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Renaissance

  • 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...

  • Becoming a New Selfby Moshe Sluhovsky

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 45.00

    In Becoming a New Self , Moshe Sluhovsky examines the diffusion of spiritual practices among lay Catholics in early modern Europe. By offering a close examination of early modern Catholic penitential and meditative techniques, Sluhovsky makes the case that these practices promoted the idea of achieving a new self through the knowing of oneself. ... more...

  • The Quantum Astrologer's Handbookby Michael Brooks

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2017; US$ 20.99

    A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other. This is a landmark in science writing. It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors and popes. This... more...

  • Luthers bleiche Erbenby Wolfgang Weber

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 34.99

    Luthers Erben der dritten Generation, die Pastoren des 17. Jahrhunderts, sicherten die Reformation in einer Epoche des Krieges, der Krisen und Umbrüche. Dennoch stehen sie bis heute im Schatten ihres großen Vorgängers. Wie sahen sie sich selbst, was befähigte sie zu ihrer Leistung, und welche Anpassungen an ihre Welt nahmen sie vor? Erst die Kenntnis... more...

  • Singing the Resurrectionby Erin Lambert

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Singing the Resurrection brings music to the foreground of Reformation studies, as author Erin Lambert explores song as a primary mode for the expression of belief among ordinary Europeans in the sixteenth century, for the embodiment of individual piety, and the creation of new communities of belief. more...

  • The Mediciby Mary Hollingsworth

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 16.99

    A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries. more...

  • Visualizing Veniceby Kristin L. Huffman; Andrea Giordano; Caroline Bruzelius

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Visualizing Venice presents the ways in which the use of innovative technology can provide new and fascinating stories about places and times within history. Written by those behind the Visualizing Venice project, this book explores the variety of disciplines and analytical methods generated by technologies such as 3D images and interoperable... more...

  • British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science, 1774–1801by Peter J. Aschenbrenner

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Upon declaring independence from Britain in July 1776, the United States Congress urgently needed to establish its credentials as a legitimate government that could credibly challenge the claims of the British Crown. In large measure this legitimacy rested upon setting in place the procedural and legal structures upon which all claims of governmental... more...

  • Concubines and Courtesansby Matthew S. Gordon; Kathryn A. Hain

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays on enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays consider questions of slavery, gender, social networking, cultural production, sexuality, Islamic family law, and religion in the shaping of Near Eastern and Islamic society over time. more...

  • Strange Historiesby Darren Oldridge

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North American history, this book moves away from "present-centred thinking"... more...