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Apprenticeship, Work, Society in Early Modern Venice

Apprenticeship, Work, Society in Early Modern Venice

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Edited By Anna Bellavitis, Valentina Sapienza
February 10, 2023

Apprenticeship in early modern Europe has been the subject of important research in the last decades, mostly by economic historians, but the majority of the research has dealt with cities or countries in Northern Europe. The organization, evolution and purpose of apprenticeship in Southern Europe ...

Remarriage and Stepfamilies in East Central Europe, 1600-1900

Remarriage and Stepfamilies in East Central Europe, 1600-1900

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Edited By Gabriella Erdélyi, András Péter Szabó
December 30, 2022

Due to high adult mortality and the custom of remarriage, stepfamilies were a common phenomenon in pre-industrial Europe. Focusing on East Central Europe, a neglected area of western historiography, this book draws essential comparisons in terms of remarriage patterns and stepfamily life with ...

Royal Journeys in Early Modern Europe Progresses, Palaces and Panache

Royal Journeys in Early Modern Europe: Progresses, Palaces and Panache

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Edited By Anthony Musson, J. P. D. Cooper
November 22, 2022

Authored by a unique combination of university academics and heritage professionals, this book offers new perspectives on journeys made by Henry VIII and other monarchs, their political and social impact and the logistics required in undertaking such trips. It explores the performance of kingship ...

Spain and the Protestant Reformation The Spanish Inquisition and the War for Europe

Spain and the Protestant Reformation: The Spanish Inquisition and the War for Europe

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By Wayne H. Bowen
November 11, 2022

For Charles V and Philip II, both of whom expected to continue the momentum of the Reconquista into a campaign against Islam, the theology and political successes of Martin Luther and John Calvin menaced not just the possibility of a universal empire, but the survival of the Habsburg monarchy. ...

Parliamentarism in Northern and East-Central Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century Volume I: Representative Institutions and Political Motivation

Parliamentarism in Northern and East-Central Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century: Volume I: Representative Institutions and Political Motivation

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Edited By István M. Szijártó, Wim Blockmans, László Kontler
September 30, 2022

This volume investigates the history of the representative assemblies of Sweden (the riksdag), Poland (the sejm) and Hungary (the diaeta) in the final period of the ancien régime. It concentrates on the practices and ideas of parliamentarism and constitutionalism, and examines the ideologies that ...

The Culture and Politics of Regime Change in Italy, c.1494-c.1559

The Culture and Politics of Regime Change in Italy, c.1494-c.1559

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Edited By Alexander Lee, Brian Jeffrey Maxson
September 30, 2022

This volume offers the first comprehensive survey of regime change in Italy in the period c.1494–c.1559. Far from being a purely modern phenomenon, regime change was a common feature of life in Renaissance Italy – no more so than during the Italian Wars (1494–1559). During those turbulent years, ...

Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes

Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes

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By Mehmet Karabela
September 26, 2022

Early modern Protestant scholars closely engaged with Islamic thought in more ways than is usually recognized. Among Protestants, Lutheran scholars distinguished themselves as the most invested in the study of Islam and Muslim culture. Mehmet Karabela brings the neglected voices of post-Reformation...

Negotiating Exclusion in Early Modern England, 1550–1800

Negotiating Exclusion in Early Modern England, 1550–1800

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Edited By Naomi Pullin, Kathryn Woods
September 26, 2022

This edited volume examines how individuals and communities defined and negotiated the boundaries between inclusion and exclusion in England between 1550 and 1800. It aims to uncover how men, women, and children from a wide range of social and religious backgrounds experienced and enacted exclusion...

The Scramble for Italy Continuity and Change in the Italian Wars, 1494-1559

The Scramble for Italy: Continuity and Change in the Italian Wars, 1494-1559

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By Idan Sherer
August 29, 2022

The Scramble for Italy offers fresh insights on the set of conflicts known as the Italian Wars of 1494-1559. The aim of this book is to explore the trends of continuity and change that characterized the sixteenth century in order to demonstrate the significance of the Italian Wars as an especially ...

The Eye of the Crown The Development and Evolution of the Elizabethan Secret Service

The Eye of the Crown: The Development and Evolution of the Elizabethan Secret Service

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By Kristin M.S. Bezio
August 19, 2022

This volume discusses the development of governmental proto-bureaucracy, which led to and was influenced by the inclusion of professional agents and spies in the early modern English government. In the government’s attempts to control religious practices, wage war, and expand their mercantile ...

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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By Mark Hulliung
August 01, 2022

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 ...

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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By Richard J. Ninness
August 01, 2022

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...

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