Republicanism: Reflections on England, Scotland, America, and France

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Mark Hulliung
July 09, 2020

In 1955 Louis Hartz published a volume titled The Liberal Tradition in America, in which he argued that liberalism was the one and only American tradition. Since then scholars of New Left and neoconservative persuasion have offered an alternative account based on the notion that the civic notions...

The Renaissance of Plotinus: The Soul and Human Nature in Marsilio Ficino’s Commentary on the Enneads

The Renaissance of Plotinus: The Soul and Human Nature in Marsilio Ficino’s Commentary on the Enneads

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Anna Corrias
July 03, 2020

Plotinus (204/5–270 C.E.) is a central figure in the history of Western philosophy. However, during the Middle Ages he was almost unknown. None of the treatises constituting his Enneads were translated, and ancient translations were lost. Although scholars had indirect access to his philosophy...

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