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  • The Enlightenmentby Vincenzo Ferrone; Elisabetta Tarantino; Vincenzo Ferrone

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In this concise and powerful book, one of the world?s leading historians of the Enlightenment provides a bracing and clarifying new interpretation of this watershed period. Arguing that philosophical and historical views of the era have long been hopelessly confused, Vincenzo Ferrone makes the case that it is only by separating these views and taking... more...

  • Netzwerke der Kulturdiplomatieby Romain Faure

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; Not Available

    Can history textbooks contribute to rapprochement between the peoples of Europe? After 1945, this question was answered affirmatively in many places, and this led to extensive international discussion about school textbooks. In his study, Romain Faure offers the first systematic investigation of international schoolbook revision in Europe between 1945... more...

  • The Limits of Partnershipby Angela E. Stent

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Limits of Partnership is a riveting narrative about U.S.-Russian relations from the Soviet collapse through the Ukraine crisis and the difficult challenges ahead. It reflects the unique perspective of an insider who is also recognized as a leading expert on this troubled relationship. American presidents have repeatedly attempted to forge a... more...

  • Women, Crime, and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugalby Darlene Abreu-Ferreira

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study uses judicial and quasi-judicial records to examine the implications of crime in women’s lives, whether as victims or culprits. Abreu-Ferreira unearths material from archival records which are not available in English to offer a unique... more...

  • The Fate of Anatomical Collectionsby Rina Knoeff; Robert Zwijnenberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    This volume explores the changing status of anatomical collections from the early modern period to date. It is argued that anatomical and pathological collections are medically relevant for future research, and are important in the history of medicine, the cultural history of the body, and the history of the institutions to which they belong. In considering... more...

  • Ceremonial Entries in Early Modern Europeby J. R. Mulryne; Maria Ines Aliverti; Anna Maria Testaverde

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 149.95

    The essays in this volume concentrate on festival iconography, the visual and written languages, including ephemeral and permanent structures, costume, drama, inscriptions and published festival books that ‘voiced’ the social, political and cultural messages incorporated in processional entries in early modern Europe. The volume includes... more...

  • From Rail to Road and Back Again?by Ralf Roth; Colin Divall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 144.95

    In this volume, the mutual interdependence between road and rail transport is investigated, providing a fascinating reappraisal of the complex and shifting nature of European transportation over the last hundred years. The first half of the collection examines how railway companies reacted to increasing competition from road transport. The second part... more...

  • Anatomy and Anatomists in Early Modern Spainby Bjørn Okholm Skaarup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Taking the Vesalian anatomical revolution as its point of departure, this volume charts the apparent rise and fall of anatomy studies within universities in sixteenth-century Spain, focusing particularly on primary sources from 1550 to 1600. In doing so, it both clarifies the Spanish contribution to the field of anatomy and disentangles the distorted... more...

  • Retailing and the Language of Goods, 1550–1820by Nancy Cox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the meanings assigned to goods sold retail from 1550 to 1820 and how their labels were understood. The first half of the book focuses on mercantile language more broadly; how it was used in trade and how lexicographers approached new vocabularies. In the second half, the author turns to the goods themselves, and their relationships... more...

  • The Tory Worldby Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 139.95

    Working forward from the later seventeenth century, Jeremy Black explores the ‘deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence... more...