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- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 29.95
A fundamental component of Britain?s early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat?it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were second only to enslaved Africans as the largest group of forced laborers in the eighteenth century. In The Evil Necessity, Denver Brunsman describes in vivid detail the... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 49.50
With the growth of printing in early modern Germany, crime quickly became a subject of wide public discourse. Sensational crime reports, often featuring multiple murders within families, proliferated as authors probed horrific events for religious meaning. Coinciding with heightened witch panics and economic crisis, the spike in crime fears revealed... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00
In early modern Germany, religious conversion was a profoundly social and political phenomenon rather than purely an act of private conscience. Because social norms and legal requirements demanded that every subject declare membership in one of the state-sanctioned Christian churches, the act of religious conversion regularly tested the geographical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This new collection of essays brings together brand new research on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe. The volume opens with an introductory chapter by the Editors which looks generally at the conditions and constructions of widowhood in this period. This is followed by a range of essays which illuminate different dimensions of widowhood... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2013; US$ 99.00
This sweeping work is the first comprehensive English-language study of Jewish resistance in the Netherlands during World War II. Adopting a comparative approach, Ben Braber explores the situation of Jews in the Netherlands against the backdrop of their experiences in other Western European countries. Charting the occurrences of Jewish resistance,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 75.00
While it is clear that around 1800 the humanities as a discipline rose to prominence, it is less clear what the exact nature of this shift in academia was. Was it a sudden revolution caused by a momentary but powerful change in the zeitgeist or the turning point of a much longer process? In this volume, the editors have selected a series of essays... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 79.99
The unrest and violence in Ukraine shocked the world, and the region?s long-term future remains troublingly uncertain. Focusing on the difficulty of Kiev?s transition from socialism to market democracy, this book demonstrates how Ukraine reached this turbulent point. Roman Adrian Cybriwsky delves deeply into the changing social geography of the city,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2014; US$ 65.99
This book is the long awaited third volume in a series that provides a comprehensive comparative history of the humanities. This installment turns to the modern period, from 1850 to 2000, bringing together specialists in philology, musicology, art history, linguistics, archaeology, and literary theory to explore the intertwining nature of these various... more...
- For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95
Allons enfant de la Patrie, le jour de gloire est arrivé! ?Arise children of the Fatherland, the day of glory has arrived!? These opening lines to La Marseillaise, France?s famously stirring and evocative national anthem, capture perfectly the passion, fear, and frenetic energy of Republicanism?s sanguinary birth on French soil. Through the violence... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 32.00
Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history. ?Sicily,? said Goethe, ?is the key to everything.? It is the largest island in the Mediterranean, the stepping-stone between Europe and Africa, the link between the Latin West... more...