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The Evil Necessity
The Evil Necessity

British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Brunsman, Denver

A fundamental component of Britain’s early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat—it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people...


Domesticating the Empire
Domesticating the Empire

Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism

Clancy-Smith, Julia, Gouda, Frances

In Domesticating the Empire, Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda bring together twelve essays- most of them original- that probe issues of gender, race, and power in the...


Ending the French Revolution
Ending the French Revolution

Violence, Justice, and Repression from the Terror to Napoleon

Brown, Howard G.

"Filled with critical insights, Brown’s revisionist study utilizes an impressive array of archival sources, some only recently cataloged, to support his thesis that the French...


In the Red and in the Black
In the Red and in the Black

Debt, Dishonor, and the Law in France between Revolutions

Vause, Erika

"The most dishonorable act that can dishonor a man." Such is Félix Grandet’s unsparing view of bankruptcy, adding that even a highway robber—who at least "risks his own life in...


The German Discovery of the World
The German Discovery of the World

Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous

Johnson, Christine R.

Current historiography suggests that European nations regarded the New World as an inassimilable "other" that posed fundamental challenges to the accepted ideas of Renaissance...


The Executioner's Journal
The Executioner's Journal

Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg

Schmidt, Frantz

During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more....


Hometown Religion
Hometown Religion

Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia

Luebke, David M.

The pluralization of Christian religion was the defining fact of cultural life in sixteenth-century Europe. Everywhere they took root, ideas of evangelical reform disturbed the...


Strange Brethren
Strange Brethren

Refugees, Religious Bonds, and Reformation in Frankfurt, 1554–1608

Scholz, Maximilian Miguel

In the sixteenth century, German cities and territories welcomed thousands of refugees fleeing the religious persecution sparked by the Reformation. As Strange Brethren...


Mad for God
Mad for God

Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete

Nalle, Sara Tilghman

Convinced he was the Elijah Messiah, the Spanish peasant Bartolomé Sánchez believed that God had sent him in divine retribution for the crimes committed by the Inquisition and...


Recollections
Recollections

The French Revolution of 1848 and Its Aftermath

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Zunz, Olivier

Alexis de Tocqueville’s Souvenirs was his extraordinarily lucid and trenchant analysis of the 1848 revolution in France. Despite its bravura passages and stylistic...


Enlightenment Underground
Enlightenment Underground

Radical Germany, 1680-1720

Mulsow, Martin

Online supplement, "Mulsow: Additions to Notes drawn from the 2002 edition of Moderne aus dem Untergrund": full versions of nearly 300 notes that were...


Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany
Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany
Midelfort, H. C. Erik

During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad- so mentally disordered that serious steps had...


Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds

How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life Is So Hard Today

Imhof, Arthur E.

Publication of Lost Worlds introduces to English-speaking readers one of the most original and engaging historians in Germany today. Known for his work in historical demography...


"Evil People"
"Evil People"

A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier

Dillinger, Johannes

Inspired by recent efforts to understand the dynamics of the early modern witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a powerful synthesis based on careful comparisons....


Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany
Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany
Kevorkian, Tanya

Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany offers a new narrative of Baroque music, accessible to non-music specialists, in which Tanya Kevorkian defines the era in terms...


Crossing the Boundaries of Belief
Crossing the Boundaries of Belief

Geographies of Religious Conversion in Southern Germany, 1648-1800

Corpis, Duane J.

In early modern Germany, religious conversion was a profoundly social and political phenomenon rather than purely an act of private conscience. Because social norms and legal...


DeTocqueville and the French Translated by Beth G Raps
DeTocqueville and the French Translated by Beth G Raps
Melonio, Francoise

With his lifelong examination of the relation between freedom and equality in modern societies, Alexis de Tocqueville is the most widely shared icon of Franco-American...


Shaman of Oberstdorf
Shaman of Oberstdorf

Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night

Behringer, Wolfgang

Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine...


Ireland and America
Ireland and America

Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty

Griffin, Patrick, Cogliano, Francis D.

Looking at America through the Irish prism and employing a comparative approach, leading and emerging scholars of early American and Atlantic history interrogate anew the...


If the King Only Knew
If the King Only Knew

Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV

Graham, Lisa Jane

In May 1758, a bailiff named Jean Moriceau de La Motte was arrested for carrying seditious flyers and uttering mauvais discours against Louis XV. When he was questioned at the...


Furnace and Fugue

A Digital Edition of Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens" (1618) with Scholarly Commentary

Nummedal, Tara, Bilak, Donna

An Innovative New Open-Access Resource

In 1618, on the eve of the Thirty Years’ War, the German alchemist and physician Michael Maier published Atalanta fugiens,...


Witchcraft and the Papacy
Witchcraft and the Papacy

An Account Drawing on the Formerly Secret Records of the Roman Inquisition

Decker, Rainer

When Rainer Decker was researching a sensational seventeenth-century German witchcraft trial, he discovered, much to his surprise, that in this case the papacy functioned as a...


The Witch in the Western Imagination
The Witch in the Western Imagination
Roper, Lyndal

In an exciting new approach to witchcraft studies, The Witch in the Western Imagination examines the visual representation of witches in early modern Europe. With...


Bacchus and Civic Order
Bacchus and Civic Order

The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany

Tlusty, B. Ann

Lining the streets inside the city's gates, clustered in its center, and thinly scattered among its back quarters were Augsburg's taverns and drinking rooms. These institutions...


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