Law, Loyalty, Literature 1640–1674
This multi-disciplinary collection of eight essays reassesses the career of Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609–1674), a figure of major importance in 17th-century British politics, constitutional history and literature, and the author of the History of the Rebellion (1702–04).
The City and the Parish: Drama in York and Beyond
Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies
This collection of the major articles by Alexandra Johnston, the founding director of the Records of Early English Drama project, focuses on the York plays, their theology and Christology, the relationship between the plays and local and national administrative bodies, and their performance in modern times.
American Founder, Atlantic Citizen
Nathan R Kozuskanich’s study of Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) places America’s ‘founding father’ within the wider context of the 18th-century Atlantic empire and his years in Britain and France. It also examines his political role and his engagement with topics of perennial concern including the right to bear arms, the legacy of slavery and the nature of American democracy.
Decrees of the Fifth Lateran Council (1512–17)
Their Legitimacy, Origins, Contents, and Implementation
In a collection of 12 articles written between 1996 and 2014, Professor Minnich begins by asking ‘what is a ecumenical council?’ He goes on to examine the legitimacy of Lateran V, the role the popes played within the council, its agenda, the decrees it issued and the extent to which they were implemented.
The Basics (Third Edition)
Now in its third edition, this is Gamble’s straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of archaeology, with chapters on basic concepts, people, materials and objects, time and space, change, power and identity, and incorporating new material on evolutionary approaches, landscape, and conflict archaeology.
Parish Churches in the Early Modern World
The religious upheavals of the 16th and 17th centuries led to changes in the design, furnishings and uses of parish churches, which nonetheless remained at the heart of local communities. The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the evolution of such buildings across different confessions, both in Europe and in the global colonial context, especially Asia and the Americas.
The Great Church Crisis and the End of English Erastianism
Bethany Kilcrease traces the course of the ‘Church Crisis’, the conflict between the Protestant and Ritualistic (or ‘Catholic’) Parties, and alarm about the growth of Anglo-Catholicism within the Church of England. She identifies three developments that contributed to the sense of ‘crisis’: the publication of Walter Walsh’s Secret History of the Oxford Movement in 1897; the 1898 anti-Ritualist protests of John Kensit; and Sir William Harcourt’s parliamentary speeches against Ritualism.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of
Covering more than a hundred 19th-century American poets, arranged alphabetically from Henry Adams (1838–1918) to Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840–1894), the Encyclopedia comprises authoritative essays on the lives and writings of the poets, the provenance of their poetry, and its literary-historical and cultural significance.
Empires of Print
Adventure Fiction in the Magazines, 1899–1919
Focusing on the work of authors such as Joseph Conrad, HG Wells, Conan Doyle and John Buchan, Professor Belk explores how writers of popular fiction engaged with foreign markets and readers through periodical publishing during the period 1899 to 1919.
Designing the British Post-War Home
Kenneth Wood, 1948–1968
Fiona Fisher explores the development of post-war domestic architecture and the significant role of small private architectural practices through the career of the Surrey-based architect Kenneth Wood (1921–2015) and case studies of several houses designed by Wood himself or his firm.
Crusaders and Franks
Studies in the History of the Crusades and the Frankish Levant
Dealing both with participants in the crusading expeditions and with the Westerners who settled in Frankish Levant and their descendants, this volume of 22 articles includes studies of the First Crusade, the 1096 persecution of the Jews, the maps available to crusaders, and the Fourth Crusaders who sailed to Acre rather than Constantinople. Variorum Collected Studies. No jacket.
The British Empire
A History and a Debate
Offering a dispassionate and evidence-based study of the British Empire as a form of government, an economic system and a method of engagement with the world, Professor Black presents an overview of the Empire across the centuries, considering it from both British and colonial perspectives. His history is accompanied by a commentary on the public historiography of empire and the politically charged character of much discussion of that history.
A Practical Linguistic Guide
A unique and engaging approach to the study of Early Modern English, this book provides students with a solid grounding for understanding the language of Shakespeare and its place within the development of English. Johnson covers all aspects of the playwright's language – vocabulary, grammar, sounds, rhetorical structure, etc. – and gives illuminating background information on the linguistic context of the Elizabethan age. The book includes practical exercises and activities, with suggestions for further work.