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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 45.99
This anthology of fourteen original essays is the first collection of transnational studies on postD1945 western and eastern European society written by historians. The contributors target three particular moments of rapid change in postwar Europe?the moment of liberation, 1943D48; the 1960s; and 1989 as communism began to crumble. The collection opens... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 43.50
As the wealthiest German merchant family of the sixteenth century, the Fuggers have attracted wide scholarly attention. In contrast to the other famous merchant family of the period, the Medici of Florence, however, no English-language work on them has been available until now. The Fuggers of Augsburg offers a concise and engaging overview that... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 26.00
Convinced he was the Elijah Messiah, the Spanish peasant Bartolomé Sánchez believed that God had sent him in divine retribution for the crimes committed by the Inquisition and the Church. Sánchez's vocal and intolerable religious deviance quickly landed him in the very court he believed he was sent to destroy. Fortunately for him, the first inquisitor... more...
- 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...