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Renaissance

  • New Worlds?by Inken Schmidt-Voges; Ana Crespo Solana

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Peace of Utrecht (1713) was perhaps the first political treaty that had a global impact. It not only ended a European-wide conflict, but also led to a cessation of hostilities on the American continent and Indian subcontinent, as well as naval warfare worldwide. More than this, however - as the chapters in this volume clearly demonstrate - the... more...

  • Quantitative Studies of the Renaissance Florentine Economy and Societyby Richard Lindholm

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 30.36

    The book is a collection of nine quantitative studies about Renaissance Florentine economy and society. Topics include plague outbreaks, interest rates, wealth distribution, taxes and subsidies, art history, neighbourhood segregation, competitive markets and monopoly power, women’s work and business risk. more...

  • Caligula's Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology Under Waterby John M. McManamon

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Sometime around 1446 A.D., Cardinal Prospero Colonna commissioned engineer Battista Alberti to raise two immense Roman vessels from the bottom of the lago di Nemi, just south of Rome. By that time, local fishermen had been fouling their nets and occasionally recovering stray objects from the sunken ships for 800 years. Having no idea of the size of... more...

  • The Third Reign of Louis XIV, c.1682?1715by Julia Prest; Guy Rowlands

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The personal rule of Louis XIV, following on from a long period of royal minority and apprenticeship, lasted 54 years from 1661 to 1715. But the second half of this personal rule has, until recently, received significantly less scholarly attention than the 1660s and 1670s. This has obscured some of the very real changes and developments that occurred... more...

  • Milton?s Italyby Catherine Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book joins a growing trend toward transnational literary studies and revives a venerable tradition of Anglo-Italian scholarship centering on John Milton. Correcting misperceptions that have diminished the international dimensions of his life and work, it broadly surveys Milton?s Italianate studies, travels, poetics, politics, and religious convictions.... more...

  • The Image of Restoration Scienceby Michael Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is about a single image - the frontispiece to Thomas Sprat?s History of the Royal-Society of London (1667). Designed by John Evelyn, and etched by Wenceslaus Hollar, it is arguably the best-known representation of seventeenth-century English science. The use of such plates to celebrate and legitimise the ?new? science of the period falls... more...

  • Connecting Worlds and Peopleby Dagmar Freist; Susanne Lachenicht

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In recent decades historians have emphasized just how dynamic and varied early modern Europe was. Previously held notions of monolithic and static societies have now been replaced with a model in which new ideas, different cultures and communities jostle for attention and influence. Building upon the concept of interaction, the essays in this volume... more...

  • Kommunikation und Konfrontationby Gregor Metzig

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 116.82

    For the first time, the book examines the emergence of the Habsburgs as a leading ruling dynasty under Maximilian I from the perspective of its most important diplomats. It analyzes their influence on European power politics, while also describing their career paths and their role as cultural communicators. This perspective from the field of communication... more...

  • The Business of the Roman Inquisition in the Early Modern Eraby Germano Maifreda

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Established in 1542, the Roman Inquisition operated through a network of almost fifty tribunals to combat heretical and heterodox threats within the papal territories. Whilst its theological, institutional and political aspects have been well-studied, until now no sustained work has been undertaken to understand the financial basis upon which it operated.... more...

  • Paradigmen personaler Identitätby Ludger Grenzmann; Burkhard Hasebrink; Frank Rexroth

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 127.44

    Welchen Beitrag leisten verschiedene literarische Formen der Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit zur Konstruktion von Ich- bzw. Wir-Bewusstsein? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, untersuchen die hier versammelten Autoren, mittels welcher darstellerischer Strategien die schriftliche, häufig bildgestützte Präsentation von Vergangenheit am Übergang... more...