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Renaissance

  • The European Renaissance 1400-1600by Robin Kirkpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    With Italy at its centre, but encompassing the whole of Renaissance Europe, this evocative history challenges some of the popularly-held views on the Renaissance period. In particular, whilst always acknowledging the brilliance and exhuberance of Renaissance culture, Robin Kirkpatrick draws equal attention to the strangeness and often unresolved tensions... more...

  • Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660by Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    This volume revisits a classic book by a famous historian: R.H. Tawney's Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century (1912). Tawney's Agrarian Problem surveyed landlord-tenant relations in England between 1440 and 1660, the period of emergent capitalism and rapidly changing property relations that stands between the end of serfdom and the more firmly... more...

  • Social Change and Continuityby Barry Coward

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Barry Coward has revised his wide-ranging text which outlines the major social changes that occurred in England in the two hundred years after the Reformation. He examines the religious and intellectual changes resulting from revolutionary pressures, as well as considering the impact of rapid inflation and population expansion in the later sixteenth... more...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more  Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an... more...

  • Die Stuhlbrüder des Speyerer Domstiftsby Sven Gütermann; Bensheim Institut für Personengeschichte

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 181.12

    Seit seiner Stiftung am Anbruch des zweiten Jahrtausends ist der Speyerer Dom ein christlicher Sakral- und Memorialbau einzigartigen Rangs. Nach der Bestattung Kaiser Konrads II. zunächst zur dynastischen Grabkirche der Salier gewachsen, entwickelte sich der Dom bis in das 14. Jahrhundert mit weiteren Königsbegräbnissen zur Herrschergrablege des Heiligen... more...

  • Gender and Society in Renaissance Italyby Judith C. Brown; Robert C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This major new collection of essays by leading scholars of Renaissance Italy transforms many of our existing notions about Renaissance politics, economy, social life, religion, medicine, and art. All the essays are founded on original archival research and examine questions within a wide chronological and geographical framework - in fact the pan-Italian... more...

  • The Restoration and the England of Charles IIby John Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    This key Seminar Study was first published as Restoration England: The Reign of Charles II in 1985. Unavailable for several years, the book has now been heavily revised, and expanded, to take account of over ten years of new scholarship. In particular, the Second Edition reflects new work done on political parties, the constitution, taxation,... more...

  • The English Republic 1649-1660by Tony Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that although the survival of the revolutionary order was bound up with Cromwell, and collapsed after his death, the regime defeated both its domestic... more...

  • The First Century of Welfareby Jonathan Healey

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    The English 'Old Poor Law' was the first national system of tax-funded social welfare in the world. It provided a safety net for hundreds of thousands of paupers at a time of very limited national wealth and productivity. The First Century of Welfare , which focusses on the poor, but developing, county of Lancashire, provides the first major regional... more...

  • Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern Englandby Jennifer Evans

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    An investigation into aphrodisiacs challenges pre-conceived ideas about sexuality during this period. more...