Early Modern History 1500-1750 Products

  • Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources

    Edited by Laura Sangha, Jonathan Willis

    Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources is an introduction to the rich treasury of source material available to students of early modern history. During this period, political development, economic and social change, rising literacy levels, and the success of the printing press, ensured that the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • An Intellectual History of Blindness

    The Enlightenment to the Present

    By Frank Wyman

    This volume studies two related problematics. First, Enlightenment ideas about human difference in general and blindness in particular were often at war with one another. Second, conflicts concerning Enlightenment thought continued in the lives and writings of many important blind thinkers, from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • 'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700

    By Frances Timbers

    Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 examines the construction of gypsy identity in England between the early sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century. Drawing upon previous historiography, a wealth of printed primary sources (including government documents…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge

  • An Alchemical Quest for Universal Knowledge

    The ‘Christian Philosophy’ of Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644)

    By Georgiana D. Hedesan

    History of science credits the Flemish physician, alchemist and philosopher Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644) for his contributions to the development of chemistry and medicine. Yet, as this book makes clear, focussing on Van Helmont’s impact on modern science does not do justice to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Universal Reform: Studies in Intellectual History, 1550–1700

  • Letters Between Mothers and Daughters

    Edited by Barbara Caine

    There are now many studies of family letters in Europe, but most of them focus on marital letters and letters between parents, especially mothers, and their sons. Little attention has been paid to the letters to and from daughters. This volume seeks to begin filling that gap by exploring the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03 
    Routledge

  • The Geography of the Ocean

    Knowing the Ocean as a Space

    By Anne-Flore Laloë

    Despite the fact that the vast majority of the earth's surface is made up of oceans, there has been surprisingly little work by geographers which critically examines ocean-space, our knowledge and perceptions of it. This book sets up a broad conceptual and methodological framework through which to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03 
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Machiavelli's The Prince

    By John T. Scott

    Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince is one of the most influential works in the history of political thought and the adjective Machiavellian is well-known and perhaps even over-used. So why does the meaning of the text continue to be debated to the present day? And how does a contemporary reader get…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

  • Gender, Power and Identity in the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau

    By Susan Broomhall, Jacqueline Van Gent

    How do gender and power relationships affect the expression of family, House and dynastic identities? The present study explores this question using a case study of the House of Orange-Nassau, whose extensive visual, material and archival sources from both male and female members enable us to trace…

    Hardback – 2016-04-27 
    Routledge

  • Sir Joseph Banks, Iceland and the North Atlantic 1772-1820

    Journals, Letters and Documents

    By Anna Agnarsdóttir

    Sir Joseph Banks was one of the great figures of Georgian England, best known for participating as naturalist in Cook’s Endeavour voyage (1768-71), as a patron of science and as the longest-serving President of the Royal Society (1778-1820). This volume brings together all Banks’s papers…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
    Hakluyt Society
    Hakluyt Society, Third Series

  • Women in Transnational History

    Connecting the Local and the Global

    Edited by Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier

    Women in Transnational History offers a range of fresh perspectives on the field of women’s history, exploring how cross-border connections and global developments since the nineteenth century have shaped diverse women’s lives and the gendered social, cultural, political and economic histories of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Women's and Gender History

  • Culture, Ideology and Politics

    Essays for Eric Hobsbawm

    Edited by Raphael Samuel, Gareth Stedman Jones

    First published in 1982, this book is inspired the ideas generated by Eric Hobsbawm, and has taken shape around a unifying preoccupation with the symbolic order and its relationship to political and religious belief. It explores some of the oldest question in Marxist historiography, for example the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 
    Routledge

  • People's History and Socialist Theory

    Edited by Raphael Samuel

    First published in 1981, this book brings together different types of work by numerous fragmented groups in the field of Marxist history and puts them in dialogue with each other. It takes stock of then recent work, explores the main new lines, and looks at the political and ideological…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 
    Routledge

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