History: Early Modern History 1500-1750

  • The Benin Plaques: A 16th Century Imperial Monument book cover

    The Benin Plaques

    A 16th Century Imperial Monument

    By Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

    The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a…

    Hardback – 2018-01-03 
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    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Civic Performance: Pageantry and entertainments in early modern London book cover

    Civic Performance

    Pageantry and entertainments in early modern London

    Edited by J Caitlin Finlayson, Amrita Sen

    Pageantry in sixteenth and seventeenth century London played a major role in civic life not merely as spectacle but as a means of formulating, articulating, and often transforming civic identity. Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London brings together essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
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    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s History of Edward II: A Critical Edition book cover

    Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s History of Edward II

    A Critical Edition

    Edited by Jesse G. Swan

    The full texts of both 1680 editions of Elizabeth Cary's History of Edward II are here reproduced completely, along with an extensive introduction including biographical, cultural, and literary commentary on Elizabeth Cary, and also background on the debate surrounding the texts' authorship. In the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
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    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe book cover

    Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe

    Edited by Serena Ferente, Lovro Kunčević, Miles Pattenden

    Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe examines the norms and practices of collective decision-making across pre-modern European history, east and west, and their influence in shaping both intra- and inter-communal relationships. Bringing together the work of twenty specialist contributors, this…

    Paperback – 2017-12-26 
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  • Pathology in Practice: Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Pathology in Practice

    Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Silvia De Renzi, Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Post-mortems may have become a staple of our TV viewing, but the long history of this practice is still little known. This book provides a fresh account of the dissections that took place across early modern Europe on those who had died of a disease or in unclear circumstances. Drawing on different…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
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    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism: The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries book cover

    The Dirty Secret of Early Modern Capitalism

    The Global Reach of the Dutch Arms Trade, Warfare and Mercenaries

    By Kees Boterbloem

    This study investigates a less-than-wholesome chapter in capitalism's early manifestation in the Dutch Republic and its seventeenth-century global economic entanglements in the arms trade and mercenary warfare, showing how the Dutch accumulation of great wealth was closely linked to their…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
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    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • The European World 1500–1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History book cover

    The European World 1500–1800

    An Introduction to Early Modern History, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Beat Kümin

    The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transition phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
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  • The Discourse of Exile in Early Modern English Literature book cover

    The Discourse of Exile in Early Modern English Literature

    By J. Seth Lee

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
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    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism: A Transnational Biographical History book cover

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism

    A Transnational Biographical History

    Edited by Ulrich L. Lehner

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism explores, for the first time, the uncharted territory of women’s religious Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a biographical insight into the social and cultural context of female Enlighteners and how Catholic women in Europe used the thought and values of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06 
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  • Writing Southern Italy Before the Renaissance book cover

    Writing Southern Italy Before the Renaissance

    By Ronald G. Musto

    Why has the history of the Angevin kingdom of Naples, the richest and largest Italian political entity in the late Middle Ages, received so little attention in the Anglophone world? To help answer this question, this book analyzes the historiography of the south of Italy (the Mezzogiorno) in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
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    Routledge Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Worlds of Knowledge

  • Enlightenment and Political Fiction: The Everyday Intellectual book cover

    Enlightenment and Political Fiction

    The Everyday Intellectual

    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 – 2017-11-19 
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  • Social Thought in England, 1480-1730: From Body Social to Worldly Wealth book cover

    Social Thought in England, 1480-1730

    From Body Social to Worldly Wealth

    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 – 2017-11-19 
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