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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • The Expanding Blazeby Jonathan Israel

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    A major intellectual history of the American Revolution and its influence on later revolutions in Europe and the Americas The Expanding Blaze is a sweeping history of how the American Revolution inspired revolutions throughout Europe and the Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Jonathan Israel, one of the world’s leading... more...

  • The King's Assassinby Benjamin Woolley

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 21.87

    The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain’s first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an intensity that the king declared he wanted the courtier to become his ‘wife’. For a decade, Villiers was at the king’s... more...

  • 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...

  • Invisible Worldsby Peter Marshall

    SPCK 2017; US$ 17.49

    How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences? Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall traces the effects of the Reformers’ assaults on established beliefs about the afterlife. He shows how debates about purgatory and the... more...

  • Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800by Judith Pollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 38.99

    In early modern Europe, memory of the past served as a main frame of moral, political, legal, religious, and social reference for people of all walks of life. This volume examines how Europeans practiced memory between 1500 and 1800, and how these three centuries saw a shift in how people engaged with the past. more...

  • American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectabilityby Robert Wuthnow

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How American respectability has been built by maligning those who don't make the grade How did Americans come to think of themselves as respectable members of the middle class? Was it just by earning a decent living? Or did it require something more? And if it did, what can we learn that may still apply? The quest for middle-class respectability... more...

  • Future Historyby Kristina Bross

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Future History traces the ways that English and American writers oriented themselves along an East-West axis to fantasize their place in the world. more...

  • American Catholic Women Religiousby Donna Maria Moses

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.05

    This book depicts the significant role played by American Catholic Women Religious in the broader narratives of modern American history and the history of the Catholic Church. The book is a guide to fifty foreign missions founded by Dominican and Maryknoll Sisters in the twentieth century.  Sister Donna Moses examines root causes for the radical... more...

  • Peter von Zahn's Cold War Broadcasts to West Germanyby Eli Nathans

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 105.71

    This book examines the pioneering radio broadcasts and television documentaries about the United States made in the 1950s by the influential West German journalist Peter von Zahn. Part intellectual biography, part analysis of significant debates in West Germany, part study of an intensive encounter with the United States, the book helps explain the... more...

  • Discovering Tudor Londonby Natalie Grueninger

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.99

    This a must-have companion for both those planning their own ‘Tudor pilgrimage’ and for the armchair traveller alike. more...