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Manila, 1645

Manila, 1645

1st Edition

By Pedro Luengo
April 29, 2022

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 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

1st Edition

By Anna Corrias
April 29, 2022

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 ...

Brokerage and Networks in London’s Global World Kinship, Commerce and Communities through the experience of John Blackwell

Brokerage and Networks in London’s Global World: Kinship, Commerce and Communities through the experience of John Blackwell

1st Edition

By David Farr
April 01, 2022

The Londoner John Blackwell (1624-1701), shaped by his parents’ Puritanism and merchant interests of his iconoclast father, became one of Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army captains. Working with his father in Parliament’s financial administration both supported the regicide and benefitted ...

Losing Face Shame, Society and the Self in Early Modern England

Losing Face: Shame, Society and the Self in Early Modern England

1st Edition

By Ilana Krausman Ben-Amos
March 04, 2022

This book is a study of shame in English society in the two centuries between c.1550 and c.1750, demonstrating the ubiquity and powerful hold it had on contemporaries over the entire era. Using insights drawn from the social sciences, the book investigates multiple meanings and manifestations of ...

Deposing Monarchs Domestic Conflict and State Formation, 1500-1700

Deposing Monarchs: Domestic Conflict and State Formation, 1500-1700

1st Edition

By Cathleen Sarti
December 31, 2021

Deposing Monarchs analyses depositions in Northern Europe between 1500 and 1700 as a type of frequent political conflict which allows to present new ideas on early modern state formation, monarchy, and the conventions of royal rulership. The book revises earlier conceptualizations of depositions ...

The Politics of Obscenity in the Age of the Gutenberg Revolution Obscene Means in Early Modern French and European Print Culture and Literature

The Politics of Obscenity in the Age of the Gutenberg Revolution: Obscene Means in Early Modern French and European Print Culture and Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Frei, Nelly Labère
December 31, 2021

What does obscene mean? What does it have to say about the means through which meaning is produced and received in literary, artistic and, more broadly, social acts of representation and interaction? Early modern France and Europe faced these questions not only in regard to the political, religious...

Religion and the Early Modern British Marketplace

Religion and the Early Modern British Marketplace

1st Edition

Edited By Kristin M.S. Bezio, Scott Oldenburg
November 30, 2021

Religion and the Early Modern British Marketplace explores the complex intersection between the geographic, material, and ideological marketplaces through the lens of religious belief and practice. By examining the religiously motivated markets and marketplace practices in the sixteenth and ...

Seventeenth Century Practical Mathematics Navigation by Greenvill Collins

Seventeenth Century Practical Mathematics: Navigation by Greenvill Collins

1st Edition

By Paul Hughes
September 29, 2021

This exciting Greenvill Collins biography is about seventeenth century navigation, focusing for the first time on mathematics practised at sea. This monograph argues the Restoration kings’, Charles II and James II, promotion of cartography for both strategy and trade. It is aimed at the academic, ...

William the Silent and the Dutch Revolt Comparative Starting Points and Triggering of Insurgencies

William the Silent and the Dutch Revolt: Comparative Starting Points and Triggering of Insurgencies

1st Edition

By Nick Ridley
July 05, 2021

William the Silent and the Dutch Revolt examines the first stages of the Dutch struggle against Spanish rule during the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The book analyses the causes of growing discontent in the Netherlands and the various stages of the revolt, focusing on the key ...

Diplomatic Cultures at the Ottoman Court, c.1500–1630

Diplomatic Cultures at the Ottoman Court, c.1500–1630

1st Edition

Edited By Tracey A. Sowerby, Christopher Markiewicz
May 25, 2021

In the sixteenth century, the Ottoman court in Constantinople emerged as the axial centre of early modern diplomacy in Eurasia. Diplomatic Cultures at the Ottoman Court, c.1500-1630 takes a unique approach to diplomatic relations by focusing on how diplomacy was conducted and diplomatic ...

The Execution of Admiral John Byng as a Microhistory of Eighteenth-Century Britain

The Execution of Admiral John Byng as a Microhistory of Eighteenth-Century Britain

1st Edition

By Joseph J. Krulder
April 27, 2021

According to Voltaire's Candide, Admiral John Byng's 1757 execution went forward to 'encourage the others'. Of course, the story is more complicated. This microhistorical account upon a macro-event presents an updated, revisionist, and detailed account of a dark chapter in British naval&...

Bringing the People Back In State Building from Below in the Nordic Countries ca. 1500-1800

Bringing the People Back In: State Building from Below in the Nordic Countries ca. 1500-1800

1st Edition

Edited By Knut Dørum, Mats Hallenberg, Kimmo Katajala
March 18, 2021

The formation of states in early modern Europe has long been an important topic for historical analysis. Traditionally, the political and military struggles of kings and rulers were the favoured object of study for academic historians. This book highlights new historical research from Europe’s ...

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