This is a brand new series which straddles both medieval and early modern worlds, encouraging readers to examine historical change over time as well as promoting understanding of the historical continuity between events in the past, and to challenge perceptions of periodisation. It aims to meet the demand for conceptual or thematic topics which cross a relatively wide chronological span (any period between c. 500-1750), including a broad geographical scope. For more information about the series and the proposal process, please contact the series editor at [email protected]
Rethinking Medieval and Renaissance Political Thought Historiographical Problems, Fresh Interpretations, New Debates
Britain and its Neighbours Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Religion and Conflict in Medieval and Early Modern Worlds Identities, Communities and Authorities
By Andrew Mansfield
October 02, 2023
Transcending the traditional categories of ‘medieval’ and ‘early modern’ to analyse pan-European attitudes and behaviours, Sex and Sexuality in Europe, 1100–1750 provides students with a grounding in the history of sexuality by supplying both a detailed analysis of the existing historiographical ...
By Patrik Pastrnak
July 28, 2023
Bringing together a variety of evidence, such as princely correspondence, travelogues, financial accounts, chronicles, chivalric or Renaissance poems, this book examines marital travels of princely brides and grooms on a comparative trans-European scale. This book argues that these journeys were ...
By Chris Jones, Takashi Shogimen
June 16, 2023
This collection of essays, written by leading experts, showcases historiographical problems, fresh interpretations, and new debates in medieval and Renaissance history and political thought. Recent scholarship on medieval and Renaissance political thought is witness to tectonic movements. These ...
By Paul Srodecki, Norbert Kersken, Rimvydas Petrauskas
November 25, 2022
Providing a comprehensive and engaging account of personal unions, composite monarchies and multiple rule in premodern Europe: Unions and Divisions. New Forms of Rule in Medieval and Renaissance Europe uses a comparative approach to examine the phenomena of the medieval and renaissance unions in a ...
By Matthew Rowley, Natasha Hodgson
November 12, 2021
This volume examines how historical beliefs about the supernatural were used to justify violence, secure political authority or extend toleration in both the medieval and early modern periods. Contributors explore miracles, political authority and violence in Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, various ...
By Dirk H. Steinforth, Charles C. Rozier
May 18, 2021
Britain and its Neighbours explores instances and periods of cultural contact and exchanges between communities in Britain with those in other parts of Europe between c.500 and 1700. Collectively, the twelve case studies highlight certain aspects of cultural contact and exchange and present ...
By Natasha Hodgson, Amy Fuller, John McCallum, Nicholas Morton
December 28, 2020
This volume seeks to increase understanding of the origins, ideology, implementation, impact, and historiography of religion and conflict in the medieval and early modern periods. The chapters examine ideas about religion and conflict in the context of text and identity, church and state, ...
By Jackson W. Armstrong, Edda Frankot
November 25, 2020
Drawing together an international team of historians, lawyers and historical sociolinguists, this volume investigates urban cultures of law in Scotland, with a special focus on Aberdeen and its rich civic archive, the Low Countries, Norway, Germany and Poland from c. 1350 to c. 1650. In these ...
By Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Raisa Maria Toivo
November 24, 2020
This study is an exploration of lived religion and gender across the Reformation, from the 14th–18th centuries. Combining conceptual development with empirical history, the authors explore these two topics via themes of power, agency, work, family, sainthood and witchcraft. By advancing the ...
By Joanne Sear, Ken Sneath
January 28, 2020
The Origins of the Consumer Revolution in England explores the rise of consumerism from the end of the medieval period through to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The book takes a detailed look at when the 'consumer revolution' began, tracing its evolution from the years following the ...
By Ana Maria S.A. Rodrigues, Manuela Santos Silva, Jonathan W. Spangler
August 05, 2019
Dynastic Change: Legitimacy and Gender in Medieval and Early Modern Monarchy examines the strategies for change and legitimacy in monarchies in the medieval and early modern eras. Taking a broadly comparative approach, Dynastic Change explores the mechanisms employed as well as theoretical and ...
By Nicholas Scott Baker, Brian J. Maxson
July 02, 2019
Florence in the Early Modern World offers new perspectives on this important city by exploring the broader global context of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, within which the experience of Florence remains unique. By exploring the city’s relationship to its close and distant neighbours, this...