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History Research Now Available In Paperback

We're delighted to present a selection of ground-breaking history research new in paperback. Not only are these texts now available at a reduced cost, but you can save a further 20% with discount code PBD20

Early Modern History 1500-1750

  • Enlightenment and Political Fiction

    The Everyday Intellectual, 1st Edition

    By Cecilia Miller

    The easy accessibility of political fiction in the long eighteenth century made it possible for any reader or listener to enter into the intellectual debates of the time, as much of the core of modern political and economic theory was to be found first in the fiction, not the theory, of this age.…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24

  • Social Thought in England, 1480-1730

    From Body Social to Worldly Wealth, 1st Edition

    By A.L. Beier

    Authorities ranging from philosophers to politicians nowadays question the existence of concepts of society, whether in the present or the past. This book argues that social concepts most definitely existed in late medieval and early modern England, laying the foundations for modern models of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-17

  • Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638–1660

    1st Edition

    By Chris R. Langley

    This is the first study of the interaction between warfare and national religious practice during the British Civil Wars. Using hundreds of neglected local documents, this work explores the manner in which civil conflict, invasion and military occupation affected religious practice. As Churches…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Warfare, Society and Culture

  • Godly Zeal and Furious Rage (RLE Witchcraft)

    The Witch in Early Modern Europe, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Robert Quaife

    Though it is clearly an exceptionally important part of popular culture, witchcraft has generated a variety of often contradictory interpretations, starting from widely differing premises about the nature of witchcraft, its social role and the importance of higher theology as well as more popular…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

  • The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy

    1st Edition

    By Melvin Edelstein

    Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. It was not until the French and American revolutions of the eighteenth century that electoral…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06