History: Early Modern History 1500-1750

  • British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century book cover

    British Sporting Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    By Sharon Harrow

    Sport as it is largely understood today was invented during the long eighteenth century when the modern rules of sport were codified; sport emerged as a business, a spectacle, and a performance; and gaming organized itself around sporting culture. Examining the underexplored intersection of sport,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Affectionate Authorities: Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late Medieval Basel book cover

    Affectionate Authorities

    Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late Medieval Basel, 1st Edition

    By Philip Grace

    In one of his sermons, the medieval preacher Bernardino of Siena listed seven ’fathers’ to whom one owed obedience: God, one’s natural father, godfather, confessor, benefactor, a government official, and any elderly man. This book seeks to answer the question of why medieval Europeans saw the need…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder book cover

    Gender and Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Destroying Order, Structuring Disorder

    1st Edition

    By Susan Broomhall

    States of emotion were vital as a foundation to society in the premodern period, employed as a force of order to structure diplomatic transactions, shape dynastic and familial relationships, and align religious beliefs, practices and communities. At the same time, societies understood that…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities book cover

    Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Karel Davids, Bert De Munck

    Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in renaissance Italy and in seventeenth and eighteenth-century northwestern Europe are the most obvious cases in point. But, how did this come about? Why did cities…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513-26 book cover

    Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513-26

    1st Edition

    By Trevor P. Hall

    On the 20th of January 1526, the Santiago left Lisbon bound for Africa with a cargo of brass and tin bracelets, round bells, barber basins and cloth; by early October the ship was back in Portugal with a very different cargo, 108 enslaved Africans. With chilling detachment the ship’s trading log…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Early Modern Exchanges: Dialogues Between Nations and Cultures, 1550-1750 book cover

    Early Modern Exchanges

    Dialogues Between Nations and Cultures, 1550-1750, 1st Edition

    By Helen Hackett

    Marcus Gheeraerts’s portrait of a ’Persian lady’ - probably in fact an English lady in masquing costume - exemplifies the hybridity of early modern English culture. Her surrounding landscape and the embroidery on her gown are typically English; but her head-dress and slippers are decidedly exotic,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England book cover

    Illegitimacy and the National Family in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Helen Vella Bonavita

    This study considers the figure of the bastard in the context of analogies of the family and the state in early modern England. The trope of illegitimacy, more than being simply a narrative or character-driven issue, is a vital component in the evolving construction and representation of British…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663 book cover

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

    1st Edition

    By Kirsteen M. Mackenzie

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Food book cover

    The Routledge History of Food

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carol Helstosky

    The history of food is one of the fastest growing areas of historical investigation, incorporating methods and theories from cultural, social, and women’s history while forging a unique perspective on the past. The Routledge History of Food takes a global approach to this topic, focusing on the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Moral Play and Counterpublic book cover

    Moral Play and Counterpublic

    1st Edition

    By Ineke Murakami

    In this study, Murakami overturns the misconception that popular English morality plays were simple medieval vehicles for disseminating conservative religious doctrine. On the contrary, Murakami finds that moral drama came into its own in the sixteenth century as a method for challenging normative…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Plural Pasts: Power, Identity and the Ottoman Sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle book cover

    Plural Pasts

    Power, Identity and the Ottoman Sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle, 1st Edition

    By Claire Norton

    Through a study of a variety of Ottoman and modern Turkish accounts of the Ottoman-Habsburg sieges of Nagykanizsa Castle (1600-01) including official documents, correspondence, histories, and more literary genres such as gazavatnames [campaign narratives], Plural Pasts explores Ottoman literacy…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Collected Works of Jane Cavendish book cover

    The Collected Works of Jane Cavendish

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alexandra G. Bennett

    The first scholarly edition of the complete works of Jane Cavendish, this volume presents as complete a collection as possible of works and historical documents pertaining to a particularly compelling figure from the English Civil War. These include two manuscript poem and play collections, family…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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