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"Un Monsignore troppo abbondo contro le monache": Alfonso Paleotti Meets His Match

by Monson, Craig A.

"Alfonso Paleotti participated actively in Bolognese implementation of Tridentine decrees. As coadjutor he pursued this enterprise with singular enthusiasm, particularly with regard to convents and their music, about which he recognized few ...

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'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700

by Frances Timbers

<p><em>'The Damned Fraternitie': Constructing Gypsy Identity in Early Modern England, 1500–1700</em> examines the construction of gypsy identity in England between the early sixteenth century and the end of the seventeenth century. Drawing upon ...

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‘And so began the Irish Nation’

Nationality, National Consciousness and Nationalism in Pre-modern Ireland

by Brendan Bradshaw

<p>Nationalism is a particularly slippery subject to define and understand, particularly when applied to early modern Europe. In this collection of essays, Brendan Bradshaw provides an insight into how concepts of ’nationalism’ and ’national ...

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A Brief Summe of Geographie, by Roger Barlow

by E.G.R. Taylor

<p>Transcript of the manuscript dedicated to Henry VIII (Royal mss. 18 B. XXVIII), with a pedigree of Barlow, edited with an introduction and notes. Barlow's translation of Enciso's Suma de geographia, with much original and supplementary matter

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A Business of State

Commerce, Politics, and the Birth of the East India Company

by Rupali Mishra Mishra

<p>At the height of its power around 1800, the English East India Company controlled half of the world’s trade and deployed a vast network of political influencers at home and abroad. Yet the story of the Company’s beginnings in the early ...

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A Cloister on Trial

Religious Culture and Everyday Life in Late Medieval Hungary

by Gabriella Erdélyi

<p>In 1517, the usually tranquil friary in the Hungarian town of Körmend found itself at the centre of controversy when its Augustinian friars, charged with drunkenness, sexual abuses and liturgical negligence, were driven out and replaced with ...

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A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland

Comprising a translation from F. Martens' Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrère's Histoire du Groenland: and God's Power and Providence in the Preservation of Eight Men in Greenland Nine Months and Twelve Days

by Adam White

<p>The first text is from an English collection published in 1694; the second from the Relation du Groenland, Paris, 1663; the third is the text of Edward Pelham's tract, London, 1631. The supplementary material consists of the 1855 annual ...

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A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe

by Peter H. Wilson

<p>This <em>Companion</em> contains 31 essays by leading international scholars to provide an overview of the key debates on eighteenth-century Europe.</p> <ul> <li></li> <li> <p>Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, and ...

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A Cultural History of Latin America

by Bethell, Leslie

The Cambridge History of Latin America is a large scale, collaborative, multi-volume history of Latin America during the five centuries from the first contacts between Europeans and the native peoples of the Americas in the late fifteenth and ...

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A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century, by Duarte Barbosa, a Portuguese

by Henry E.J. Stanley

<p>Translated from an Early Spanish Manuscript in the Barcelona Library, with Notes and a Preface from the Text written c. 1514. For a revised edition, see Second Series 44, 49. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first ...

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A Geographical Account of Countries round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679, by Thomas Bowrey

by Lt.-Col. Sir Richard Carnac Temple

<p>This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1905.</p> ...

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A History of English Philanthropy

From the Dissolution of the Monasteries to the Taking of the First Census

by B. Kirkman Gray

<p>First published in 1905, this book charts the history of English philanthropy from the Elizabethan period through to the nineteenth century. In doing so, Benjamin Kirkman Gray posed some important questions about modern philanthropy, and ...

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A History of Milan Under the Sforza

by Cecilia Ady

<p>A HISTORY of Milan, under the House of Sforza, can hardly incur the charge of being superfluous. While Rome, Florence and Venice have each found English historians, and while fresh books on Renaissance Italy appear every day, no English ...

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A History of Science in World Cultures

Voices of Knowledge

by Scott L. Montgomery & Alok Kumar

<p>To understand modern science, it is essential to recognize that many of the most fundamental scientific principles are drawn from the knowledge of ancient civilizations. Taking a global yet comprehensive approach to this complex topic, <em>A ...

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A History of the Medici Popes

by Herbert Vaughan

<p>IN our efforts to realise the leading events of our own history we experience no small difficulty from the fact that so much of the face of England has completely altered its outward appearance under the stress of modern development, so that ...

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A History of the Muslim World since 1260

The Making of a Global Community

by Vernon O Egger

<p><em>A History of the Muslim World since 1260</em> continues the narrative begun by <em>A History of the Muslim World to 1750</em> by tracing the development of Muslim societies, institutions, and doctrines from the time of the Mongol ...

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A History of the Muslim World to 1750

The Making of a Civilization

by Vernon O. Egger

<p><em>A History of the Muslim World to 1750</em> traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its ...

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A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama, 1497-1499

by E.G. Ravenstein

<p>Translated and Edited, with Notes, an Introduction and Appendices. Includes also letters of King Manuel and Girolamo Sernigi, 1499, and early seventeenth-century Portuguese accounts of da Gama's first voyage. This is a new print-on-demand ...

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A Journal of the Operations of the Queen's Rangers from the End of the Year 1777, to the Conclusion of the Late American War

by John Graves Simcoe

<p><strong>John Graves Simcoe (1752 - 1806) was a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791<br /> until 1796 in southern Ontario and the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior.</strong> He founded ...

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A Little History of the United States

by James West Davidson

<p>How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most remarkable nations in the world? Everyone from young adults to grandparents will be fascinated by the answers ...

ISBN: 9780300182521

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