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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.

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.

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.

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, £34.99
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.

Catherine de Medici: A Biography

Paperback, 27/01/2005, £14.99
The bestselling revisionist biography of one of the great women of the 16th century

A Short History of the Reformation

Paperback, 06/08/2020, £14.99

The Bookseller of Florence: Vespasiano da Bisticci and the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance

Hardback, 01/04/2021, £25.00
An exhilarating and untold account of a Florentine bookseller working at the frontiers of human knowledge, and the epochal shift from script to print that defined the Renaissance The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings - the dazzling handiwork of the city's artists and architects.

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.

Women in Early Modern England, 1500-1700

Paperback, 14/04/1998, £34.99
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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

Elizabeth I

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ugly Renaissance: Sex,disease & excess in an age of beauty

Paperback, 28/08/2014, £12.99
Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa's smile lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit.

Nobilities in Transition 1550-1700: Courtiers and Rebels in Britain and Europe

Paperback, 31/07/2003, £28.99
Nobilities in Transition explores the transformation of the nobility in the late 16th and 17th centuries. While paying due attention to the great heterogeneity of the nobility in Europe it nevertheless shows how the adherence to common values and ideals nevertheless gave noble elites coherence and a shared sense of identity.

First imperial age

Paperback, 25/05/1989, £34.99
Taking an original, thematic approach, Geoffrey Scammell demonstrates the roots and ambiguity of Europe's triumphant rise to wealth and power.

Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 27/04/2006, £8.99
This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel.

Trade and Empire in the Atlantic 1400-1600

Paperback, 30/03/2000, £32.99
An accessible and concise introduction to early European expansion overseas, explaining how and why western seafarers visited the Caribbean, South America and Africa.

Europe and the world 1650-1830

Paperback, 25/10/2001, £44.99
Focusing on Europe's impact on the world, Jeremy Black analyses European attitudes, exploration, trade and acquisition of knowledge. Europe and the World, 1650-1830 is an important thematic study of the first age of globalisation.

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.

History of the Reign of King Henry VII

Paperback, 19/02/1998, £28.99
A major student edition by a senior Renaissance scholar of 'the first modern classic of English history'.

State in early modern France

Paperback, 28/09/1995, £22.99
A major new textbook examining the nature of the state and the monarchy in early modern France.

Early Reformation in Europe

Paperback, 08/10/1992, £33.99
A lucid introduction to the Reformation as a pan-European phenomenon.

Europe in the Sixteenth Century

Paperback, 11/01/2002, £29.00
Introduces readers to the central features and developments of 16th-century Europe. The author's account of the major events of the age - political and religious conflicts, statebuilding, and exploration - creates a vivid sense of how it would have been to live in this tumultuous century.

Reformation Europe 1517-1559

Paperback, 15/10/1999, £29.95
Revised edition of a popular text. Examines the important roles of Luther and Charles V. Includes an updated bibliography and an afterword by Andrew Pettegree on Elton's work and the enduring significance of this book.