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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • A Stain in the Bloodby Joe Moshenska

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives' Ruth Scurr 'A master storyteller. Full of exquisite details, but with the grandest themes... this is a gripping adventure story' Zia Haider Rahman 'Gripping and extraordinary' Ann Wroe On the 16th of August 1628, five battle-scarred English ships sailed into the... more...

  • The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europeby Oren Margolis

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    A study of René of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art. more...

  • The End of American Childhoodby Paula S. Fass

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning of the American republic, independence, self-definition, and individual success have informed Americans' attitudes toward children. But... more...

  • Dynastic Identity in Early Modern Europeby Liesbeth Geevers; Mirella Marini

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 134.95

    Aristocratic dynasties have long been regarded as fundamental to the development of early modern society and government. Yet recent work by political historians has increasingly questioned the dominant role of ruling families in state formation, underlining instead the continued importance and independence of individuals. In order to take a fresh look... more...

  • Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615by Margaret M. McGowan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a manifestation of power and cultural superiority. With contributions from scholars representing a range of disciplines, this volume provides an... more...

  • Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapesby Dolly MacKinnon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Essex village of Earls Colne boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of historical documents in Britain, and has been the subject of an intensive and ongoing research project to collate and computerise the surviving records. As such, Earls Colne is undoubtedly one of the most studied parishes in England. Yet whilst much is now known about... more...

  • Dynasty and Pietyby Luc Duerloo

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    The youngest son of Emperor Maximilian II, and nephew of Philip II of Spain, Archduke Albert (1559-1621) was originally destined for the church. However, dynastic imperatives decided otherwise and in 1598, upon his marriage to Philip's daughter, the Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, he found himself ruler of the Habsburg Netherlands, one of the most... more...

  • Medical Consulting by Letter in France, 1665?1789by Robert Weston

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Ailing seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French men and women, members of their families, or their local physician or surgeon, could write to high profile physicians and surgeons seeking expert medical advice. This study, the first full-length examination of the practice of consulting by letter, provides a cohesive portrayal of some of the widespread... more...

  • Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenmentby Natasha Gill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Though Emile is still considered the central pedagogical text of the French Enlightenment, a myriad of lesser-known thinkers paved the way for Rousseau's masterpiece. Natasha Gill traces the arc of these thinkers as they sought to reveal the correlation between early childhood experiences and the success or failure of social and political relations,... more...

  • Enforcing Reformation in Ireland and Scotland, 1550?1700by Crawford Gribben; Elizabethanne Boran

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The last few years have witnessed a growing interest in the study of the Reformation period within the three kingdoms of Britain, revolutionizing the way in which scholars think about the relationships between England, Scotland and Ireland. Nevertheless, it is a fact that the story of the British Reformation is still dominated by studies of England,... more...