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Artistic and Political Patronage in Early Stuart England The Career of William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke, 1580-1630

Artistic and Political Patronage in Early Stuart England: The Career of William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke, 1580-1630

1st Edition

By Brian O'Farrell
March 11, 2021

Artistic and Political Patronage in Early Stuart England explores the remarkable life and career of William Herbert, Third Earl of Pembroke. Pembroke was one of the most influential aristocrats during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I. He was a great patron, a prominent politician ...

Making the Union Work Scotland, 1651–1763

Making the Union Work: Scotland, 1651–1763

1st Edition

By Alexander Murdoch
April 28, 2020

Making the Union Work: Scotland, 1651–1763, explores and analyses existing narratives of Jacobitism and Unionism in late seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century Scotland. Using in-depth archival research, the book questions the extent to which the currency of kinship patronage politics persisted in ...

Protestant Resistance in Counterreformation Austria

Protestant Resistance in Counterreformation Austria

1st Edition

By Peter Thaler
March 04, 2020

Protestant Resistance in Counterreformation Austria examines Austrian Protestants who actively resisted the Habsburg Counterreformation in the early seventeenth century. While a determined few decided early on that only military means could combat the growing pressure to conform, many more did not ...

Prosecuting Homicide in Eighteenth-Century Law and Practice “And Must They All Be Hanged?”

Prosecuting Homicide in Eighteenth-Century Law and Practice: “And Must They All Be Hanged?”

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By Drew D. Gray
February 21, 2020

This volume uses four case studies, all with strong London connections, to analyze homicide law and the pardoning process in eighteenth-century England. Each reveals evidence of how attempts were made to negotiate a path through the justice system to avoid conviction, and so avoid a sentence of ...

Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment Atheist’s Progress

Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment: Atheist’s Progress

1st Edition

By Eric MacPhail
November 27, 2019

This new study examines the relationship of atheism to religious tolerance from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment in a broad array of literary texts and political and religious controversies written in Latin and the vernacular primarily in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The main ...

The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries in the Seventeenth Century

The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism: The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries in the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

By Kees Boterbloem
October 30, 2019

This book shows how the Dutch accumulation of great wealth was closely linked to their involvement in warfare. By charting Dutch activity across the globe, it explores Dutch participation in the international arms trade, and in wars both at home and abroad. In doing so, it ponders the issue of how ...

Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century When Europe Lost Its Fear of Change

Languages of Reform in the Eighteenth Century: When Europe Lost Its Fear of Change

1st Edition

Edited By Susan Richter, Thomas Maissen, Manuela Albertone
October 21, 2019

Societies perceive "Reform" or "Reforms" as substantial changes and significant breaks which must be well-justified. The Enlightenment brought forth the idea that the future was uncertain and could be shaped by human beings. This gave the concept of reform a new character and new fields of ...

Murder, Justice, and Harmony in an Eighteenth-Century French Village

Murder, Justice, and Harmony in an Eighteenth-Century French Village

1st Edition

By Nancy Locklin
October 08, 2019

In 1718, a young woman named Moricette Nayl fought with her brother’s mother-in-law and accidentally killed her. Ruled a homicide, the incident set in motion an investigation, a trial, Moricette's flight from justice, an execution in effigy and, ultimately, the pardon of the killer and her ...

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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By George Yerby
September 05, 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 ...

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

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By Sarah L. Bastow
August 29, 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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Sasha Garwood
July 18, 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 ...

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

Firsting in the Early-Modern Atlantic World

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Edited By Lauren Beck
June 24, 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...

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