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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 ...

Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy For Love and Money

Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy: For Love and Money

1st Edition

By Howard Tzvi Adelman
December 20, 2017

This book examines the role of women in Jewish family negotiations, using the setting of Italy from the end of the Renaissance to the Baroque. In ghettos at night and under the scrutiny of inquisitions, Jews flourished. Life and learning were enriched by Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, the Ottoman...

Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic Fabricating Community in the Southern Netherlands, 1300-1800

Guilds, Labour and the Urban Body Politic: Fabricating Community in the Southern Netherlands, 1300-1800

1st Edition

By Bert De Munck
December 06, 2017

This book presents a new view on the relation between labour and community through a focus on craft guilds. In the Southern Netherlands, occupational guilds were both powerful and governed by manufacturing masters, enabling the latter to imprint their mark upon urban society in an economic, ...

The Discourse of Exile in Early Modern English Literature

The Discourse of Exile in Early Modern English Literature

1st Edition

By J. Seth Lee
December 06, 2017

This volume examines the literary works of English exiles seeking to navigate what Edward Said calls "the perilous territory of not-belonging." The study opens by asking, "How did exile impact the way an early modern writer defined and constructed their personal and national identity?" In seeking ...

The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663

The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663

1st Edition

By Kirsteen M. Mackenzie
September 14, 2017

This book provides the first major analysis of the covenanted interest from an integrated three kingdoms perspective. It examines the reaction of the covenanted interest to the actions and policies of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, drawing particular attention to links, similarities and ...

Individuality in Early Modern Japan Thinking for Oneself

Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself

1st Edition

By Peter Nosco
September 14, 2017

Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up gets pounded. This volume’s primary goal is to challenge these and a number of other long-standing assumptions regarding ...

The Turks and Islam in Reformation Germany

The Turks and Islam in Reformation Germany

1st Edition

By Gregory J. Miller
September 08, 2017

Although their role is often neglected in standard historical narratives of the Reformation, the Ottoman Turks were an important concern of many leading thinkers in early modern Germany, including Martin Luther. In the minds of many, the Turks formed a fearsome, crescent-shaped horizon that ...

Church and Censorship in Eighteenth-Century Italy Governing Reading in the Age of Enlightenment

Church and Censorship in Eighteenth-Century Italy: Governing Reading in the Age of Enlightenment

1st Edition

By Patrizia Delpiano
September 08, 2017

Dealing with the issue of ecclesiastical censorship and control over reading and readers, this study challenges the traditional view that during the eighteenth century the Catholic Church in Italy underwent an inexorable decline. It reconstructs the strategies used by the ecclesiastical leadership ...

London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666 Disaster and Recovery

London, Londoners and the Great Fire of 1666: Disaster and Recovery

1st Edition

By Jacob F. Field
August 03, 2017

The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book makes full and systematic use of the wealth of manuscript ...

An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania From the Viewpoint of Comparative Historical Sociology of Empires

An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania: From the Viewpoint of Comparative Historical Sociology of Empires

1st Edition

By Zenonas Norkus
August 03, 2017

An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania is an interdisciplinary study of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) that is historical in subject but social scientific in approach. It is also the first study to apply this comparative and social scientific method to the GDL. In this book, ...

Early Professional Women in Northern Europe, c. 1650-1850

Early Professional Women in Northern Europe, c. 1650-1850

1st Edition

Edited By Johanna Ilmakunnas, Marjatta Rahikainen, Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen
July 13, 2017

This book focuses on early examples of women who may be said to have anticipated, in one way or another, modern professional and/or career-oriented women. The contributors to the book discuss women who may at least in some respect be seen as professionally ambitious, unlike the great majority of ...

Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

1st Edition

By Charlotte-Rose Millar
June 22, 2017

This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading of English witchcraft, one which moves away from an older historiography which underplays ...

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