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Colonial Period (1600-1775)

  • Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration Englandby Matthew Walker

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    Looking to the works of prominent architects and intellectuals such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North, this volume explores the origins of the study of architecture as an intellectual persuit in late seventeenth-century England. more...

  • The Free Port of Livorno and the Transformation of the Mediterranean Worldby Corey Tazzara

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    In early modern Europe, free ports were places where merchants of any nation, religion, or ethnicity could trade on equal terms; and where there were no import and export taxes. This book shows how free trade emerged from the interstices of European commercial institutions by examining the history of the free port of Livorno. more...

  • Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraftby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Rediscovering Renaissance Witchcraft is an exploration of witchcraft in the literature of Britain and America from the 16th and 17th centuries through to the present day. As well as the themes of history and literature (politics and war, genre and intertextuality), the book considers issues of national identity, gender and sexuality, race and empire,... more...

  • Rethinking the American Prison Movementby Dan Berger; Toussaint Losier

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Rethinking the American Prison Movement provides a short, accessible overview of an important and transformational ongoing struggle for social change, highlighting key individuals and events, influential networks, strong alliances and coalitions, difficult challenges and obstacles, major successes and failures, and the movement’s lasting effects... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Servants in Rural Europeby Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    This is the first book to survey the experience of servants in rural Europe from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. more...

  • Nashville 1864by Mark Lardas; Adam Hook; Nikolai Bogdanovic

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In September 1864, the Confederate army abandoned Atlanta and were on the verge of being driven out of the critical state of Tennessee. In an attempt to regain the initiative, John Bell Hood launched an attack on Union General Sherman's supply lines, before pushing north in an attempt to retake Tennessee's capital Nashville. This fully illustrated... more...

  • William Tyndaleby Melvyn Bragg

    SPCK 2017; US$ 7.49

    Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to William Tyndale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the... more...

  • The Academic World in the Era of the Great Warby Marie-Eve Chagnon; Tomás Irish

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.29

    This book examines the ways in which scholarly expertise was mobilized during the First World War, and the consequences of this for the inter-connected academic world that had developed in the late nineteenth century. Adopting a strong international approach, the contributors to this volume examine the impact of the War on individuals, institutions,... more...

  • The Double Gameby James Cameron

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Drawing on declassified records of presidential conversations, this book shows how presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon engaged in a double game, hiding their true beliefs behind a façade of strategic language while secretly grappling with the complex realities of the nuclear age. more...