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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

by Lettice Cooper Bloomsbury Publishing (November 02, 2012)

On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes.

But what really...


Elizabeth's Spymaster

by Robert Hutchinson St. Martin's Press (September 09, 2014)

England in the time of Elizabeth was on the brink of disaster. On the continent, Catholic Spain sought to forcefully reimpose the Catholic Church on its Protestant neighbors. At home, a network of powerful Catholic...


Literary Sociability in Early Modern England: The Epistolary Record

by Paul Trolander University of Delaware Press (May 29, 2014)

Using the letter as its main evidence, Literary Sociability in Early Modern England: The Epistolary Record examines early-modern English literary networks, especially during the period 1620 to 1720, finding...


Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment

by Sarah Eron University of Delaware Press (March 20, 2014)

Inspiration in the Age ofEnlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of...


The Road from Versailles

by Munro Price St. Martin's Press (April 22, 2014)

What becomes of leaders when absolute power is wrested from their hands? How does dramatic political change affect once-absolute monarchs? In acclaimed historian Munro Price's powerful new book, he confronts...


The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...


Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...


The French Revolution

by Thomas Carlyle & A.H.R. Ball Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

First published in 1837, Carlyle's authoritative and faithful account offers a dramatic and eloquent portrait of the events, heroes and villains, and the profound historical impact of the French Revolution.....


Compendium Maleficarum: The Montague Summers Edition

by Francesco Maria Guazzo Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Extraordinary document (1608) on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers, poisons, crimes, more. Rare limited edition.


Doré's London: All 180 Illustrations from London, A Pilgrimage

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

All drawings from the 1872 classic, including perceptive sketches of workaday London, thieves gambling, flower girls, waifs and strays, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard, and a wedding at the Abbey.


Selected Federalist Papers

by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Almost half of the original 85 brilliant essays, comprising a masterful exposition and defense of the proposed federal system of government and of the Constitution's system of checks and balances.


The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

by John Locke Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions.


The Affair of the Poisons

by Anne Somerset St. Martin's Press (January 14, 2014)

The Affair of the Poisons, as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects...


The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: Extraordinary Perseverance

by David Bruce Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

David Bruce examines the life of one of Great Britain’s most prominent social activists. Using his personal papers, and the papers and books of his friends, associates, and contemporaries, The Life of Sir...


Travel Guide To Europe, 1492

by Lorenzo Camusso Henry Holt and Co. (December 24, 2013)

On the eve of the five hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the Americas, it bears remembering that in 1492, as Columbus was making his historic voyage, Europe was flourishing, at the very height of the...


With the Heart of a King

by Benton Rain Patterson St. Martin's Press (December 03, 2013)

Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and...


Sovereign Ladies

by Maureen Waller St. Martin's Press (November 26, 2013)

Maureen Waller has written a fascinating narrative history---a brilliant combination of drama and biographical insight on the British monarchy---of the six women who have ruled England in their own names.

In...


Fire and Light

by James MacGregor Burns St. Martin's Press (October 29, 2013)

"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center. As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings...


Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

by Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn R. McPherson & Sarah Enloe Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 29, 2013)

This volume extends the reach of the American Shakespeare Center, which consistently provides the finest in Shakespearean and Elizabethan dramatic performance and scholarship, by providing the best of its biannual...


The Human Tradition in Modern Europe, 1750 to the Present

by Cora Granata & Cheryl A. Koos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2007)

This engaging and humanizing text traces the development of Europe since the mid-eighteenth century through the lives of people of the time. Capturing key moments, themes, and events in the continent's turbulent...


Beau Brummell

by Ian Kelly Atria Books (July 23, 2013)

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


Captain John Smith: Jamestown and the Birth of the American Dream

by Thomas Hoobler & Dorothy Hoobler Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"America was the place Smith had dreamed of his whole life.There, his character, determination, and ambition had propelled him to the top of society. He spent the rest of his life trying to return. Though he...


The Last Alchemist

by Iain McCalman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Freemason ... Shaman ... Prophet ... Seducer ... Swindler ... Thief ... Heretic

Who was the mysterious Count Cagliostro?

Depending on whom you ask, he was either a great healer or a dangerous charlatan. Internationally...


Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

by James Buchan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day...


Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment

by Harvey Chisick Scarecrow Press (February 10, 2005)

This dictionary offers a balanced overview and helps readers understand and appreciate the Enlightenment Movement. Cross-referenced dictionary entries cover the significant persons, places, events, institutions,...


Religion and the State: Europe and North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

by Sargon George Donabed, Joshua B. Stein, Brent S. Sirota & Sara Kitzinger et al. Lexington Books (August 02, 2012)

The book discusses the relationship of religion to political entities (countries) in Europe and America in the 17th and 18th centuries. It aims to fill a gap in the literature by understanding the varieties...


Young Henry

by Robert Hutchinson St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2012)

Set during the same years of Henry VIII's life as The Tudors, this book charts his rise as a magnificent and ruthless monarch

Immortalized as a domineering king, notorious philanderer, and the unlikely benefactor...


The Divorce of Henry VIII

by Catherine Fletcher St. Martin's Press (June 19, 2012)

In 1533 the English monarch Henry VIII decided to divorce his wife of twenty years Catherine of Aragon in pursuit of a male heir to ensure the Tudor line. He was also head over heels in love with his wife's...


The Elizabethans

by A. N. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 24, 2012)

"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."—The New York Times Book Review

New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Author of Dante in Love

A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age,...


A Savage Empire

by Alan Axelrod St. Martin's Press (December 06, 2011)

A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early America

Combining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder...


The Minutemen and Their World

by Robert A. Gross & Alan M. Taylor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

The Minutemen and Their World, first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author....


Death and the Virgin Queen

by Chris Skidmore St. Martin's Press (January 18, 2011)

In the tradition of Alison Weir's New York Times bestselling Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley, comes the most sensational crime story of Tudor England.

On the morning of September 8, 1560,...


Big Chief Elizabeth

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 2011)

In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of Native Americans had made her their weroanza—a word that meant "big chief". The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen...


1789

by David Andress Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2009)

The world in 1789 stood on the edge of a unique transformation. At the end of an unprecedented century of progress, the fates of three nations—France; the nascent United States; and their common enemy, Britain—lay...


Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England

by Shelley Tickell Boydell Press (August 17, 2018)

Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England examines the nature and impact on society of this commercial crime at a time of rapid retail expansion during the long eighteenth century. As a new consumer culture...


The Pastoral Ministry and Worship in Calvin's Geneva

by Elsie Anne Mckee Librairie Droz (January 01, 2016)

This book examines the where, when, and what of daily, weekly, and annual corporate worship in Geneva, revealing in rich detail the liturgical rhythm shaped by Calvin’s theology. It includes sermons, sacraments,...


Una Gentildonna davanti al Sant'uffizio

by Federica Ambrosini Librairie Droz (November 01, 2014)

This is the first critical edition of a hitherto unpublished sixteenth-century Venetian trial for heresy. The defendant was a young noblewoman in the northeastern area of the Republic of Venice. Her two-year...


The Political Thought of the French League and Rome (1585-1589)

by Cornel Zwierlein Librairie Droz (May 01, 2016)

Since the nineteenth century, the political thought of the French Catholic League (1585-1595) has been considered to be mere plagiarism of Calvinist monarchomach texts written after the St Bartholomew's Day...


Mirage of Police Reform

by Robert E. Worden University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public...


The Secret of Kit Cavenaugh

by Anne Holland The Collins Press (October 15, 2013)

Christian – ‘Kit’ – Cavenaugh, born in 1667 in Dublin, grew up on a Leixlip farm. A dragoon in the Marlborough Wars, Kit led an adventurous life, courting women, fighting duels and arguing a paternity...


The Protestant Reformation

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Protestant Reformation in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Protestant...


The Mayflower

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the story of the Mayflower in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the voyage of the Mayflower. In...


The Struggle for Power in Colonial America, 1607–1776

by William Nester Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

America’s colonial era began and ended dramatically, with the founding of the first enduring settlement at Jamestown on May 14, 1607 and the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. During...


Bootleggers, Lobstermen & Lumberjacks

by Matthew P. Mayo Globe Pequot Press (October 05, 2010)

The story of New England is built on an endless armature of fascinating tales of Yankee ingenuity and hardy, intrepid characters. Bootleggers, Lobstermen, and Lumberjacks takes the top fifty wildest episodes...


Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography

by Amanda Weldy Boyd Anthem Press (December 15, 2017)

“Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography” examines theatrical biography as a nascent genre in eighteenth-century England. This study specifically focuses on Thomas Davies’...


In Defense of Martin Luther

by John Warwick Montgomery NRP Books (December 08, 2017)

In these seven engaging essays, renowned Lutheran scholar and Christian apologist John Warwick Montgomery presents a firm defense of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reformation. Republished for the 500th anniversary...


Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots

by Sarah-Beth Watkins Chronos Books (December 08, 2017)

Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension. She was continually caught between her country...


The Hidden Ireland – A Study of Gaelic Munster in the Eighteenth Century

by Daniel Corkery Gill Books (December 01, 1979)

Daniel Corkery’s classic book The Hidden Ireland is a study of Irish language poetry and culture in eighteenth-century Munster. The ‘Hidden Ireland’ of the title is literary Ireland: Corkery’s famous...


Making Money

by Colleen E. Kriger Ohio University Press (October 16, 2017)

A new era in world history began when Atlantic maritime trade among Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas opened up in the fifteenth century, setting the stage for massive economic and cultural change. In Making...


50 Dáil Debates that Shaped the Nation

by John Drennan Gill Books (October 05, 2012)

From the debates of the 1950s that were strikingly similar to what we face today – struggles against bankruptcy, emigration and abuse of power by the State – through the wars in the 70s and 80s over divorce...