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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...


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...


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 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...


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...


Can Egypt lead the Arab world again? : assessing opportunities and challenges for U.S. policy

by Aftandilian, Gregory L. Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War Coll (August 01, 2019)

This work discusses the current state of the Egypt following the Arab spring and the implementation of a new economic reform package. It is argued that Egypt has previously faced such circumstances and recovered...


Independence Day

by Alison Gee And Richard Jones, Voluntary Service Overseas Library For All (May 02, 2019)

It's Independence Day - PNG's birthday!


George Washington's Surprise Attack

by Phillip Thomas Tucker Skyhorse (August 23, 2016)

Extensively researched and superbly argued in Tucker’s compelling narrative, this in-depth examination of George Washington’s ‘military miracle’ at the Battle of Trenton unquestionably confirms the vital...


If a Pirate I Must Be

by Richard Sanders Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

In a page-turning tale brimming with adventure, author Richard Sanders tells of the remarkable exploits of Bartholomew Roberts (better known as Black Bart), the greatest of the Caribbean pirates. He drank tea...


The Atrocities of the Pirates

by Aaron Smith Skyhorse (March 09, 2011)

Originally published in 1824, this firsthand account describes how, in June 1822, young English seaman Aaron Smith was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England....


Virtue, Valor, and Vanity

by Eric Burns Arcade (October 17, 2011)

Washington, Adams, Henry, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hamilton: their ambitions, intrigues, and jealousies shaped the birth of the nation, but they overcame their foibles and imperfections to throw off the chains...


With Musket & Tomahawk

by Michael O. Logusz Carrel Books (January 26, 2016)

In this third volume of Michael Logusz’s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army’s southern front...


New Approaches to Religion and the Enlightenment

by Brett C. McInelly & Paul E. Kerry Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 09, 2018)

The Enlightenment, an eighteenth-century philosophical and cultural movement that swept through Western Europe, has often been characterized as a mostly secular phenomenon that ultimately undermined religious...


Charting the Past

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (October 12, 2018)

1. This book argues that in the 18th century Britain used its present as a way of interpreting the significance of its past. One can easily trace this way of viewing history straight through to the recent Brexit...


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...


Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume

by Dennis C. Rasmussen Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Letter to Strahan is an ostensible letter that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume, and published alongside Hume’s autobiography, My...


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 Myth of the Press Gang

by J. Ross Dancy Boydell Press (February 19, 2015)

SHORTLISTED for the Society for Nautical Research's prestigious Anderson Medal.

The press gang is generally regarded as the means by which the British navy solved the problem of recruitingenough seamen in the...


The Canary Islanders in Texas

by Armando Curbelo Fuentes & Félix D. Almaráz Jr. Maverick Books (May 30, 2018)

Immigrants from the archipelago of the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Western Africa played a vital role in San Antonio’s early history. Canary Islanders in Texas tells the story of the fifty-five...


The Age of Machinery

by Gillian Cookson Boydell Press (February 16, 2018)

The engineers who built the first generations of modern textile machines, between 1770 and 1850, pushed at the boundaries of possibility. This book investigates these pioneering machine-makers, almostall working...


The Jewish Economic Elite

by Cornelia Aust Indiana University Press (February 27, 2018)

In this rich transnational history, Cornelia Aust traces Jewish Ashkenazi families as they moved across Europe and established new commercial and entrepreneurial networks as they went. Aust balances economic...


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...


Imagining World Order

by Chenxi Tang Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

In early modern Europe, international law emerged as a means of governing relations between rapidly consolidating sovereign states, purporting to establish a normative order for the perilous international world....


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...


Geographies of an Imperial Power

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (December 22, 2017)

From explorers tracing rivers to navigators hunting for longitude, spatial awareness and the need for empirical understanding were linked to British strategy in the 1700s. This strategy, in turn, aided in the...


The Struggle for Power in Colonial America, 1607–1776

by William R. 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...


Revolutionary Soldier: 1775-1783

by C. Keith Wilbur Globe Pequot Press (January 01, 1993)

Has 85 full-page plates of hand-lettered text and meticulously detailed drawings that bring to life the day-to-day pleasures and privations of the Revolutionary soldier.


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 Politics of Place

by Joshua Bandoch University of Rochester Press (November 15, 2017)

Many Enlightenment thinkers sought to discover the right political order for all times and all places, and scholars often view Montesquieu as working within this project. In this reassessment of Montesquieu's...


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...


Balloon Madness

by Clare Brant Boydell Press (November 17, 2017)

"All the world is mad about balloons" observers recorded during the craze in Britain that lasted from 1783 to 1786. Excitement about the new invention spread rapidly, inspiring hopes, visions, fashions, celebrations,...