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Renaissance

  • A People without a Pastby Jaan Kross

    Quercus 2017; US$ 18.99

    The second part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer The year is 1563, and by any account Balthasar Russow can be said to have risen in the world. Fresh from his studies in the German town of Stetten, he has assumed the role as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. Moreover,... more...

  • Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800by Peter Dear

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the concerns of... more...

  • Reformation und alter Glaubeby Marc Mudrak

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Die Altgläubigen in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts wurden in der Forschung lange als die kulturell und rituell unproduktive Kehrseite der Reformation gesehen. Die Analyse von fünf Fallstudien aus dem Alten Reich und Frankreich sowie von überregionalen Flugschriften widerlegt dieses Bild. Der Blick in die Dörfer und auf den gemeinen Mann offenbart... more...

  • Thomas Cranmerby Susan Wabuda

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 145.00

    Thomas Cranmer’s place in English history is firmly established, yet the complexities of his character have remained obscure and he continues to be one of the most problematic figures of the Tudor period. Susan Wabuda’s biography sheds fresh light not only on the private Cranmer, but also on the qualities that enabled him to master a shifting political... more...

  • The Intellectual Struggle for Florenceby Arthur Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Florence in the early fifteenth century is generally regarded as the epicentre of the early Renaissance. This book shows how ideas grew out of the political and social struggles that came with the rise of the Medici, and how, against nearly all historiographical assumptions, the seemingly 'elite' Latin culture was actually the popular culture. more...

  • Early Professional Women in Northern Europe, c. 1650–1850by Johanna Ilmakunnas; Marjatta Rahikainen; Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on early examples of women who may be said to have anticipated, in one way or another, modern professional and/or career-oriented women. The contributors to the book discuss women who may at least in some respect be seen as professionally ambitious, unlike the great majority of working women in the past. In order to improve their... more...

  • Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Swedenby Elise M. Dermineur

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This book retraces the life and experience of Princess Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720-1782), who became queen of Sweden, with a particular emphasis on her political role and activities. As crown princess (1744-1751), queen (1751-1771) and then queen dowager (1771-1782) of Sweden, Louisa Ulrika took an active role in political matters. From the moment... more...

  • Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern Englandby Charlotte-Rose Millar

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading of English witchcraft, one which moves away from an older historiography which underplays the role of the Devil in English witchcraft and instead... more...

  • Frieden schreiben im Spätmittelalterby Gesa Wilangowski

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 80.99

    In der vorliegenden Studie werden Friedensverträge als funktionale Elemente spätmittelalterlicher Verfassungs- Völkerrechts- und Diplomatiegeschichte neu beleuchtet. Die konfliktreiche, deutsch-französische Vertragsdiplomatie zu Zeiten Maximilians I. (1459 – 1519) wird als facettenreiche, kulturell gebundene Rechtsform begriffen, die entstehende gemeinsame... more...

  • The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Joseph Byrne

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 198.00

    The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia engages all of the Italian peninsula from the Black Death (1347–1352) to 1600. Unlike other encyclopedic works about the Renaissance era, this book deals exclusively with Italy, revealing the ways common Italian people lived and experienced the events and technological developments that marked... more...