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  • Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England: The Reformation of Moral Value book cover

    Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England

    The Reformation of Moral Value, 1st Edition

    By Melissa M. Caldwell

    The central thesis of this book is that skepticism was instrumental to the defense of orthodox religion and the development of the identity of the Church of England. Examining the presence of skepticism in non-fiction prose literature at four transitional moments in English Protestant history…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literature book cover

    The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Chiari

    With its many rites of initiation (religious, educational, professional or sexual), Elizabethan and Jacobean education emphasized both imitation and discovery in a struggle to bring population to a minimal literacy, while more demanding techniques were being developed for the cultural elite. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Reading Humility in Early Modern England book cover

    Reading Humility in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Clement

    While humility is not especially valued in modern Western culture, Jennifer Clement argues here, it is central to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century understandings of Christian faith and behavior, and is vital to early modern concepts of the self. As this study shows, early modern literary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia: Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture book cover

    Reinventing Childhood Nostalgia

    Books, Toys, and Contemporary Media Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth Wesseling

    While Romantic-era concepts of childhood nostalgia have been understood as the desire to retrieve the ephemeral mindset of the child, this collection proposes that the emergence of digital media has altered this reflective gesture towards the past. No longer is childhood nostalgia reliant on…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century France book cover

    Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century France

    1st Edition

    By David P. LaGuardia, Cathy Yandell

    Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century France engages the question of remembering from a number of different perspectives. It examines the formation of communities within diverse cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, especially in relation to the material conditions for producing texts…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235-395 book cover

    The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235-395

    1st Edition

    By Mark Hebblewhite

    With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and America book cover

    The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and America

    1st Edition

    By Mark Fortier

    Drawing on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy, this interdisciplinary study is a sequel to Mark Fortier’s bookThe Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006). The earlier volume traced the meanings and usage of equity in broad cultural terms (including but not limited…

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    Routledge

  • The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century: Sons of Saint-Gilles book cover

    The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century

    Sons of Saint-Gilles, 1st Edition

    By Kevin James Lewis

    The county of Tripoli in what is now North Lebanon is arguably the most neglected of the so-called ‘crusader states’ established in the Middle East at the beginning of the twelfth century. The present work is the first monograph on the county to be published in English, and the first in any western…

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    Routledge

  • Robert Burton and the Transformative Powers of Melancholy book cover

    Robert Burton and the Transformative Powers of Melancholy

    1st Edition

    By Stephanie Shirilan

    Few English books are as widely known, underread, and underappreciated as Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. Stephanie Shirilan laments that modern scholars often treat the Anatomy as an unmediated repository of early modern views on melancholy, overlooking the fact that Burton is writing a…

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    Routledge

  • Space and Place in Children�s Literature, 1789 to the Present book cover

    Space and Place in Children�s Literature, 1789 to the Present

    1st Edition

    By Maria Sachiko Cecire, Hannah Field, Malini Roy

    Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take…

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    Routledge

  • Staging the Peninsular War: English Theatres 1807-1815 book cover

    Staging the Peninsular War

    English Theatres 1807-1815, 1st Edition

    By Susan Valladares

    From Napoleon's invasion of Portugal in 1807 to his final defeat at Waterloo, the English theatres played a crucial role in the mediation of the Peninsular campaign. In the first in-depth study of English theatre during the Peninsular War, Susan Valladares contextualizes the theatrical treatment of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science book cover

    Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science

    1st Edition

    By Stella Pratt-Smith

    Throughout the nineteenth century, practitioners of science, writers of fiction and journalists wrote about electricity in ways that defied epistemological and disciplinary boundaries. Revealing electricity as a site for intense and imaginative Victorian speculation, Stella Pratt-Smith traces the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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