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Cultures of Early Modern Europe eBook Series

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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

    $38.99 USD

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  • Christendom Destroyed

    Europe 1517-1648

    series The Penguin History of Europe
    **“The latest volume to appear in the Penguin History of Europe. Like its companion volumes, [Christendom Destroyed] is no breezy survey but a masterly synthesis of depth and breadth."*—*The Wall Street Journal“The political and religious conflicts of early modern Europe receive high-quality treatment from Greengrass.... an excellent addition to the new Penguin History of Europe.”—Financial Times* ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Shakespeare's London

    Everyday Life in London 1580-1616

    Everyday life in the teeming metropolis during William Shakespeare's time in the city. Shakespeare's London was a bustling, teeming metropolis that was growing so rapidly that the government took repeated, and ineffectual, steps to curb its expansion. From contemporary letters, journals and diaries, a vivid picture emerges of this fascinating city, with its many opportunities and also its ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Rebellion

    Britain's First Stuart Kings, 1567-1642

    by Tim Harris ...
    A gripping new account of one of the most important and exciting periods of British and Irish history: the reign of the first two Stuart kings, from 1567 to the outbreak of civil war in 1642 - and why ultimately all three of their kingdoms were to rise in rebellion against Stuart rule. Both James VI and I and his son Charles I were reforming monarchs, who endeavoured to bolster the authority of ... Read more

    $25.99 USD

  • Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?

    From an obscure family in a small provincial town, Shakespeare had no formal education after the age of thirteen. His surviving handwriting consists of six signatures on legal documents. His will makes no mention of his books or manuscripts. His two daughters were illiterate. There is, in other words, a seemingly enormous gap between the meagreness of Shakespeare's background and his achievements ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Armada 1588

    The Spanish Assault on England

    by John Barratt ...
    The political machinations, the strategies, and the hour-by-hour accounts of the war that locked Elizabeth I and Philip II in a battle for naval supremacy.The defeat of the Spanish Armada is one of the turning points in English history, and it was perhaps the defining episode in the long reigns of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain. The running battle along the Channel between the ... Read more

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  • History of the Incas

    series Native American
    This rare manuscript — written by a Spanish military officer and dedicated to King Philip II of Spain in 1572 — is considered one of the primary sources of information on the pre-Conquest history, traditions, and chronology of the Incas. One of the most authentic and reliable records of the period, it was based on carefully verified evidence provided by the Incas themselves.Rich in details, this ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Atlantic in Global History


    The Atlantic in Global History is a collection of original essays by leading authors that both introduce the main themes of Atlantic history and expand the category of the Atlantic chronologically, spatially, and methodologically.Moving away from the nation-state focused model of Atlantic history, this book emphasizes the comparisons among national experiences of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, by ... Read more

    $56.99 USD

  • A King Travels

    Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

    A King Travels examines the scripting and performance of festivals in Spain between 1327 and 1620, offering an unprecedented look at the different types of festivals that were held in Iberia during this crucial period of European history. Bridging the gap between the medieval and early modern eras, Teofilo Ruiz focuses on the travels and festivities of Philip II, exploring the complex relationship ... Read more

    $32.99 USD

  • Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750

    Cavalry, Guns, Government and Ships

    series Bloomsbury Studies in Military History
    A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Visualizing Venice

    Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City

    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 models, GIS mapping and historical cartography, ... Read more

    $54.99 USD

  • Invisible Worlds

    Death, Religion And The Supernatural In England, 1500-1700

    How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences?Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall traces the effects of the Reformers’ assaults on established beliefs about the afterlife. He shows how debates about purgatory and the nature of hellfire acted as unwitting agents of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD