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  • The Origins of the Modern European State System, 1494-1618by M.S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This study examines the early years of the post-medieval European states and the growth of a recognisably 'modern' system for handling their international relations. M S Anderson gives much of his space to France, Spain and England and to the state of the relations between them, as their various power plays rolled over Italy and the Low countries,... more...

  • A History of the World in Numbersby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce... more...

  • The Eagle and the Dragonby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca... more...

  • The Sixteenth Centuryby Euan Cameron

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 48.99

    This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history,... more...

  • Political Space in Pre-industrial Europeby Professor Beat Kümin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Social and cultural studies are experiencing a 'spatial turn'. Micro-sites, localities, empires as well as virtual or imaginary spaces attract increasing attention. In most of these works, space emerges as a social construct rather than a mere container. This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political... more...

  • Elizabethan Englandby Kathy Elgin

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare's plays and other... more...

  • 1493by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    From the author of 1491? the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas?a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites... more...

  • British and Irish Emigrants and Exiles in Europe, 1603-1688by David Worthington

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book comprises the first full-length comparison of Scottish, Irish, English and Welsh migration within Europe in the early modern period. Divided into four sections - 'Immigrants and Civilian Life', 'Diplomats and Travellers', 'Protestants and Patrons' and 'Catholics at Home and Abroad' - it offers a new perspective... more...

  • Cultures in Conflictby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 9.99

    With elegance and erudition, Lewis explores the climactic year 1492 as a clash of civilizations--a clash not only of the New World and the Old, but also of Christendom and Islam, of Europe and the rest. In the same year that Columbus set sail across the Atlantic, he reminds us, the Spanish monarchy captured Granada, the last Muslim stronghold on the... more...

  • Crisis in Europe 1560 - 1660 (Routledge Revivals)by Trevor Aston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Past and Present began publication in 1952. It has established itself as one of the leading historical journals, publishing in lively and readable form a wide variety of scholarly and original articles. Much important work by English and foreign scholars on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries first appeared in the form of articles in the... more...