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The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth History, Memory, Legacy

The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: History, Memory, Legacy

1st Edition

Edited By Andrzej Chwalba, Krzysztof Zamorski
August 01, 2022

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 Europe. The unions between the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania have fascinated many readers ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Anna Grześkowiak-Krwawicz
August 01, 2022

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”

1st Edition

Edited By Nancy Christie, Michael Gauvreau, Matthew Gerber
August 01, 2022

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 ...

Anti-Jacobitism and the English People, 1714–1746

Anti-Jacobitism and the English People, 1714–1746

1st Edition

By Jonathan Oates
July 22, 2022

In both 1715 and 1745 there was a major military challenge in Britain to the thrones of George I and George II, posed by Jacobite supporters of the exiled Stuart claimant. This book examines the responses of those loyal to the Hanoverian dynasty, whose efforts have been ignored or disparaged ...

A Genlis Education and Enlightenment Values Mrs Chinnery (1766–1840) and her Children

A Genlis Education and Enlightenment Values: Mrs Chinnery (1766–1840) and her Children

1st Edition

By Denise Yim
July 01, 2022

Offering a unique approach to the study of late eighteenth-century/early nineteenth-century education, this book explores the life and motivations of a strong-minded, self-educated and enlightened English gentlewoman, Mrs Margaret Chinnery, who put Madame de Genlis’s educational ideas into practice...

The Early Modern State: Drivers, Beneficiaries and Discontents Essays in Honour of Prof. Dr. Marjolein 't Hart

The Early Modern State: Drivers, Beneficiaries and Discontents: Essays in Honour of Prof. Dr. Marjolein 't Hart

1st Edition

Edited By Pepijn Brandon, Lex Heerma van Voss, Annemieke Romein
June 30, 2022

In the course of the early modern period, the capacity of European states to raise finances, wage wars, subject their own and far away populations, and exert bureaucratic power over a variety of areas of social life increased dramatically. Nevertheless, these changes were far less absolute and ...

The Trial of Giordano Bruno

The Trial of Giordano Bruno

1st Edition

By Germano Maifreda
June 17, 2022

In 1600, Giordano Bruno, one of the leading intellectuals of the Renaissance, was burned at the stake on the charge of heresy by the Roman Inquisition. He is remembered primarily for his cosmological theories, particularly that the universe was infinite with the Earth not being at its centre. Today...

The Making of the Modern Corporation The Casa di San Giorgio and its Legacy (1446-1720)

The Making of the Modern Corporation: The Casa di San Giorgio and its Legacy (1446-1720)

1st Edition

By Carlo Taviani
June 01, 2022

This book traces the origins of a financial institution, the modern corporation, in Genoa and reconstructs its diffusion in England, the Netherlands, and France. At its inception, the Casa di San Giorgio (1407–1805) was entrusted with managing the public debt in Genoa. Over time, it took on powers ...

Frederik Hendrik and the Triumph of the Dutch Revolt Comparative Insurgencies

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

1st Edition

By Nick Ridley
May 06, 2022

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

1st Edition

By Brendan C. Walsh
May 06, 2022

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

1st Edition

By Scott Eaton
April 29, 2022

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

1st Edition

By David Farr
April 29, 2022

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 ...

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