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Spain, Rumor, and Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Jacobean England The Palatine Match, Cleves, and the Armada Scares of 1612-1613 and 1614

Spain, Rumor, and Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Jacobean England: The Palatine Match, Cleves, and the Armada Scares of 1612-1613 and 1614

1st Edition

By Calvin F. Senning
June 17, 2019

Geoffrey Parker has remarked that the Spanish Armada, though a disastrous defeat, was a considerable psychological success. Deep into the seventeenth century the specter of a returning armada haunted England. Twice in the middle of James I’s reign alarms occurred. One grew out of the king’s plan, ...

Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Microhistories

Social and Cultural Relations in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Microhistories

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Butterwick, Wioletta Pawlikowska
April 23, 2019

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania was one of the largest and most linguistically, ethnically and religiously diverse polities in late medieval and early modern Europe. In the mid-1380s the Grand Duchy of Lithuania entered into a long process of union with the Kingdom of Poland. Since the destruction of ...

The Peace of Augsburg and the Meckhart Confession Moderate Religion in an Age of Militancy

The Peace of Augsburg and the Meckhart Confession: Moderate Religion in an Age of Militancy

1st Edition

By Adam Glen Hough
March 07, 2019

Taking the religiously diverse city of Augsburg as its focus, this book explores the underappreciated role of local clergy in mediating and interpreting the Peace of Augsburg in the decades following its 1555 enactment, focusing on the efforts of the preacher Johann Meckhart and his heirs in ...

The English Woollen Industry, c.1200-c.1560

The English Woollen Industry, c.1200-c.1560

1st Edition

By John Oldland
January 23, 2019

This is the first book to describe the early English woollens’ industry and its dominance of the trade in quality cloth across Europe by the mid-sixteenth century, as English trade was transformed from dependence on wool to value-added woollen cloth. It compares English and continental draperies, ...

Incombustible Lutheran Books in Early Modern Germany

Incombustible Lutheran Books in Early Modern Germany

1st Edition

By Avner Shamir
January 21, 2019

This book discusses the early modern engagement with books that survived intentional or accidental fire in Lutheran Germany. From the 1620s until the middle of the eighteenth century, unburnt books became an attraction for princes, publishers, clergymen, and some laymen. To cope with an event that ...

Criminal Justice During the Long Eighteenth Century Theatre, Representation and Emotion

Criminal Justice During the Long Eighteenth Century: Theatre, Representation and Emotion

1st Edition

Edited By David Lemmings, Allyson N. May
October 25, 2018

This book applies three overlapping bodies of work to generate fresh approaches to the study of criminal justice in England and Ireland between 1660 and 1850. First, crime and justice are interpreted as elements of the "public sphere" of opinion about government. Second, "performativity" and speech...

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies Barbarism and Political Order

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies: Barbarism and Political Order

1st Edition

By Natsuko Matsumori
September 26, 2018

The School of Salamanca in the Affairs of the Indies explores the significance of Salamancans, such as Vitoria and Soto, and related thinkers, such as Las Casas and Sepúlveda, in the formation of the early modern political order. It also analyses early modern understandings of political order, with...

Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean 1550-1810

Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean: 1550-1810

1st Edition

Edited By Mario Klarer
September 17, 2018

Piracy and Captivity in the Mediterranean explores the early modern genre of European Barbary Coast captivity narratives from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. During this period, the Mediterranean Sea was the setting of large-scale corsairing that resulted in the capture or enslavement of ...

Enlightenment in Scotland and France Studies in Political Thought

Enlightenment in Scotland and France: Studies in Political Thought

1st Edition

By Mark L. Hulliung
July 19, 2018

Enlightenment in Scotland and France: Studies in Political Thought provides comparative analysis of the Scottish and French Enlightenments. Studies of the two Enlightenments have previously focused on the transnational, their story one of continuity between Scottish intellectuals and French ...

Science in an Enchanted World Philosophy and Witchcraft in the Work of Joseph Glanvill

Science in an Enchanted World: Philosophy and Witchcraft in the Work of Joseph Glanvill

1st Edition

By Julie Davies
June 18, 2018

Best known as the Saducismus triumphatus (1681), Joseph Glanvill’s book on witchcraft is among the most frequently published from the seventeenth century, and its arguments for the reality of diabolic witchcraft elicited passionate responses from critics and supporters alike. Davies untangles the ...

The Reformation of England's Past John Foxe and the Revision of History in the Late Sixteenth Century

The Reformation of England's Past: John Foxe and the Revision of History in the Late Sixteenth Century

1st Edition

By Matthew Phillpott
June 08, 2018

This book is a detailed examination of the sources and protocols John Foxe used to justify the Reformation, and claim that the Church of Rome had fallen into the grip of Antichrist. The focus is on the pre-Lollard, medieval history in the first two editions of the Acts and Monuments. Comparison of ...

The English Chartered Trading Companies, 1688-1763 Guns, Money and Lawyers

The English Chartered Trading Companies, 1688-1763: Guns, Money and Lawyers

1st Edition

By Michael Wagner
May 29, 2018

This book provides a collective view of the five major English chartered trading companies which were active during the period 1688-1763: The East India Company, the Royal African Company, the Hudson's Bay Company, The Levant Company, and the Russia Company. Using both archival and secondary ...

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