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  • Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640

    Turning the World Upside Down

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560-1640integrates social history, politics and literary culture as part of a ground-breaking study that provides revealing insights into early modern English society.Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown examine political scandals and familiar characters-including scolds, cuckolds and witches-to show how their behaviour turned the ordered world around ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017The first social and cultural history of vagrancy between 1650 and 1750, this book combines sources from across England and the Atlantic world to describe the shifting and desperate experiences of the very poorest and most marginalized of people in early modernity; the outcasts, the wandering destitute, the disabled veteran, the aged labourer, the solitary ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640

    Eating to Impress

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640 considers early modern food consumption in an important new way, connecting English consumption practices between the reigns of Henry VIII and Charles I with ideas of 'self' and 'otherness' in wider contexts of society and the class system.Examining the diets of various social groups, ranging from manual labourers to the aristocracy, special foods and their ... Read more

    $38.99 USD

  • The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600-1850

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    Tracing the emergence of the domestic kitchen from the 17th to the middle of the 19th century, Sara Pennell explores how the English kitchen became a space of specialised activity, sociability and strife. Drawing upon texts, images, surviving structures and objects, The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600-1850 opens up the early modern English kitchen as an important historical site in the ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • Religion and Society at the Dawn of Modern Europe

    Christianity Transformed, 1750-1850

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    This book reveals how, in confrontation with secularity, various new forms of Christianity evolved during the time of Europe's crisis of modernisation.Rudolf Schlögl provides a comprehensive overview of the development of religious institutions and piety in Protestant and Catholic Europe between 1750 and 1850; at the same time, he offers a detailed exposition of contemporary philosophical, ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Angelica's Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    Through the lens of a history of material culture mediated by an object, Angelica's Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy investigates aspects of women's lives, culture, ideas and the history of the book in early modern Italy.Inside a badly damaged copy of Straparola's 16th-century work, Piacevoli Notti, acquired in a Florentine antique shop in 2010, an inscription is found, ... Read more

    $36.99 USD

  • Food, Religion and Communities in Early Modern Europe

    series Cultures of Early Modern Europe
    Using a three-part structure focused on the major historical subjects of the Inquisition, the Reformation and witchcraft, Christopher Kissane examines the relationship between food and religion in early modern Europe.Food, Religion and Communities in Early Modern Europe employs three key case studies in Castile, Zurich and Shetland to explore what food can reveal about the wider social and ... Read more

    $34.99 USD

  • The Social Life of Coffee

    The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse

    What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

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  • An Everyday Life of the English Working Class

    Work, Self and Sociability in the Early Nineteenth Century

    This book concerns two men, a stockingmaker and a magistrate, who both lived in a small English village at the turn of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Joseph Woolley the stockingmaker, on his way of seeing and writing the world around him, and on the activities of magistrate Sir Gervase Clifton, administering justice from his country house Clifton Hall. Using Woolley's voluminous diaries and ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Customs in Common

    Studies in Traditional Popular Culture

    The “meticulously researched, elegantly argued and deeply humane” sequel to the landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class (The New York Times Book Review).This remarkable study investigates the gradual disappearance of a range of cultural customs against the backdrop of the great upheavals of the eighteenth century. As villagers were subjected to a legal system ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Ends of Life

    Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England

    by Keith Thomas ...
    How should we live? That question was no less urgent for English men and women who lived between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries than for this book's readers. Keith Thomas's masterly exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead fulfilling lives in those centuries between the beginning of the Reformation and the heyday of the Enlightenment illuminates the central values ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn

    series Cambridge Companions to Literature
    Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. She provided more plays for the stage than any other author and greatly influenced the development of the novel with her ground-breaking fiction, especially Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister and Oroonoko, the first English novel set in ... Read more

    $27.99 USD