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A Short History of the Reformation

Paperback, 06/08/2020, £14.99

Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800

Hardback, 05/08/2011, £125.00
Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical, alchemical, natural philosophical and commercial knowledge in early modern Europe. This volume brings together international scholars from a variety of fields to offer insights and new interpretations into the role played by secrets in their area of specialization.

Generations: Age, Ancestry, and Memory in the English Reformations

Hardback, 27/10/2022, £35.00
The Reformation of the Generations examines how the English Reformation was shaped by the generations that experienced, witnessed, and participated in it. Drawing on a rich array of evidence, it highlights the vital part played by families bound by blood and by faith in the religious revolution that stretched across the 16th and 17th centuries.

Popular Politics and the English Reformation

Paperback, 17/10/2002, £32.99
A study of popular responses to the English Reformation after Henry VIII's break from Rome.

Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £16.99

Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation

Paperback, 27/07/2017, £18.99
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation is the story of one of the truly epochal events in world history - and how it helped create the world we live in today

Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

Paperback, 08/01/2008, £12.00
A narrative about a remarkable life, this work is also a work of global history, juxtaposing the world of Counter-Reformation Europe with that of Ming China.

Stuart Experience

7, 01/11/1996, £9.95

Secret voyage of Sir Francis Drake

Paperback, 26/08/2004, £8.99
Samuel Bawlf goes beyond Sir Francis Drake's epic circumnavigation of the globe to suggest that the explorer was given - and fulfilled - secret orders. The accomplishment of this task, he argues, made him - 200 years before Cook - one of the greatest of all explorers.

Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

Paperback, 02/07/1998, £7.99
Walter Pater is increasingly seen as an important precursor of modernist aesthetic theory. This work was one of the most influential pieces of cultural criticism of its day, particularly on the work of Oscar Wilde, who described it as "my golden book ... the very flower of decadence".

European Reformation

Paperback, 18/04/1991, £30.00
A survey and analysis of the European Reformation of the 16th century, examining its social and religious background, its teachers and their message, and its impact on contemporary society.

German reformaton

Paperback, 28/05/1986, £12.99
'Eminently valuable and useful.' - The American Historical Review

A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present

Paperback, 30/06/1998, £20.99
Woodruff examines the implications of the end of the Cold War, the unravelling of communism, and challenge of non-western civilisations to western global superiority, at this transitional stage in world history. Third revised edition.

Fifteenth century: The prospect of Europe

Paperback, £6.95
The theme of this study of the 15th century is the emergence of Europe as an entity. Ranging throughout the continent and drawing examples from the works of contemporary observers, it descibes the changes Europe underwent and the reassessments which these caused.

Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume I: Reformation and Identity c.1520-1662

Hardback, 09/02/2017, £120.00
A volume considering the history of the Anglican communion from 1520-1662.

Further Correspondence of William Laud

Hardback, 09/02/2018, £70.00
The correspondence of William Laud, archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 to 1645, provides revealing insights into his mind, methods and activities, especially in the 1630s, as he sought to remodel the church and the clerical estate in the three kingdoms.

Religious Politics in Post-Reformation England

Hardback, 21/09/2006, £65.00
New scrutinies of the most important political and religious debates of the post-Reformation period.

Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy and Piety

Paperback, 11/10/1995, £36.99
This collection of essays by leading scholars and researchers in early Tudor studies provides an up-to-date discussion of the politics, policy and piety of Henry VIII's reign.

Women in Early Modern England, 1500-1700

Paperback, 14/04/1998, £35.99
An accessible, concise and much-needed introduction for students to the state of research on women's history in the early modern period.

Contending Kingdoms: France and England 1420-1700

Hardback, 01/07/2008, £125.00
Dealing with the period 1450-1700, this collection offers a snapshot of Anglo-French relations across the three centuries. It explores evidence of political co-operation and cultural influences, highlighting just how close early modern England's connections with France were, even at times of crisis.


Paperback, 11/04/1997, £25.99
This work emphasizes the survival of medieval traditions and the process of the creative adaptation of classical forms and values to their new cultural and social contexts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.

Gambling Man: Charles II and The Restoration

Paperback, 01/05/2010, £14.99
Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. This title is a portrait of Charles II, exploring his elusive nature through the lens of these ten vital years.

Sixteenth Century: 1485-1603

Paperback, 06/12/2001, £30.99
This volume explores the transformation of the British Isles in the 16th century. England was a governed monarchy, but its authority was not enforced beyond the more developed South-East and Midlands and was exerised indirectly in Wales and Ireland, while Scotland was an independent monarchy.

Seventeenth Century: 1603-1688

Paperback, 22/05/2008, £31.99
The chapters in this volume, each written by a leading scholar of the period, analyse in turn the response to the Union of 1603, the religious controversies under the early Stuarts, the Civil War, Commonwealth, and Restoration periods, and the social and economic context within which these developments took place.

Gender, church and state in early modern Germany

Paperback, 01/10/1997, £59.99
This volume brings together 11 essays which consider three main issues in the study of women and gender in early modern Germany: religion, law and work.

Companion to Stuart Britain

Paperback, 19/12/2008, £36.50
Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, this Companion provides a magisterial overview of the 'long' seventeenth century in British history. The chapters, each written by a leading expert, guide readers through the maze of scholarly debates about Stuart Britain.

Short History of the Italian Renaissance

Paperback, 30/10/2015, £14.99
Contains new emphasis on women; rhetorical culture and the Italian regions beyond Florence/Venice/Rome.


Paperback, 16/10/1986, £36.99
Luther provides a clear exposition of the state of German politics on the eve of the Reformation. Dr Mullett concentrates particularly on the evolution of Luther's thought and its central preoccupation with re-aligning the church's theology with that of the New Testament.

Renaissance in National Context

Paperback, 29/11/1991, £24.99
The essays in this book address the development of art, literacy and humanism across the length and breadth of Europe and show that though the Renaissance was recovering the culture of antiquity, it nevertheless served as the springboard for many specifically modern developments.

Elizabeth I

Paperback, 01/04/2003, £14.99
The reign of Elizabeth I

Imperial Spain 1469-1716

Paperback, 25/07/2002, £12.99
Tells the story of Spain's rise to greatness from its humble beginnings as one of the poorest and most marginal of European countries. This book charts the rise and fall of Habsburg Spain.

Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Paperback, 05/12/2002, £44.95
* Provides new perspectives on established texts. * Orientates the new student, while providing advanced students with current and new directions. * Pioneered by leading scholars. * Occupies a unique niche in Renaissance studies. * Illustrated with 12 single--page black and white prints. .

Italian Renaissance The origins of intellectual and artistic change be

Paperback, 15/10/1990, £49.99
The purpose of this book is to decide where the achievement of Renaissance art and letters lay, by exploring the needs for which artists and humanists catered and by exploring why their work took place. It is not a history of the Renaissance, but an attempt to define its value.

Reformation:Europes house divided 1490-1700

Paperback, 02/09/2004, £18.99
At a time when men and women were prepared to kill - and be killed - for their faith, the Reformation tore western world apart. In this title, the author re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars and politicians, from zealous Martin Luther nailing his Theses to door of a Wittenburg church to the radical Ignatius of Loyola.

Reading Holinshed's "Chronicles"

Paperback, 01/08/1994, £28.00
A study of the Elizabethan text, Holinshed's "Chronicles" - a history of England, Scotland and Ireland. Patterson argues that the chronicles should be read in their own right, as an important and inventive cultural history, rather than simply as source material for Shakespeare's plays.

Education of a Christian Woman: A Sixteenth-Century Manual

Paperback, 03/04/2000, £27.00
Vives advocated education for all women, regardless of social class and ability. From childhood through adolescence to marriage and widowhood, this manual offers advice as well as philosophical meditation. Vives stressed that women were intellectually equal if not superior to men.

Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Paperback, 16/03/1989, £14.99
Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might among the great powers of the world.

Venetian Navigators: The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North

Hardback, 03/03/2011, £14.99
In the 14th century, Nicolo and Antonio Zen journeyed from Venice up the North Atlantic, encountering warrior princes, fighting savage natives and, just possibly, reaching the New World a full century before Columbus. This title sets out to discover the truth about the Zen voyages.

Island That Disappeared: Old Providence and the Making of the Western World

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £14.99
Long forgotten in England, Providence Island is a microcosm of the 400-year-old Atlantic story, a narrative of colonial struggle and empire, slavery and drugs, pirates and puritans and amazing reversals of fortunes. At once intimate and global, this book casts new light on the part England played in the making of the modern world.

Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court

Paperback, 01/03/2013, £19.99
This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays on an important but overlooked aspect of early modern English life: the artistic and intellectual patronage of the Inns of Court and their influence on religion, politics, education, rhetoric, and culture from the late fifteenth through the early eighteenth centuries.

The Face Of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme

Hardback, 10/04/2014, £16.99
Presents an account of the direct experience of individuals at 'the point of maximum danger'. This title examines the physical conditions of fighting, the particular emotions and behaviour generated by battle, as well as the motives that impel soldiers to stand and fight rather than run away.

Europe's Tragedy

Paperback, 01/07/2010, £18.99
The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War (1618-48) tore the heart out of Europe, killing perhaps a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to whole areas of Central Europe to such a degree that many towns and regions never recovered. This title explains a compelling series of events.

The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama

Paperback, 01/02/2013, £16.99
The first accessible, authoritative and complete account of Vasco da Gama's historic and audacious attempt to seize the spice routes and re-conquer the Holy Land.

A Brief History of the Great Moghuls: India's Most Flamboyant Rulers

Paperback, 30/05/2002, £9.99
The story of India's great flowering of wealth and cultural splendour


Paperback, 04/03/2010, £12.99
Follows in the footsteps of some of the greatest of the Spanish adventurers travelling from the forests of Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, the deserts of North Mexico, the snowpeaks of the Andes and the heights of Machu Picchu. This work explores the turbulent and terrifying events surrounding the Spanish conquest of the Aztec and Inca empires.

Golden Age: Spanish Empire of Charles V

Hardback, 25/11/2010, £35.00
Focusing on the magisterial and enigmatic Charles V, Emperor of Europe and the New World, this title begins with the return of the remnants of Magellan's expedition around the world in 1522 and ends with Charles' death in 1558. In the decades between, the Spaniards conquer Guatemala, Yucatan, Columbia, Venezuela, Peru and Chile.

Divorce of Henry VIII

Paperback, 07/02/2013, £15.99
Henry, desperate to marry Anne Boleyn and ensure the Tudor line asks Pope Clement VII to grant him a divorce. Enter Gregorio Casali, an Italian diplomat hired to represent Henry's interests in the Vatican. This book combines a gripping family saga with a charged political battle between the Tudors and the Vatican.

Elizabeth of York

Paperback, 07/08/2014, £10.99
Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard III, the man who had deposed and probably killed her brothers, and it is possible that she then conspired to put Henry Tudor on the throne. This book is a portrait of this beloved queen.

Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous Whore'

Paperback, 20/09/2012, £12.99
Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret.
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